Awards and Recognitions

Greek Awards

Texas A&M International University believes that the sorority and fraternity experience can and should be an educationally enriching and socially meaningful one that contributes to the overall sense of community on campus. While many fraternities and sororities at TAMIU provide this experience to their members, it is essential to develop benchmarks and expectations to ensure that all members have the opportunity to enhance their collegiate experience through fraternal membership. This will help us achieve our vision that “fraternities and sororities will be the most trusted educational organizations on the campus in the development of men’s and women’s values, leadership, relationship and citizenship”.

To this end, the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement has designed the Greek Standards of Excellence Accreditation program to improve the management and quality of fraternity and sorority chapters at the Texas A&M International University. This program will allow chapters to complete a self-evaluation of the previous year and show the chapter where growth is needed. The accreditation program will allow the University to recognize those organizations that achieve excellence. The six areas of accreditation criteria within this program are intended to help chapters understand basic expectations and identify areas of strength and weakness. The program is designed to assess chapters’ success in these six areas and provide both recognition and accountability.

The six areas of accreditation are: Intellectual Development, Membership Development, Global Citizenship, Leadership Development, Positive Relationships, and Chapter Management.

Annually, the Greek Council holds the Greek Awards ceremony, honoring individual and collective efforts from the past year. Chapter awards are determined by the Greek Standards of Excellence accreditation program. Individual awards are determined by applications and are judged by a group of TAMIU Community members.

Awards provided are as follows:

  • Outstanding Intellectual Development (Scholastic Development)
  • Outstanding Membership Advancement (Values Integration)
  • Outstanding Global Citizenship
  • Outstanding Leadership Development (Leadership Development)
  • Outstanding Positive Relationship Building (Greek Unity)
  • Outstanding Chapter Management
  • Outstanding Social Justice Efforts
  • Outstanding Citizenship (Citizenship)
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Efforts (Philanthropy)
  • Outstanding Event and Risk Management (Risk Management)
  • Outstanding Public Relations
  • Bronze Level Chapters
  • Silver Level Chapters
  • Gold Level Chapters
  • Outstanding Chapter of the Year
  • Outstanding Executive Board Members
  • Outstanding Chapter Advisor
  • Outstanding Faculty Member
  • Outstanding Community Builder
  • Outstanding New Member
  • Outstanding Chapter President
  • Outstanding Chapter Scholar
  • Outstanding Council Officer
  • Greek of the Year

Watch the 2020 Greek Awards Ceremony!

University Life Awards

Held at the end of each Spring Semester, the University Life Awards recognizes students and student organizations for their efforts inside and outside of the classroom. Each year, awards are provided for the following:

  • Freshman Excellence Award
  • Leader of the Year
  • Advisor of the Year
  • Community Service Award
  • Student Organization of the Year
  • Senator Judith Zaffirini Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • Student Employee of the Year
  • President's Volunteer Services Awards with Student Conduct and Community Engagement

Please join at the 25th Annual University Life Awards being held virtually this year! More information coming soon.

ULA 2020 Flyer

Watch the 2020 University Life Awards Ceremony!

Emerging Leaders Celebration

The Emerging Leaders Celebration is a recognition ceremony for students who participated in the various leadership programs at TAMIU throughout the past year. Students are honored for their hard work and dedication towards improving not only themselves, but also their own communities, whether here at TAMIU, in Laredo or the world. In order to be considered for the Emerging Leaders Celebration, there must be a leadership curriculum that participants learn.

The following leadership programs are honored at the Emerging Leaders Celebration:

  • Freshman Leadership Organization
  • Sophomores Leaders Involved in Change
  • Leadership TAMIU
  • International Leadership Fellows
  • TAMIU Trailblazers
  • International Certificate in Leadership
  • Rec Sports Leadership Journey
  • Advising and Mentoring Center Student Mentors
  • Recruitment and School Relations Student Success Mentors
  • TAMIU Honor Council
  • TAMIU Orientation Leaders
ELC 2020 Flyer

TAMIU Trailblazers

The TAMIU Trailblazers program is a co-curricular leadership initiative that allows students to Go Beyond the classroom. It is free and open to all Dustdevils. No application is required.

Available engagement opportunities include conferences, workshops, organizations, leadership roles, and the list goes on. All 150+ items are offered within five learning dimensions: Career Development, Civic Leadership, Global Perspective, Health & Wellness and Personal Enrichment.

Each learning dimension is divided into three levels: Exploring Stage, Engagement Stage and the Leadership Stage. Successful completion of a learning dimension includes:

Completing three (3) items in the Exploring Stage

Completing two (2) items in the Engagement Stage

Completing one (1) item in the Leadership Stage

You may track your progress using the Trailblazers (CampusLabs Engage) platform. Items may be completed through self-reporting, event attendance records, and membership within organizations.

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Upon completing a learning dimension, you will earn a patch for graduation. Students who complete all five learning dimensions will earn an additional patch and pin.

Learn more about TAMIU Trailblazers
Career Development Patch
Civic Leadership Patch
Global Perspective Patch
Health and Wellness Patch
Personal Enrichment Patch