The Office of Student Affairs helps coordinate community and volunteer projects to assist the Laredo area and South Texas region. The purpose is to promote community engagement as a fundamental part of learning and to cultivate a University commitment to help those in need.
TAMIU students donate their time and talent while acquiring the leadership abilities that will facilitate and promote their success. Initially, students are provided the opportunity to select non-profit agencies that most impact their lives or student organization mission and goal. The selected organizations are then considered the preferred agencies where students and student organizations volunteer their time.
- Improve lives - make a difference by helping those in need
- Give back to your community
- Connect to others - network, make new friends and strengthen existing relationships
- Learn to build skills and gain experience that will enhance your resume
- Explore and boost career options - find out about your passions
- Fulfill service learning requirements for class or service hour requirements for scholarship programs
- Have fun!
Serving for a Better World is an ongoing effort to encourage members of TAMIU student organizations to donate their time and talent. During the last year, students gave over 12,000 hours of their time to help those in need. This record-breaking number was made possible by the leadership, initiative, commitment and dedication that TAMIU students demonstrate to the community.
To maintain recognition as a registered student organization at TAMIU, student clubs are required to complete one hundred (100) hours of community service each year.
Student organizations are required to submit the Service Form within thirty (30) days after the service has been completed.
During the spring semester, the Office of Student Affairs recognizes the student organization with the most community service hours at University Life Awards and awarded a commemorative plaque that showcases their accomplishment.
Every Dustdevil is strongly encouraged to donate their time and talent to the deserving organizations across the South Texas region. Committed to Service extends its project hands by encouraging students, not a part of a student organization, to be part of the service learning experience.
- To prepare students to engage in meaningful service;
- To inform students about service opportunities as it applies to their specific interest or career goal;
- To monitor students' commitment to service and report results to Univeristy community.
Student co-curricular learning outcomes
- Appreciate people from diverse background;
- Exhibit a commitment to social and civic responsibility;
- Demonstrate a commitment to be an involved citizen in his or her community.
Community impact outcomes
- Help the community partner's meet the agency's mission;
- Promote the exchange of resources between the University and community agency;
- Situate the University as a positive and just citizen in the community.