TAMIU Students at Community Service Project
TAMIU students at Community Service Project

Sophomore Leaders Involved in Change (SLIiC)

The Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement (SOLE) and University College have partnered to provide a leadership initiative for students at TAMIU in their sophomore year at the University. 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 you will be responsible in showcasing to community members at the end of the program.

Students in this program are expected to attend scheduled meetings in order to successfully complete the program and are held every other Monday at 2:00 pm.

Sophomore Leaders Involved in Change (SLIiC) Application

SLIiC Syllabus

Qualifications and Eligibility

Students interested in applying must meet the following guidelines:

  • Be a high school graduate
  • Be enrolled full time for the fall and spring semester
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above
  • Be considered a sophomore (30-59 hours) at time application is reviewed
  • Be a current TAMIU undergraduate full-time student in good standing
  • Have a genuine interest in initiating change at the campus, local, regional, national or international level

Related Institutional Goals/Principles

Imperative 1: Students 1.1 Attract and admit a diverse and international student body.
  1.2 Increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.
  1.3 Prepare students for successful leadership roles.
  1.4 Engage students in activities that enrich their lives.
  1.5 Provide programs and services that support established student outcomes.
Imperative 5: Service 5.1 Expand collaborative service, volunteerism, and outreach activities.
  5.2 Serve as a focal point for cultural, educational, and research activities.
Undergraduate Learning Principle 1: Respective and Expressive Communication Skills
Undergraduate Learning Principle 2: Critical Thinking
Undergraduate Learning Principle 3: Integration and Application of Knowledge
Undergraduate Learning Principle 4: Understanding Society and Culture
Undergraduate Learning Principle 5: Appreciating Values and Ethics
TAMIU Trailblazers: Global Perspective (Engagement Stage)


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