The Aggie Bootchasers, founded by women looking to create a sisterhood between those who claim to support the Corps of Cadets the most, recently made their debut on campus. Founder and president of Bootchasers, Jessica Harwood, started the organization after realizing how hard it was to date a member of the Corps.
“People always talk about how difficult the Corps is, but what’s even worse is being a Corps girlfriend. I knew that other girls suffered the same issues as I do, so I thought it would be a good idea to start an organization where we could support one another. We are also open to women seeking a boyfriend in the Corps,” Harwood said.
Bootchasers will provide a support system for women coping with unattractive haircuts, trouble with finding their boyfriend because they all look the same, hearing the same stories about his “buddies”, and referring to anything interesting as “hard”.
Aggie Bootchasers is not just about sisterhood— they pride themselves on their philanthropy, “Boots for Beaus,” which raises money to buy boots for upcoming seniors.
“Even though we are a social organization, we want to set ourselves apart from the other women’s organizations on campus by making philanthropy our focus,” said Abigail Heathers, Philanthropy Chair. “I mean, what’s the point of dating a Corps guy if he doesn’t have a pair of boots?”
This fall, Bootchasers plans to expand to hosting mixers with different Corps outfits, such as going to football games and Midnight Yell with senior cadets.
“Unlike other organizations who try to hide their true intentions with fake ideals about sisterhood and service, we have no shame in living up to our motto– ‘Ring by Spring’,” said Ritual Chair Jan Barkingsdale.
“We encourage all girls to apply to Aggie Bootchasers, because in the end, we are here at A&M to get two rings. We stand out from the other organizations because our goal isn’t to party and make t-shirts; it is to find a husband.”