Hello, and welcome to IDEAAL!
The Institute for the Development and Education of Asian American Leaders (IDEAAL) was founded in September 2003 as a portal to guide Asian American Aggies on the road to becoming strong influencers in the Texas A&M Community. We are a student-directed year-long developmental institute tailored towards freshmen and 1st-year transfer students. We foster the professional and cultural development of our students through augmenting leadership and progressive, discussion-based meetings. IDEAAL is dedicated to aiding freshman to navigate the overwhelming college atmosphere by providing a safe-space and guidance from carefully-paired mentors. We also serve as a discussion forum focused on how various issues impact Asian-Americans and what we can do to create decisive change. The organization fosters opportunities to develop a sense of belonging on campus, increase awareness of our shared Asian identity and solidify fundamentals for future career growth.
IDEAAL combines the best social, professional and educational aspects that freshman year has to offers, and don’t just take our word for it! Check out what our past alumni say and what they’re currently up to, as well as the rest of our site to see what we’re about.
A Texas A&M: Department of Multicultural Services Organization