As I said before, most students are conservative/republicans. There is the Corps of Cadets, the "keepers of the spirit" who have been the center of tradition since the beginning of the school. The Greeks, the people that are involved with student run organizations such as Fish Camp (a 3 day camp for freshmen to get a sneak peek at the traditions and spirit of Aggieland), student government, and so many more.Most people are usually involved in more than one thing. There are some racially and religious diversities at the school, but it is a minority. I do think GLBT students might feel out of place at such a conservative school. The third has a fish camp discussion group eating together.I would caution wearing pajama pants too early in the semester, though: you don't want your professor to think that you're lazy and/or you don't care about the class.Probably 75% of Aggies are from Texas, but there are also students from out of state and international students.Yet, there is a very large 'down low' gay presence on campus. A vast majority of the students here are from Texas and come from a middle income family, but like other colleges, you do have some wealthy attendees as well as those from poor households.
At A&M, when you pass someone on campus, instead of just smiling or nodding to them, we say "Howdy." It's a little thing, but it goes a long way to make people feel welcome on campus.If there were four main tables dividing a dining hall of TAMU students, black athletes might occupy one, Greek fraternity and sorority members another, "redneck" or "hick" students a third, and nerdy Asian engineer or biology majors a fourth, thought many of these groups can be found overlapping in their social stereotypes.A sorority girl might be pre-med, or an athlete might be studying something agriculturally based.Most students wear comfortable clothes to classes; jeans and sperry's, nike running shorts and running shoes, or shorts and flip flops, coordinated with t-shirts, tank tops, and sweatshirts.Most TAMU students seem to be from the Houston or Dallas/Fort Worth area, though the student body has a great mix of Texans, ranging from far East Texas to the obselete Northern regions, along with out of staters and a handful of international students. It's common to see the sidewalk chalked with support for presidential candidates, or the MSC taken over with student groups promoting for a specific person or cause.