How will you lead? The Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement is happy to offer countless opportunities for students to explore their leadership potential. Leadership experiences not only provide you with a great addition to your resume, but also help you prepare for life after TAMIU. Whether your passion is working in teams, impacting positive change or developing your personal strengths, we have a program from you!
Scroll down to learn more about the many programs we offer. Or, visit us in Student Center 226 to learn more about the program that will best fit your needs.
The Freshman Leadership Organization (FLO) provides first-time freshman the opportunity to learn the basic leadership practices and how to apply them to their college studies. The program is designed in a lecture/discussion format and includes engaging activities throughout the year. The program helps students take an introspective glimpse at their own abilities and guides them to build upon their strengths and weaknesses in order to be an effective student leader at the University and within their community.
Students interested in being a part of FLO are expected to have attended New Student Orientation: Dusty Camp and be available to meet on a periodic basis to discuss involvement opportunities and develop leadership skills. Students must apply for this program and be selected to participate. More information can be found by clicking here.
The Sophomore Leaders Involved in Change (SLIiC) program is a selective service-learning experience for students enrolled in their second year at TAMIU. The program 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 (fall-spring) and is intended for students seeking to make positive change in their community and the world. The program will culminate in the completion of a social change project.
Students in this program are expected to attend scheduled meetings in order to successfully complete the program. To apply and learn more about the program please click here.
Leadership TAMIU provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors to explore their leadership capacities and prepare for life after TAMIU. The program includes regular class meetings and keynote speakers from TAMIU, Laredo and around the world! Students enrolled in Leadership TAMIU will graduate from the program with a greater understanding of their personal strengths and abilities to work in team environments. To learn more or apply for Leadership TAMIU, please visit the groups page on CollegiateLink.
The annual SOLE Summit is held at the beginning of each fall semester. This one-day conference style event helps student leaders and student organizations kick-off the new academic year. Here, students take part in workshops regarding organization management, leadership skills, teambuilding and financial planning. The event is free of charge, but registration is required. To reserve your spot, please visit CollegiateLink.
The International Leadership Series (formerly SOLE Series) is a monthly leadership workshop. Each session is unique and a different topic is offered every month. Past workshops have included:
Global Perspectives on Leadership
Global Environmental Stewardship
Digital Lifestyles and Mass Media
No registration is required and each event is open too all TAMIU students, faculty and staff.
Helping to create a campus that is safe and inclusive of all people is critical for student leaders.
Safe Zone Workshops are opportunities for educators, staff, community members, and even students to become more aware of the concerns that face the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) communities. The goal of a Safe Zone program is to educate attendees on important topics that will assist them in navigating conversations related to sexuality, gender and identity, while creating allies to LGBTQ community.
Workshops are held on a regular basis and can be formatted to fit any team. General workshops are scheduled on a montly basis for both students and faculty/staff at TAMIU.
To learn more or register for a workshop, visit the CollegiateLink page.
Orientation Leaders (OLs) are students that serve as role models to help new students adjust to the rigors of being a college student. OLs assist with Freshman Student Orientation, The Dustdevil Transition and International Student Orientation. Aside from guiding new students as they begin their studies at TAMIU, OLs are also responsible for providing the historical background of TAMIU through campus tours, answering University related questions, and implementing unique ideas for each orientation program. OLs are expected to be possess excellent communication and leadership skills, as well as promoting enthusiasm, creativity, and integrity in all they do.
Being an Orientation Leader will provide students with a valuable opportunity to gain leadership experience and develop the necessary skills to give back to the community. The program is composed of numerous training/leadership sessions and activities throughout the spring and summer months. To apply and view the qualifications to become an Orientation Leader, please visit their page on CollegiateLink here.
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.
The activities for the TAMIU Trailblazers program are divided into five learning dimensions; Career Development, Civic Leadership, Global Perspective, Health and Wellness and Personal. Each of the dimensions has three levels of engagement; Entering Stage, Engagement Stage and the Leadership Stage. The curriculum works as a guide to direct students along the path of student success. A student’s progress through the stages is tracked and displayed on a personal progress screen that can then be printed on behalf of the University as a Co-Curricular Transcript. Students who complete the entire curriculum will receive recognition for their achievement upon graduation from TAMIU. To learn more, visit TAMIU CollegiateLink.