Equal Opportunity Policy
Texas A&M International University will provide equal opportunity for educational programs/activities, admissions, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout the University. No individual will, on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any University program/activity, admissions, or employment.
If you feel that you have been subjected to discrimination, sexual harassment and/or related retaliation, please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Lorissa M. Cortez, Killam Library Building, Room 159B, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041, (956)326-2857, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit https://www.tamiu.edu/compliance/Title IX.shtml for more information.
Office of Institutional Assessment, Research, & Planning
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the State of Texas require institutions to demonstrate the outcomes and effectiveness of their programs and services. Information necessary to determine institutional effectiveness may take the form of surveys, focus groups or evaluations. Students are expected to participate in the collection of this information.
The Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library
Students and faculty at Texas A&M International University benefit from an attractive library facility that is well equipped to handle traditional print library resources and the rapidly expanding digital library services. They also enjoy an excellent discovery tool and access to the library collections through the WorldShare Management System’s WorldCat Discovery. The collection consists of 1,220,204 titles including print books, eBooks, audiovisual materials, databases, electronic periodicals, and Federal and Texas State Government Documents. Additionally, the library houses substantial collections in microfilm and microfiche as well as archival materials in the Special Collections.
The Texas A&M International University library belongs to TexShare, a state-wide resource sharing network featuring joint electronic databases, and the following state-wide services: an interlibrary loan agreement supported by a courier service and Internet document delivery and a universal library ID card. It is also a member of OCLC, a worldwide library network, which makes the collections of other institutions available to our users through interlibrary loan. Killam Library’s membership in the Texas Digital Library facilitates open access publication of locally produced digital materials such as theses, dissertations, electronic journals, research datasets, and videos from the Presidential Lecture series and the IBC Speaker Series. The library also belongs to a consortium of other Texas A&M University System libraries which achieves greater value and more extensive resources through collective licensing of databases. More information on the Killam Library is available on the university webpage (http://www.tamiu.edu/library/).
Persistence Statement - Graduation Rate
Texas A&M International University is committed to ensuring that all students are provided with an excellent high quality academic program, as well as robust academic support services. Both are designed to assist students to successfully achieve their individual goals and degrees in a reasonable amount of time.
Entering freshmen students enroll in First-Year Experience (FYE) courses. These courses embed several high impact practices (HIPs), such as learning communities and collaborative assignments and projects). HIPs are nationally recognized educational practices designed for sustaining persistence towards graduation. The FYE courses introduce students to a common read, undergraduate research, and marketable skills employers seek (e.g., critical thinking/problem-solving skills, and communication skills), where writing and presentation skills, coupled with professionalism, are emphasized.
University resources are also introduced, such as the Library, University Learning Center, Writing Center, and other academic support services. Students become acclimated to co-curricular activities across the campus. Mentor meetings, as part of the FYE courses, are held throughout the freshmen year to aid with academic issues and to develop self-efficacy skills.
The 6-year graduation rate is 46%, 5-year graduation rate is 41%, and 4-year graduation rate is 25% for the first-time, full-time degree seeking freshman class at Texas A&M International University enrolled in Fall 2013.
Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act
In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act), the following information is maintained and available through the TAMIU Police Department:
Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
Texas A&M International University is committed to assisting all members of the University community, and prospective students and employees, with valuable information concerning their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available on the Texas A&M International University website at http://www.tamiu.edu/clery.pdf.
The ASFSR contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime-reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The Report also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by TAMIU or a recognized student organization, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. Statistics of all reported fires occurring inside on-campus student housing facilities are also provided for the three most recent calendar years.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the revised Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which contains the above information, you can stop by the University Police Department, 5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041, or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 956-326-2100.
Tuition Rebates for Undergraduate Students
The purpose of this program is to provide a financial incentive for students that complete a bachelor’s degree efficiently, taking as few courses outside of their respective degree plan as possible. The program's goal is minimizing the number of courses students take. The rebate for eligible students is a maximum of $1,000. For more information, please visit http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa2.cfm?ID=447
Application forms and instructions are available in the Office of the University Registrar located in ZSC 121.
Supplementary University Publications
Faculty Handbook, published by the Faculty Senate.
President's Report, published by the Office of Public Relations, Marketing & Info Services
Student Handbook, published by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement.