And student interest in these types of experiences is growing. “This fall, the participation numbers for Fish Camp, Howdy Week, Freshman Leadership Organizations and Midnight Yell were very, very high,” Dobiyanski added. “There is an increased yearning for these types of experiences.”
Investing in Experience
That’s where the Aggie Experience Fund comes in. The fund supports undergraduate and graduate students’ participation in recognized campus organizations, committees or programs, including Extended Orientation programs (Fish Camp, T-Camp, Howdy Camp, Ventures Camp and Grad Camp), Memorial Student Center programs, Freshman Leadership Organizations, The Big Event leadership, Fish Camp leadership, sports club fees, fraternity/sorority fees and leadership conference fees. Students can apply to receive $250 or 50% of the program cost, with a lifetime limit of $1,500 per student. The first funds were awarded during the spring 2022 semester.