Where family involvement equals student success!

What is Family Association?

The Family Association is a link between students and families. We are there to support both the university and the students who attend.

Mission

Family Association at Texas A&M University-San Antonio is designed to empower family members to connect with Jaguar students on and off-campus, promote a sense of home in the A&M-SA community, and provide opportunities for local cultural learning. 

Vision

Family Association at Texas A&M University-San Antonio seeks to bridge gaps in the student experience as it relates to sense of belonging, loneliness, and perseverance with the intention of helping students achieve their goals and graduate.

Core Components

Connection

Connecting students to Jaguar families and additional opportunities that enhance their student experience

Belonging

Promoting pride and a sense of belonging in the Jaguar and San Antonio communities

Support

Providing both learning opportunities and spaces for critical conversation that promote effective transition and the development of a variety of skills

Who is/can be involved?

Everyone! We encourage all of the following to get involved:

  • Parents, Guardians, and Siblings
  • Children and Significant Others
  • Extended Family: Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and Grandparents
  • Friends
  • Anyone else defined a family in your life

What is the benefit?

  • Family involvement= STUDENT SUCCESS
  • Ability to be involved regardless of physical location
  • Moral Support
  • Additional educational/co-curricular activities for students
  • Assist the university through suggestions for the benefit of the students
  • Family-related resources
  • Awareness what is happening and how students can be supported
  • Opportunities for free/low-cost family time for all ages

How do I join?

Sign up for Family Connect at https://www.tamusa.campusesp.com and select the Family Association community during the sign-up process.

What we do?

  • On-campus events
    • Donuts with Dad
    • Muffins with Mom
    • Family Bingo
    • Mixers
    • Family Days/Weekends
    • University Events
  • Off-campus events
    • Sporting events
    • Picnics
    • Bowling
    • Outdoor Movies
    • Entertainment Centers (EVO, Santikos, Casa Blanca, Main Event)
    • Theme Parks
  • Virtual events
    • Information sessions
    • Kahoots!/Trivia

Why we chose to participate in Family Association:

  • “I want to help students with everything that A&M-SA has to offer.”
  • “Being involved in an organization that supports my daughter's and other student's well-being and education.”
  • “I want to support my daughter and other students that are away from their families for an extended amount of time.  I want to bring a piece of home to all students that may need extra support.” 

Advice for family members with Jaguar students

  • “Stay involved even if your student doesn’t want you to.”
  • Don't be afraid to get involved, you are not only helping your family but other families as well”
  • “This is definitely an organization you want to be a part of if you want to make a positive impact on students and the community.”