General Information

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, Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, Room 159B, 5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041, 956.326.2857, lorissam.cortez@tamiu.edu.  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

The Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library began its first year of operation in 1995 in a four-story facility that balances traditional print library resources with electronic library services. The Killam Library preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse, and enduring source of knowledge to inform, engage and inspire intellectual and creative endeavors.

Library users have access to more than 1.2 million items that include 800,000+ eBooks, 89,000+ eJournals, and 240+ research databases. The Killam Library also houses substantial and unique collections of archival materials in its Special Collections and Archives. For materials not available at the Library, TAMIU faculty, staff, and students can request these through interlibrary loan.

Additionally, the Library is leading the campus initiative on open educational resources (OER). This involves working with faculty to adopt, adapt, and create open educational resources, which are free and open learning materials such as textbooks. As a result of this initiative, students have saved more than $1.3 million in textbook savings. Killam Library was awarded a $249,297 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to support the continued implementation of this initiative.

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 Killam Library, and the broad range of services from the Academic Center for Excellence, including academic advising, tutoring supplemental instruction and more  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.

In 2020-21, the 6-year graduation rate was 49%, 5-year graduation rate was 45%, and 4-year graduation rate was 30% for the first-time, full-time degree seeking freshman class at Texas A&M International University first enrolled in Fall 2015, 2016, and 2017, respectively.

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 the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Room 121.

SUPPLEMENTARY UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS

Faculty Handbook, published by the Faculty Senate.

Annual Report, published by the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services.

Student Handbook, published by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement.