The idea of CASTLE was first born on in early November of 2016 on a IDIS340 trip to Womack Machine and Supply. Zachary Ray, Damian Gonzales, Michelle Deveau, and Jimmy Buckler were discussing their involvement on campus and our desire to give back to the community and came up with the idea of starting a new organization on campus that would give others the chance to also serve others while creating friendships that will last beyond college. After proposing the idea to the rest of their group T5G4 and our former advisor Bob Borsh, CASTLE was well on its way to being a recognized organization on Texas A&M's campus
Since our founding, we have added hundreds of members to the CASTLE family and are continually growing every year. Although we are still in our third year, we believe we have a strong foundation created for future Aggie generations to have multiple opportunities in Leadership roles from community service, guest speakers, and being active throughout the Aggie Community.
WHAT DO WE DO
We do not have one philanthropy, we instead do multiple service events/projects throughout the year so that every member can find something they are passionate about. Some events we have done in the past include: The 12th Can Food Pantry, Hurricane Harvey Relief, Big Event, Salvation Army Christmas Angel, School Supplies Drive, and more
We have a variety of social events including: formal, tailgates, date parties, intramural teams, and more! We also have big/little families that you get to pref in order to help you get close to other CASTLE members.
We have 4 different committees within CASTLE that members are apart of: Service, Social, Public Relations, and Internal Relations
The Requirements/COVID-19 Update:
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are moving general meetings online. They are every other Wednesday on Zoom at 7 pm. However, we will have a couple of optional in person meetings as well. (These will be in adherence to all social distancing guidelines).To be considered an active member, you must attend 4/6 of our meetings and get at least 2 social points, 2 service points, and 1 PR point whether it's online/in person. We encourage all members to follow social distancing and be responsible this semester. There will be no mandatory in person events sponsored by CASTLE.
If this sounds like something you're interested in, please continue to the Application Page to begin your application to become a CASTLE Member!