Student Life


Social Activities

Texas Academy students enjoy access to the complete offerings of a major university — seminars, distinguished lecturers, forums in the fine arts and the humanities, research and lab facilities, professional societies and mentors. Students enjoy a full calendar of cultural and social events that include prom,  recitals, concerts, plays, cultural celebrations, homecoming, research conferences and sporting events. Texas Academy students may participate fully in Lamar University campus activities (except Greek life and NCAA Sports), through campus-wide student organizations, university newspaper, band, cheer, choir, dance, theatre, orientation leadership, academy-exclusive clubs and other student leadership opportunities.

To support the development of its students, Texas Academy offers a variety of extracurricular activities designed to fulfill current students’ interests and goals. All officers in Texas Academy organizations must be in good standing and earn and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Texas Academy students also have the opportunity to further their leadership skills by organizing and operating their own special interest clubs and organizations. 





Texas Academy Clubs

  • Club Overview

    Clubs provide both social interaction, service opportunities, and contribute to the overall student experience, therefore are expected to join a minimum of one Academy club, and one university organization. 

    The membership fee for each Academy club is $20, with the exception of Model UN which requires a $50 fee to cover competition registration. 

    Members will need to attend each club meeting, participate in various activites, and actively contribute to the club. 

    All Club Fees are due by August 31st. 


  • Art Club

    In the Texas Academy Art Club, you can hone your art skills, learn new techniques, and meet people who share your interests!

    During the 2023-2024 school year, we plan to:

    • Explore famous artworks from throughout history from prehistoric cave paintings to renaissance to modern surrealism-- and anywhere in between.
    • Experiment with different media and art techniques, such as painting, origami, drawing comics, or creating mosaics.
    • Dip into other categories of art, ranging from architecture, fashion, poetry, and more!
  • Chess Club

    In chess club members can learn how to play chess, and will explore some of the theories of chess: opening theory, tactics, strategy, and endgame to help improve the game of club members. Meetings will consist of learning new tactics and theories while playing chess. We will also play Chess 960, have a Chess Puzzle, and plan to host Chess Tournaments.


  • Crafty Confectioners Club
    The Crafty Confectioners Club (Home Ec) will explore different life skills and fundraise for the Texas Academy. In our club we will bake, crochet, and much more. We will also collaborate with other clubs on creative projects.
  • Med and Safety Club
    Medical (Med) Club is dedicated and focused on hosting medical related activities and hands-on experience. Club members will be given multiple opportunities to learn about various medical subjects and medical applications to the real world. 
  • Debate Club
    The Texas Academy Debate club is designed to allow students to develop rhetoric, argumentation, speech, and logic. There will be weekly meetings that include discussions over specific topics and preparing for informal and competitive debates. As a club, we plan to host debates with schools around the area as well as participate in competitions.


  • Journalism Club
    The Journalism Club will caputure and share meaningful memories through the Texas Academy newsletter, yearbook and social media accounts. They will be responsible for taking photos at TA events, help by assisting with marketing materials, creating the bi-weekly newsletter, etc. 
  • Social Club
    Social Club is responsible for planning events and social gatherings within the academy. The primary goal is to create activities where students have the opportunity to network and build relationships with one another. 
  • STEM Club
    STEM Club explores opportunities for students to explore careers, topics, and challenges through project-based learning opportunities that utilize a collaborative learning approach, experimentation, and problem-solving approaches. Activities include robotics, coding, environmental engineering, and so much more.

Texas Academy Competition Teams

  • Model United Nations

    Model United Nations (MUN) meets weekly to practice for the Houston Area Model United Nations (HAMUN) competition.

    By participating in MUN, student's develops key skills that are necessary to succeed in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. As a simulation of the United Nations, Model UN inherently nurtures a global mindset in its participants. Furthermore, it provides the opportunity for delegates to craft and practice research, writing, and public speaking skills simultaneously, in a practical context. The skills students develop at HAMUN translate into abilities that will help them in a myriad of future professional endeavors. HAMUN is a conference where critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and diplomacy are a requirement, not a recommendation, for success. 

    For more information on HAMUN visit their website

  • VEX Robotics

    Texas Academy has two VEX Robotic Teams that compete in the Lamar University VEX Competition. 

    VEX competitions are highly engaging and hands-on. Participants get to work with real-world technology, which sparks their interest in STEM fields. When students see the practical applications of science and technology, they are more likely to develop a passion for these subjects.

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Texas Academy Student Organizations

  • Peer Mentor Program

    The Peer Mentors Program brings Texas Academy students together by setting them up for success with Peer Mentor leads who have the same likes and interests as the mentee. Our leaders will be a shoulder to lean on while our new students find their footing when they transition to a more independent college lifestyle.  

    Peer Mentors are second-year Texas Academy students who serve as a lead to a group of first-year Texas Academy students. For the fall of 2023, Peer Mentors will be selected by Texas Academy administration. 

  • Student Council

     The Texas Academy Student Council will serve the students of the academy by: 

    • providing an opportunity to share ideas for student activities and improvements to the program 
    • funding, planning, and executing student activities 
    • providing a mechanism to share concerns and grievances 
    • developing solutions to concerns and grievances 
    • reporting concerns and grievances along with suggested solution to academy administration 
    • serving as a forum for clubs to share their activities and contribute to Student Council initiatives as appropriate    

    To meet those goals, the Student Council shall consist of the following offices with duties as listed. 

    • creating an agenda for and conducting Community Meetings  
    • using parliamentary procedure to conduct business and give voice to the entire student body using motions and ad hoc committees  
    • serving as parliamentarian during Community Meetings 


    Officer Positions:

    President—Visionary for the council and manager of all initiatives including but not limited to:   

    • creating an agenda for and conducting Community Meetings  
    • using parliamentary procedure to conduct business and give voice to the entire student body using motions and ad hoc committees  
    • prom 
    • end of year party  
    • other social events as determined by the council 
    • management of grievances and student morale   
    • Coordinate with council to update the Constitution and submit to LU Hub when registering as an organization each year. 

    The president will schedule regular meetings to consult with the advisor for guidance and suggestion but is ultimately responsible for the success of the council. 


    Vice President—Supports the president and serves the student body by: 

    • creating and managing a system for the entire student body to share concerns and offer suggestions.   
    • ensuring that clubs are integrated into the activities and initiatives of the Student Council as appropriate  
    • serving as parliamentarian during Community Meetings


    Secretary—manages all communication and record keeping by: 

    • supporting the president in creating and submitting the Community Meeting agenda to the sponsor no later than noon the Monday before the meeting 
    • maintaining the minutes of each meeting 
    • creating and managing a system for clubs to reserve the bunker and art room 
    • creating a calendar for the year that includes closed weekend, holidays, academy events, and club meetings 
    • creating a system for students to submit personal accomplishments, awards, and honors to be shared at community meeting and in the newsletter 
    • submitting a page for the bi-weekly newsletter that includes highlights and outcomes of Community Meetings; upcoming events, meetings, and closed weekends; and any honors or awards earned by the student body that should be reported. 
    • coordinate with president and Student Engagement Coordinator to update profile in LU Hub 


    Treasurer—Manages finances by: 

    • collaborating with the full council to create a budget for the school year 
    • managing fundraisers to meet the required budget 
    • working with the Student Engagement Coordinator to deposit and withdraw funds as needed 
    • maintaining a precise ledger of all revenue and expenses.