AboutUs
Mission

The Office of Student Orientation, Leadership, and Engagement (SOLE) is committed to the success of students at Texas A&M International University by offering numerous student involvement opportunities that enhance learning across the University campus.  The skills learned in the variety of unique programs and opportunities, are centered upon the University's core principles of respect, integrity, service and excellence that will prepare students to become engaged citizens in a global society.

Value Statement

The Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement (SOLE) is committed to providing students the opportunity to become involved on campus through a variety of innovative co-curricular programs that enhance the academic learning environment at Texas A&M International University.  As part of the Division of Student Success, we are committed to student access, engagement, growth and success.

Goals
  • Coordinate orientation programs for all entering undergraduate students and their parents/family members that will provide a seamless transition into the University while connecting them to services, including offices and co-curricular programs (Imperative 1: Students and Imperative 3: Teaching and Learning).
     
  • Coordinate undergraduate leadership programs that engage students in learning more about themselves and others while preparing for successful leadership roles (Imperative 1: Students, Imperative 3: Teaching and Learning, and Imperative 5: Service).
     
  • Increase student participation in in co-curricular programs that will compliment learning inside the classroom while preparing them to be a part of a global society (Imperative 1: Students and Imperative 3: Teaching and Learning).
  • Expand programs that promote co-curricular growth and engagement in our students through coordinated efforts with the Division of Student Success (Imperative 1: Students and Imperative 3: Teaching and Learning).
  • Provide professional development opportunities for members of the office to expand networks and enhance the knowledge base within orientation, leadership and engagement (Imperative 2: Faculty and Staff and Imperative 3: Teaching and Learning).
Core Principles

As part of the Office of Student Affairs and Division of Student Success, SOLE is committed to the following principles.

Discover: A core principle or value adopted by Office of Student Affairs that represents a Dustdevil's chance to imagine, dream, and live an educational experience outside the TAMIU campus.

Learn: A core principle or value adopted by Office of Student Affairs that signifies the importance of student involvement and its impact on a successful academic career.

Serve: A core principle or value adopted by Office of Student Affairs which represents a Dustdevil's willingness to reach out to the community and lend a helping hand.

Lead: A core principle or value adopted by Office of Student Affairs which represents the student programs aimed at enhancing the education received at TAMIU.

Succeed: A core principle or value adopted by Office of Student Affairs which represents a Dustdevil's perseverance throughout his or her academic and professional careers.

Staff
Miguel Angel Trevino

Miguel Angel Trevino
Director of Student Orientation, Leadership, and Engagement
956-326-2283                                                                           @GetInvolvedMigl

Emphasis Area:
Provide leadership to the SOLE team
Student organization/orientation development and compliance
Student leadership programs
CAB, SGA and Greek Council Advisor

Jennifer Zipprian

 

Jennifer Zipprian
Student Orientation and Involvement Coordinator
956-326-2280

Emphasis Area:
Student orientation programs and leaders
Student organizations and co-curricular programming
Campus Activities Board Advisor

Teresa Renn

 

Teresa M. Renn
Student Involvement and Engagement Coordinator
956-326-2283                                                                                         @Teresa_Renn

Emphasis Area:
Student leadership programs and organization development
Student organizations and co-curricular programing
Campus Activities Board Advisor

 

Professional Associations
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Student Center Suite 226
5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041-1900
(956) 326-2280 or (956) 326-2281
Fax: (956) 326-2279
E-mail: studentaffairs@tamiu.edu

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100