The Office of Student Conduct & Community Engagement (SCCE) helps coordinate community and volunteer projects to assist the Laredo area and South Texas region. The purpose is to promote community engagement as a fundamental part of learning and to cultivate a University commitment to help those in need.
SCCE also encourages TAMIU students to participate in volunteer efforts to acquire leadership skills, critical-thinking skills and social responsibility that will facilitate and promote their academic and professional success.
Every Dustdevil is strongly encouraged to donate their time and talent to deserving organizations across the South Texas region and beyond. The SCCE maintains an ongoing effort to serve by encouraging all students to be part of the community engagement experience.
Since 2009, students have volunteered over 89,922 hours of their time to serve local, nationwide, and global initiatives. This record-breaking number was made possible by the leadership, initiative, commitment and dedication that TAMIU students demonstrate to the community.
To maintain recognition as an official student organization at TAMIU, student organizations are required to complete one hundred (100) hours of community service each year. To learn more, please visit The Leader.
Volunteer opportunities are as diverse and abundant as the people in our community. To choose a volunteer position which is right for you, find something that fits your interests; work with an organization that supports your beliefs and sparks your passions. Also, you can choose to serve for a cause related to the mission of your student organization.
Keep informed! We’ll make sure to e-mail you information on upcoming volunteer opportunities which interest you if you fill out this quick Service Interest Form.
TAMIU encourages all students to maintain current records of their participation in volunteer service by reporting all service hours to SCCE via Trailblazers (http://trailblazers.tamiu.edu). Whether your participation is an independent effort, student organization involvement, or a Scholarship/Honors program requirement, we can assist you in tracking all volunteer service you complete as a college student.
Report your hours:
TAMIU and the Office of Student Conduct & Community Engagement recognize efforts of community engagement in various ways.
University Life Awards
During the Spring semester, TAMIU recognizes the student organization with the most community service hours during the school year at the University Life Awards and awards a commemorative plaque that showcases their accomplishment.
Community Engagement Partner
Aligning with Outstanding Service Leader, SCCE recognizes an external agency/organization between the months of August through May for their outstanding partnerships with students and student organizations at TAMIU. Nominations for Community Engagement Partner may be received by TAMIU faculty, staff and students. To submit a nomination for Community Engagement Partner, Please complete the Partneership 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 ready to partner with an organization to identify and address issues of public concern and promote social responsibility.
Make a Difference Day
The Big Event
Student co-curricular learning outcomes
Community impact outcomes