Leadership Programs

The Office of Student Student Orientation, Leadership, and Engagement (SOLE) provides a wide range of ways for you to develop your leadership skills at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). Each program is aimed at enhancing your goal-setting, communication, and managerial skills.

The areas and programs that are currently available from SOLE are:

TAMIU Trailblazers

The TAMIU Trailblazers program is a co-curricular leadership initiative that serves as a student’s road map to success. The Trailblazers program enables registered TAMIU students to access co-curricular programs that compliment what a student is learning in the classroom. Engagement in the TAMIU Trailblazers program assists students in being more prepared for the ever-changing global market and become more competitive in the world of work and graduate studies.

Freshman Leadership Organization (FLO)

FLO is committed to provide an enriching program that enhances the strengths of ambitious students, to develop proactive and exemplary leaders. The organization strives to maximize leadership skills, while encouraging moral ethics to positively influence our society and build a better world.

Sophomore Leaders Involved in Change (SLIiC)

Sophomore Leaders Involved in Change will focus on the social change model of leadership to develop projects intended to assist the region, but are capable of producing larger scale projects that can be emulated in other communities. The program is two semesters in length (September to April) and intended for students ready to make a global impact. The program will culminate in the completion of a social change project, which the student will be responsible in showcasing to community members at the end of the program.

Leadership TAMIU

This leadership program is for students in their junior and senior years at TAMIU that are ready to take the next step in developing their leadership skills as they prepare for the future. Leadership TAMIU will give you the opportunity to listen to proven leaders in various fields that will teach you the principles of communication, ethics, teamwork, service learning and engagement, time management, and goal-setting.

SOLE Series

The SOLE Series is a seminar/discussion type program that offers students the opportunity to listen to individuals about the various forms of leadership.  Seminars are held on a monthly basis and students must attend 6 out of 7 in order to be recognized as a SOLE Fellow. Students completing the program will be able to walk away with new skills on working with others, understanding the role of leaders and followers, and gaining perspectives on the role of culture and leadership. TAMIU Trailblazers (Entering Stage - Career Development, Civic Leadership, Global Perspective, Health & Wellness, and Personal Enrichment).

Seminars will be held on Fridays from 11am-1pm with a lunch included. Dates for the 2014-15 year are as follows: Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Jan. 30, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, and Apr. 10.

SOLE Summit

The SOLE Summit is a day of training for student leaders that are currently, or interested in being, involved on campus.  Students have the opportunity to select a variety of concurrent sessions held on this day and are intended to train students on how to become better leaders inside the classroom and within their organizations. SOLE Summit is held at the start of each fall semester and will help launch students into new opportunities to be engaged on campus. TAMIU Trailblazers (Engagement Stage - Career Development, Civic Leadership, Global Perspective, Health & Wellness, and Personal Enrichment).

To sign up, click on the following link: https://tamiu.collegiatelink.net/form/start/48048.

SOLE Fellows - Coming Fall 2014

SOLE Fellows is a consortium of student leaders who have attended the SOLE Summit and participated in 6 out of 7 SOLE Series over the course of one academic year.  SOLE Fellows will have acquired new skills on being a responsible student, exemplary leader, respected team player, and be ready to engage in student involvement opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. Fellows will be recognized at the annual Emerging Leaders Celebration held each spring semester. TAMIU Trailblazers (Leadership Stage - Career Development, Civic Leadership, Global Perspective, Health & Wellness, and Personal Enrichment).

Orientation Leaders (OLs)

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are students that serve as role models to help new students at TAMIU adjust to the rigors of being a college student. OLs are expected to be good communicators, demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, be enthusiastic, be creative, be honest, and be themselves. Orientation Leaders will guide new students as they begin their studies at TAMIU. OLs will interact with students, provide campus tours, answer questions, and develop new ideas for New Student Orientation: Dusty Camp.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

CAB brings pride, tradition and quality experiences to the TAMIU campus by bringing entertainment for the entire campus community that informs and educates the entire campus community. Imperative 1: Students (Goals 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5). TAMIU Trailblazers (Personal Enrichment - Entering and Engagement Stage).

Greek Council

The TAMIU Greek Council is comprised of members from a variety of recognized Greek organizations with the intent to provide guidance and support for new entities that wish to establish a chapter at the TAMIU campus. Imperative 1: Students (Goals 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5). TAMIU Trailblazers (Personal Enrichment - Engagement Stage).

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association shall be considered and referred to as the official advisory body of the students to the University administration, faculty, and staff. In addition, it serves as a voice to the Board of Regents, and the Texas Legislature in all matters affecting the student body. Imperative 1: Students (Goals 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5). TAMIU Trailblazers (Personal Enrichment - Engagement Stage).

Other Opportunities

Community Service

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement helps coordinate community and volunteer projects to assist the Laredo and South Texas region. The purpose is to promote service as a fundamental component of helping the need.

Honor Council

The Honor Council is made up of students, faculty and staff who hear appeals due to alleged academic violations pertaining the the Student Handbook. Members are directly responsible for deciding if a violation occurred and, if necessary, recommending sanctions to appropriate parties.

International Student Mentors

The ISM are a peer support activity program which helps with the assimilation process of new international students to TAMIU and South Texas. After being accepted to TAMIU, students receive a Texas size welcome and support from ISM in the form of pre-arrival interaction via e-mail or social networks, orientation activities and general support throughout the semester.

Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI)

Each year, six TAMIU students are selected to participate in the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI) that brings together students from across the country. The students require a two-year commitment, as they will work together with the Office of Student Affairs to complete a community action project aimed at assisting Latino students in the region.

Student Center Suite 226
5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041-1900
(956) 326-2280 or (956) 326-2281
Fax: (956) 326-2279
E-mail: studentaffairs@tamiu.edu

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100