Texas A&M University
BackgroundInterview Date:October 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Pansexual
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public high school in Lewisville, TX with a graduating class of about 900 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of a women’s club called Aggie Golden Arrows and I’m part of the Student Government Diversity Commission.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
For the diversity commissions, we deal with promoting diversity and making people feel included in different ways based on how you express yourself. That was important for me to want to be part of. A&M is known as a predominantly White university, and it’s hard to find your voice sometimes if you don’t identify with that. It’s important to be doing something that is inclusive to everyone. The women’s organization is for me to meet people that think like me. It promotes diversity, which was a big reason I wanted to join.
Are Texas A&M’s extracurriculars competitive to get into?
Some of them are. There’s are things called FLOs and SLOs, which are freshman and sophomore leadership organizations. FLOs are known to be very competitive to get into. A lot of people interview for them, and it’s a very selective process. My friends and I have interviewed for the SLOs and didn’t get in any of them.