The RELLIS Campus Director and his team are responsible for the operations and oversight of the RELLIS Campus. Further, RELLIS administration provides facilities and public services to TAMUS agencies and universities, as well as to federal, state, and private industry entities to sustain and promote the advancement in education, workforce development and research.

Texas A&M – RELLIS Campus is governed by System Policies and Regulations (see System Policy and Regulation Library) and System Offices Rules.

The following Procedures, Standards and Plans communicate the responsibilities and practices that guide the operations of the RELLIS Campus.

To understand their significance, these Procedures, Standards and Plans should be read with their related System Policies and Regulations and System Offices Rules. See the “Related Statutes…” section near the bottom of each Procedure or Standard to find the related Policy or Regulation.

The following System Offices Rules were explicitly updated for the particular conditions and environment of the RELLIS Campus.

RELLIS Campus Information Technology (IT) delivers dependable infrastructure that amplifies educational and research opportunities in support of federal, state, and industry objectives. The IT team focuses on providing access to cutting-edge information, applications, and training while ensuring the security and integrity of campus resources.

  1. Support for TAMUS Agencies and External Entities
    Comprehensive support is provided to TAMUS agencies, universities, and external entities, facilitating their onboarding into the RELLIS Campus communication architecture. The goal is to foster collaboration and synergy among stakeholders while ensuring seamless integration into the technological ecosystem.
    • Stakeholder Collaboration: Engaging with TAMUS agencies, universities, and external entities to understand their unique needs and requirements.
    • Integration Support: Assisting stakeholders in integrating into the RELLIS Campus communication architecture effectively.
    • Collaborative Partnerships: Building strong relationships with external entities to promote innovation and collaboration.
  2. Integration and Management of Communication Architecture
    The primary goal is to seamlessly integrate and manage the campus communication architecture, which encompasses fiber optics, data management, Network as a Service, secure networks, and the management of a private NextGen Network (5G). This ensures efficient communication and collaboration while adhering to industry best practices.
    • Infrastructure Management: Ensuring the efficient operation and maintenance of campus communication infrastructure.
    • Network Optimization: Implementing advanced technologies to enhance network performance and reliability.
    • Security Integration: Integrating robust security measures into the communication architecture to safeguard data and resources.
  3. Information Security Assurance
    Robust information security measures are prioritized to safeguard RELLIS Campus-managed access control programs. This encompasses cyber, logical, and physical security, ensuring compliance with cybersecurity frameworks (CMMC, FERPA, and TAC 202).
    • Security Compliance: Ensuring adherence to cybersecurity frameworks and regulatory requirements.
    • Threat Mitigation: Implementing proactive measures to detect, prevent, and respond to security threats.
    • Security Awareness: Educating the campus community on best practices to maintain a secure IT environment.
  4. Development and Enforcement of Policies
    The RELLIS IT Team is committed to maintaining and enforcing programs, policies, and directives that uphold the security and integrity of campus resources. This includes updating policies to adapt to evolving threats and regulatory requirements.
    • Policy Development: Creating and updating policies to address emerging cybersecurity challenges and regulatory changes.
    • Policy Enforcement: Ensuring compliance with established policies and directives across the campus.
    • Policy Review: Conducting regular reviews to assess the effectiveness of existing policies and identify areas for improvement.

For questions, contact the RELLIS IT helpdesk at

The RELLIS Campus Facility Design Guidelines provide guidance during the design and construction process for The Texas A&M University System Capital Projects and Public Private Partnerships (P3).

The RELLIS Campus Administration has office space for leasing to our federal, state, and industry partners.

The available offices provide the space and resources needed for current industry partners to work collaboratively onsite. For more information or to reserve space, email

The RELLIS Campus was named for the six Aggie core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and selfless service. Texas A&M-RELLIS promotes cutting-edge research, technology development, workforce training, and degree programs by tapping into partnering with The Texas A&M University System’s assets, including state agencies and university partners, along with academic, corporate, and government collaborators. As a 2,300 acre nationally recognized research innovation and testing technology campus. The RELLIS Campus provides the environment where the world’s most complex problems are solved. A&M-RELLIS is a collaborative ecosystem bringing together applied research, testing and evaluation, higher education, and workforce development – providing solutions that meet organizational needs.

In September 2016, the original 2,000-acre tract known as the Texas A&M University Riverside Campus was transferred to The Texas A&M University System and was renamed Texas A&M – RELLIS.

Yes, a master plan for the RELLIS Campus has been prepared by The Texas A&M University System.

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Applied research for federal, state, and industry partners is one of the main focuses on campus. Research subjects are varied, including engineering and agricultural initiatives. With over 1,400 Principal Investigators the depth and breadth of research across programs covers the majority of industry requirements.