Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Aggies (GLBT Aggies) is an officially recognized student group at Texas A&M University.
The students did not want full university recognition, which included partial funding from student fees as well as official office space in the Student Programs Office, because several of their members wished to be discreet about their sexual orientation.
Instead, the group requested only meeting space on campus and the right to post notices on school bulletin boards and in the student newspaper.
What followed was the lengthy court battle Gay Student Services v. At the conclusion of the litigation, GSS was recognized as an official student organization by legal decision in April 1985.
Over the years, the name of the organization has evolved to be more inclusive.
Today GLBT Aggies is an organization for queer people and straight allies alike where anyone is welcome to join regardless of how they identify.
GLBT Aggies is led by an executive council of democratically elected members.Elections are held at the end of the academic year, with special elections held for vacant seats during the academic year as needed.Elected positions include: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, and Social Chair.GLBT Aggies also has a seat on the Graduate Student Council.This position is appointed by the elected officers of the GLBTA.These leaders make up the voting members of the Executive Council, and it is their responsibility to establish programming, set policy, and guide the organization to better serve its members.