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Safe Zone Committee:

The Safe Zone Committee will encompass all individuals who have completed the workshop and who would like to be actively involved in promoting this program. An informal lists will be available and managed by the Campus Ally Network. To contact the Safe Zone Committee or to inquire about the TAMIU Safe Zone Workshops, please contact:

Title IX Program:

Title IX is the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding — including in their athletics programs. Title IX protects both men and women – regardless of sexual orientation. For questions about Title IX or to file a complaint, please contact:

  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Lorissa M. Cortez, Director of Title IX and Civil Rights
  • Killam Library Building, Room 159B
  • 956.326.2857
  • TitleIX@tamiu.edu
Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement:

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement works to promote a safe and healthy community for students at TAMIU. Guided by the student honor code, SCCE works to promote active decision-making, bystander awareness and the reduction of risky behavior for our campus community. Students, faculty and staff are also encouraged to utilize Report it!, an online system to report violations of the student code of conduct or issues related to student safety.

Counseling Center:

Free services are available to all TAMIU students through the University Counseling Center. Counseling is available by appointment and emergency care is also available. Counselors can assist students with emotional, personal or relationship concerns as well as many other areas related to transition.

Office of Student Health Services

The Office of student Health Services provides many services to help students maintain their health.  These services include:  well women exams, sexual health education, doctor consultations, routine care and health promotion by Registered Nurses, wellness activities, TB tests, Meningitis vaccines required for admission, Flu vaccines, HPV vaccines, Sexually Transmitted Illnesses (STI) screenings, and Travel health visits.


Pillar is an organizations located in Laredo, TX that is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people from diverse communities by furthering effective suicide and bullying prevention. They also offer a free, 24-Hour hotline for crisis prevention.

  • 24 Hotline: 956.723.7457
  • www.pillarstrong.org
SCAN, Inc.

The mission of Serving Children and Adults in Need is to foster the healthy development of individuals and families through empowerment opportunities that are effective, culturally-responsive, trauma-informed and community-centered. Their purpose is to provide individuals with access to a variety of evidence-based prevention, intervention, and treatment services that are delivered by highly trained and caring staff members.

District Attorney’s Office

Protective Orders & Domestic Violence Unit

If one wishes to apply for a protective order to press charges related to a crime of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, or obtain a protective order, the District Attorney’s office can offer such services and support.

Equality Texas

Equality Texas advocates and lobbies for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Learn more at http://www.equalitytexas.org/content.aspx .

The TAMIU STRESS Center is a program run by TAMIU Graduate Students that is free and open to both TAMIU and non-TAMIU community members. Here, free counseling services are available to individuals experiencing personal or relationship stressors.

  • Casa Ortiz,
  • 915 Zaragoza St.
  • 956.326.3120

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): www.glaad.org GLAAD’s mission is to amplify the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, hold the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

The Advocate (Internet Edition): www.advocate.com GLBT News Magazine.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): www.aclu.org/GLBT/index.html Nonpartisan organization which brings lawsuits on such topics as discrimination, parenting, etc. designed to impact civil rights and constitutional law in order to achieve GLBT equality.

Bisexual Resource Center: www.biresource.org Provides education about and support for bisexual issues.

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): www.glsen.org Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network; organization for students, parents, and teachers which works to affect positive change in schools.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC): www.hrc.org Organization which works for GLBT equal rights by lobbying the federal government, educating the public, participating in campaigns, and providing support and information about GLBT issues.

Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org Legal organization working for civil rights of GLBT people and people with HIV/AIDS.

The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Trevor Lifeline: 1.866.488.7386.

Campus Pride: www.campuspride.org Campus Pride is an organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students.

National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce (NGLTF): www.ngltf.org The mission of the NGLTF is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Anti-Violence Project (AVP): www.avp.org AVP works to end violence in all its forms against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and HIV affected (LGBTQH) communities. AVP serves victims of hate crime/violence and domestic violence.