Excellence uniting Culture, Education, and Leadership (ExCEL) is a student organization and student success program designed to help new students find academic, social, and personal balance at Texas A&M. ExCEL assists students in making a smooth transition during their first year as an Aggie by providing opportunities for meaningful and authentic connections to campus. Through a fall conference, cultivating relationships between peers and mentors, academic personal support, and serving as a resource, members are provided first year engagement across the fall and spring.
During the ExCEL Conference, students become familiar with the year-long program, as they are assigned upper-class peer mentors and a peer group. The Conference consists of motivational speakers, dialogue within the peer groups, developmental series focused on personal development and community, and meet and greet mentor activities.
Following the conference, academic, social, and cultural activities begin through the close of the spring semester. Activities include a community events, seminar series covering relevant topics, mentor engagement activities, community service projects, and socials!