Student Intercultural Learning & Engagement    

Mission Statement

Consistent with the core values of Texas A&M University the mission of the Office of Student Intercultural Learning & Engagement (SILE) at Texas A&M at Galveston (TAMUG) is to provide programs and services that encourages members of our community to gain a deeper understanding, awareness, and appreciation for their own culture, as well as embracing the dignity of all cultures from our global society; convene departments across campus to facilitate intercultural dialogue; and work with on- and off-campus stakeholders to create an institutional community climate of justice, access, and equity.

Our Office is an institutional advocate for cultural and identity-based programs, resources, and services that support the retention, persistence, and overall success of underrepresented/underserved students, such as: first-generation students; students of color; international students; LGBTQIA+ students, and; student veterans.

Vision Statement        

Our vision is to be a model of inclusion and cultural competency that empowers holistic student development, transformational learning through inter-cultural dialogue, and collaborative networks that advocates for social justice in a diverse university community.

We plan to fulfill our mission by offering programs and services that:

  • Advocates and supports students and cultural groups in their identities.
  • Collaborates with campus and community entities to ensure a positive university climate that advocates for justice, access, equity, and transformative learning for all students, with special focus on underserved students.
  • Provides student support by building relationships of commitment and trust.
  • Provides opportunities for students to develop as leaders by fostering identity formation, a community of respect, and building cross-cultural relationships.
  • Provides diversity education and programs that allow dialogue and intersecting discussions regarding age, citizenship, disability/ability, education, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, geographical location, language, military experience, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and/or thought to aid with developing students’ understanding of themselves and other cultures.

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