Student Academic Support

Advising and Mentoring Center

The Advising and Mentoring Center, located on the second floor of the Zaffirini Student Success building, provides academic advising to all freshman and sophomore students, as well as individual support to all incoming freshmen.  Freshmen are assigned to weekly meetings with upper division student mentors in order to assist freshmen with a successful transition to university life.  Full time Academic Advisors work with all freshmen and sophomores to assist with degree plans as well as semester schedules.  The Academic Advisors also work with students on probation or who have been provisionally admitted, so that these students can be successful in continuing their academic endeavors in a timely manner.

Service Learning Center

The Service-Learning Center supports the development and implementation of service-learning courses, providing guidance and resources to TAMIU faculty.  At TAMIU, service-learning is defined as an experiential learning pedagogy used in credit-bearing courses that engage students in relevant community service.  Service-learning courses support student learning by integrating academic content and service activities.  As part of the experience, students create meaningful connections by engaging in structured reflections that encourage academic, personal, and civic growth. In addition, the Service-Learning Center hosts an Expo for students and faculty to showcase their work and share how service-learning enhanced their academic learning and their civic responsibility.  Further, the Service-Learning Center offers the Civic Engagement Certificate (CE).  The Service-Learning Center is located in Senator Zaffirini Student Success Center, 223.

TRIO - Student Support Services (SSS)

The TRiO SSS program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Participants must be first generation and/or economically disadvantaged or disabled to participate.  Students receive individualized structured support, such as tutoring and academic coaching to: 1) maintain a GPA above 2.0, 2) persist in college, and 3) graduate within six years.  The TRIO SSS Program is located in Dr. Billy Cowart Hall 208.

University Learning Center (ULC)

The University Learning Center (ULC), located in Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall 205, provides the TAMIU campus community with an array of academic support programs such as one to one tutoring, supplemental instruction, group tutoring, and exam preparation workshops.  In addition to these services, the ULC offers students flexible scheduling hours, a supportive learning environment, and learning assistance models focused on student development and student-centered learning strategies.  Overall, the ULC ensures all students at TAMIU develop an educational compass so they may experience academic growth; accomplish their educational goals; and ultimately, take responsibility for their own academic success..

Writing Center 

The Writing Center, located in Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall 203, provides individual and small-group tutoring in all subject areas, online assistance, supplemental instruction, classroom support, content-specific workshops and presentations, writing resources, and support for other writing-related activities.