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Collaborating with TAMIU as a Signature Partner provides many incentives for your agency!  Launched in Fall 2014, Partnership TAMIU is a nomination-based community engagement agreement designed to enhance existing relationships between TAMIU and external agencies by: helping community partners to meet its agency's mission and goals, promote the exchange of resources between the University and community agency, and exhibit a commitment to social responsibility by address issues of public concern. The selected Signature Partners sign a two-year Memorandum of Agreement with TAMIU for exclusive collaborative efforts.


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  • Promotion of volunteer opportunities on TAMIU Community Engagement's website
  • Access to set up information tables on campus
  • Maintain a relationship with TAMIU students and student organizations
  • Participation in TAMIU Service Committee
  • Receive first preference to host Make a Difference Day or Big Event initiatives


  • Must sign Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
  • Must attend an annual training offered by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement
  • Must offer at least one (1) volunteer opportunity per semester for TAMIU students
  • Volunteer opportunities must be in compliance with TAMIU risk management policies



2017-2019 Signature Partners

  • Laredo Area Community Foundation
  • Laredo Chamber of Commerce
  • Laredo Crime Stopper
  • South Texas Food Bank
  • United Way

2016-2018 Signature Partners

  • Instituto Cultural Mexicano de Laredo
  • CASA Voz de Ninos
  • Washington's Birthday Celebration Association
  • Workforce Solution of South Texas
  • NeigborWorks Laredo

2015-2017 Signature Partners

  • Bethany House of Laredo
  • Children's Advocacy Center of Laredo-Webb County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Laredo- Webb County
  • Literacy Volunteers of Laredo
  • Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center
  • Special Olympics Texas Area 21
  • The Laredo Rotary Club
  • Volunteers Serving the Need

2014-2015 Founding Signature Partners

  • Azteca Economic Development and Preservation Corporation
  • Children's Advocacy Center
  • Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center
  • Serving Children and Adults in Need, Inc.
  • South Texas Food Bank
  • Volunteers Serving the Need
  • Voz de Ninos - Court Appointed Special Advocates



TAMIU accepts nominations for Partnership TAMIU year round. The selection process occurs in the summer with formal signing during the annual Make a Difference Week Kick-off.  Self-nominations can be submitted by completing the Signature Partner Application Form.  TAMIU students, faculty or staff members can nominate an agency/non-profit organization by completing the Partnership TAMIU Nomination Form.


TAMIU currently hosts two large-scale service events each academic year to assist and support our local community.

Our students are excited and ready to partner with your agency to identify and address issues of public concern and promote social responsibility.

Make a Difference Day

  • The largest community service day nationwide.
  • Occurs every Fall semester on the last Saturday of October.
  • Over 450 TAMIU volunteers participated during Make a Difference Day 2015.
  • Make a Difference Day 2016: Saturday, October 22!

The Big Event

  • A service day tradition started by Texas A&M University in 1982 now celebrated by universities nationwide.
  • Occurs every Spring semester during March.
  • Over 280 TAMIU volunteers participated during The Big Event 2016.
  • The Big Event 2017: Saturday, March 25!

Would you like to host one of these large-scale service events? If so, please submit the host Make a Difference or The Big Event application.

Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement

Student Center Suite 226
5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Office: (956) 326-2265
Fax: (956) 326-2279