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The Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen (HECM) houses several student organizations. By participating in student organizations, you have the opportunity to create meaningful relationships within the Aggie community, further strengthen your leadership skills and build professional experience.

Current Organizations

Aggie Humane Society

The Aggie Humane Society promotes compassion and making a difference in our community. The organizations provides opportunities for students to participate in volunteer work, educational events, and advocacy efforts aimed at fostering a more humane and caring environment for all.

To join, email Kimberly Garza at

McAllen Aggies All In

The McAllen Aggies All In organization is dedicated to serving others and the Rio Grande Valley community, providing the highest level of compassion and service while fulfilling duties as valued volunteer members.

To join, contact Jennifer Hernandez at

McAllen Agricultural Economics Club

The McAllen Agricultural Economics Club focuses on developing students into leaders in agricultural economics and related fields. It provides a platform for students to collaborate and network, and it promotes social responsibility through community outreach events.

To join, contact Jose Diego Chapa at

McAllen Aggie Baptist Student Ministry (BSM)

The McAllen Aggie BSM organization welcomes Aggies interested in studying and sharing the word of God and message of Jesus Christ.

To join, contact Ezri Mata at

McAllen Border Pre-Med Society

Through the Border Pre-Med Society, students will have the opportunity to meet and learn from medical experts across the region. Members will also be able to participate in volunteer work, network with other students and access resources to prepare for the application to medical school.

To join, contact

McAllen HOSA - Future Health Professionals

The mission of HOSA is to empower future health professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration and experience.

To join, contact Emiliano Lopez at

McAllen Pre-Dental Association

The Pre-Dental Association allows students the opportunity to network with those interested in pursuing dentistry.

To join, contact Natalie Chavez at or Stephania Beltran Trevino at

McAllen Society of Automotive Engineers

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), provides members opportunities to gain broader insight into the engineering profession by hosting meetings with practicing engineers, arranging field trips to research and engineering establishments, sponsoring student projects of engineering interest, and participating in local SAE Section activities.

To join, contact Mr. Rafael Fox, HECM Associate Professor of Practice, Multidisciplinary Engineering at

McAllen Student Advisory Council

The McAllen Student Advisory Council (MSAC) is the representative organization for the student body at the Higher Education Center at McAllen (HECM). The MSAC provides a forum for free and open discussion of matters affecting students and promotes the general welfare of the student body by serving as an advocate for student issues and presenting the student perspective to campus administration, faculty and college committees.

To join, contact Alaniz Cuellar at

Texas Society of Professional Engineers - Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers at Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen (TSPE-HECM) proudly serves as the flagship representative for the Rio Grande Valley chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers. As a beacon of professional development and engineering excellence, TSPE-HECM is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of engineering practice and ethics, fostering leadership, and inspiring innovation within the community.

To join, contact

Starting a New Organization

While the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen offers a variety of choices among its student organizations, there may be something that you would like to add. Simply follow the easy steps listed below to establish a new student organization!

  1. Informational - At least three (3) student leaders attend a New Student Organization (NSO) Informational during the Fall or Spring semester.
  2. Preparation - Students recruit members, create an action plan, and write a constitution.
  3. Application – Students submit an application via link shared after the NSO Informational.
  4. Review – The Department of Student Activities staff review applications and create student organization finance accounts.
  5. StuAct Online – Students receive a link for StuAct Online, where they can manage the organization, add advisors and complete forms and trainings.
  6. Approval – Upon final approval of the application, students will receive an account number and information on the annual student organization recognition process, which includes officer and advisor training.
  7. Annual Recognition Process - Students complete required components of the annual recognition process, which includes: updating the leadership roster, maintaining officer eligibility standards, updating the StuAct Online profile, completing annual trainings and uploading the most recent version of the organization's constitution.

Contact Information

Luis Salinas

  • Program Coordinator II
Luis Salinas