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  • Texas A&M University-Commerce will provide equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment and the public regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic

    information or veteran status. Furthermore, A&M-Commerce will maintain an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

    To request this information in alternate format, please contact Student Disability Resources and Services.

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  • 2We are LIONS

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  • 4We are PROUD

  • 5Nestled in an environment that thrives on academic excellence, Texas A&M University-Commerce is rich in culture thanks to its diverse student body, which makes a stroll across campus an international experience. Since 1889, we have changed lives through education and by helping students just like you achieve their goals. We are the fifth oldest university in Texas and the second largest university within the prestigious Texas A&M University System. Our founder, Professor William Leonidas Mayo, inspired our lion mascot and his creed of ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others, has inspired our mission and driven our students and graduates to enrich their communities for over 125 years. We are proud to be Lions!

    At A&M-Commerce the real emphasis is you, no matter which program you choose. Here, presence really matters. We are here to serve and encourage the best of what motivates your quest for learning. Thats no small promise, but one that we stand by, collectively. As a member of our pride, we offer a hand to you: its a hand up. How far it takes you is a matter of countless possibilities. With over 80 undergrad degree options to choose from, just be true to you.

    On campus, world-class faculty members provide hands-on involvement in small group learning environments. You will have opportunities to increase your knowledge and skills alongside award-winning educators and researchers, many of whom are known for commandeering projects that reach beyond campus, Texas and the nation, with relevance for a larger world. We are small enough that you will be noticed, large enough to unleash your mind.

    Here, you are supported every step of the way, from registration to graduation, inside the welcoming arms of a university that cares. You become a lion for life, within one of the largest and most active alumni networks around part of an established legacy of excellence: You are our pride.

    Rich History, ENRICHED FUTURE

  • 6A&M-Commerce is organized into four academic colleges and one school. Think of colleges within the university as branches off the same tree whether you want to transform a global marketplace in the College of Business; improve quality of life through the College of Education & Human Services; cultivate culture as part of the College of Humanities, Social Sciences & Arts; help forge ahead in our interconnected world within the College of Science & Engineering; or be a part of the industry that feeds and clothes the world in the School of Agriculture. We are here to help you find your place.

    SCHOLARS

    College of BusinessLeaders in World-Class EnterpriseWere committed to helping students become successful leaders. By offering innovative and progressive programs, you will gain the knowledge and tools youll need for success in the global marketplace.

    Pride Points> Accredited by the Association to Advance

    Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest accreditation for business schools

    > No. 18 in Top 50 Best Value Online Business Schools from valuecolleges.com

    We are

  • 7College of Education & Human ServicesInnovative Educational ResearchersWe improve quality of life around the world by educating teachers, administrators and human services professionals. Were known throughout the state for graduating more high school principals, superintendents and school counselors than any other college or university in Texas. Th e College of Education & Human Services includes the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and the School of Social Work.

    Pride Points> Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

    nationally-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    > Th e fi rst public university in Texas to off er a competency-based degree program, the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) in Organizational Leadership

    College of Humanities, Social Sciences & ArtsPioneering CreativesOur faculty members work on an international stage and bring a wealth of experience and expertise into the classroom, laboratory and studio. Our students consider their college years an academic and cultural experience.

    Pride Points> Students from the music department premier

    the work of world-renowned composers and have performed in Carnegie Hall

    > Accredited Associate Member of the National Association of Schools of Art (NASAD) to ensure that the degrees, curricula, and faculty meet rigorous national standards of breadth and quality

    College of Science & Engineering Building Solutions and Generating New KnowledgeWe foster innovation and discovery. We accept the responsibility of helping our students, build a better future with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We dont just discover the future, we make it.

    Pride Points> Engineering programs accredited

    by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

    > Breakthrough research in key biomedical fi elds

    School of AgricultureHands-On Learning for the FutureWe off er students a variety of programs to fi t their need for hands-on experience in a setting that off ers cutting-edge technology and research from world-class professors.

    Pride Points> One of only three universities in Texas

    off ering a bachelors degree in equine studies> Th e only university in Texas with a hands-

    on, crop production program supported by industry

    tamuc.edu/Academics

  • 8With six NCAA Division II Championships 2014-2015, Lion Athletics roars! We are a member of the Lone Star Conference (LSC) and compete in 14 NCAA Division II sports.

    Mens BasketballCross CountryFootballGolfTrack and Field (Indoor/outdoor)

    Womens BasketballCross CountryGolfSoftballSoccerTrack and Field (Indoor/outdoor)Volleyball

    Pride Points

    > 58 LSC championships and 5 national championships

    > Over 300 All-Americans and 9 recognized Academic All-Americans

    > 4 LSC Academic Player of the Year awards (in the past two seasons)

    > 91 Lion student-athletes recognized on the 2015 LSC Spring Commissioners Honor Roll, including 24 with perfect 4.0 GPAs

    > Only university in Northeast Texas to offer a rodeo program in addition to our more traditional sports programs

    Connect with us: Lionathletics.com > @lionathletics > #WeAreLions

    We are FIERCE

  • 9Campus RecreationOur state-of-the-art Morris Recreation Center (MRC) has a three-tier fitness area, an indoor track, multipurpose courts and a 45-foot climbing wall.

    Swim some laps in the outdoor pool, grab a mountain bike and hit the challenge course, or check out camping equipment for a weekend retreat. Love Zumba, spin classes or need a personal trainer? We have it covered, and opportunities to be active are endless.

    Dont just develop your game, grow your leadership and teamwork skills to last a lifetime. With A&M-Commerce intramural sports (IM), all students have the opportunity to choose between indoor and outdoor events, ranging from single-day tournaments to multi-week league sports. IM sports include flag football, soccer, basketball, 4x4 sand volleyball, softball and more.

    You can also join club sports like racquetball, table tennis, basketball, golf, soccer, taekwondo, climbing, and slowpitch softball.

    Pride Points

    > We are record-breakers, movers and shakers! On August 7, 2013, 12 student members of the A&M-Commerce Climbing Society broke two Guinness World Records

    > Greatest Vertical Distance Climbed in 6 Hours by a Team (scaling 90 times, each)

    > The Fastest Time to Climb Everest on an Indoor Climbing Wall (Team)

    tamuc.edu/CampusRec

    You dont have to be a student-athlete to put one in the win column.

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    We are HOME

    Im here to see that students reach their potential and achieve their dreams. What my students dont realize is that they add value to my life. Th ey are truly a joy to work withtheir willingness to learn and their thirst for knowledge and new experiences are what get me out of bed in the morning.

    Danielle Davis, director of Leadership Engagement and Development (L.E.A.D.)

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    To participate in a supportive environment, make life-long friends and enjoy the best college experience, our freshmen and sophomores live on campus. Each residence hall has activities and events that engage you in your home away from home. We really are here to help, nurturing your academic, intellectual, social and emotional well-being by encouraging you to create meaningful connections within our prideto be a part of our family.

    Choose the best living experience to fit your needs.

    Freshman Housing

    Whitley Hall Double and/or single occupancy rooms with a connected bathroom

    Pride Rock Single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms. Includes separate living area

    Upperclassmen and Non-Traditional Freshman Housing

    Smith and Berry Halls Double occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms

    Women Hall and Sorority Houses Double and private rooms available; sh