Approved Designations

  1. Texas A&M University
  2. Texas A&M
  3. The university
  4. Our university
  5. A&M (use sparingly)

In written communication, the full name, Texas A&M University, should be spelled out when the university is first mentioned or cited. Thereafter, references can cite “the university” or “Texas A&M.” “A&M” may be used (for example, when space is at a premium), but otherwise it is not preferred. Communicators should make efforts to explore other options before using “A&M.”

Unacceptable Designations

  • TAMU
  • ATM
First Reference Second Reference
Texas A&M University Texas A&M
Texas A&M University at Galveston Texas A&M-Galveston
Texas A&M University at Qatar Texas A&M at Qatar
Prairie View A&M University PVAMU
Texas A&M University-Commerce A&M-Commerce
Tarleton State University Tarleton
West Texas A&M University WTAMU
Texas A&M University-Kingsville Texas A&M-Kingsville
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi A&M-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M International University TAMIU
Texas A&M University-Texarkana TAMUT
Texas A&M University-Central Texas A&M-Central Texas
Texas A&M University-San Antonio A&M-San Antonio
Texas A&M AgriLife Research AgriLife Research
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station TEES
Texas A&M Forest Service TFS
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service AgriLife Extension
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service TEEX
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory TVMDL
Texas A&M Transportation Institute TTI
Texas A&M System Sponsored Research Services SRS
Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization TTC