Intercultural Engagement and Leadership: Social Justice :: Welcome

engage your understanding of Society

The Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership provides a space for students to be able to articulate how privileged and oppressed social identities intersect to influence an individual’s experiences. We offer a variety of intentional programs that challenge our campus community to analyze, understand, reflect and intervene in systems of oppression and contribute to a more equitable and just society.

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Intercultural Engagement and Leadership: Social Justice :: Our Education Programming

Our Educational PRogramming

We are committed to educating and empowering our campus community to advocate for themselves and/or others. We strive to provide a space to dig deep and focus our attention on raising awareness and understanding oppression, acknowledging one’s role in that system, and a commitment to developing skills, resources, and coalitions needed to create lasting change. Join the conversation through any of our social justice programs.

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Intercultural Engagement and Leadership: Social Justice :: Workshops

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This session gives you an overview look at the U.S. immigration system and what navigating that system and higher education means for Undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. You will walk away with intentional ally strategies and resources to support the undocumented community through learning objectives that challenge the current narrative around immigration.

Safe Spaces Ally Project

The Safe Spaces Ally Project educates and trains students, staff and faculty to create safe spaces for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people at A&M-Commerce.

Don't Cancel That Class

Are you faculty or staff who can’t make it to a class and considering canceling it? Don’t Cancel That Class! Bring in the IEL office to do programming and take advantage of your valuable class time! If you know about your absence at least 14 days in advance, fill out this Substitute Request Form.

Wokeshop Series Coming Fall 2021

This series allows you an opportunity to engage with other individuals to open up a dialogue around controversial topics. The goal of this dialogue is for you to better understand yourself and others through an informed exchange of ideas and beliefs based on mutual respect.

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Intercultural Engagement and Leadership: Social Justice :: Leadership Without Limits

Leadership Without Limits

Non-Academic Travel Abroad Opportunity

LWL is a unique global experience opportunity for undergraduate students going into their 3rd year and above to develop an understanding of experiential leadership, service and social justice in a global context. Applications open up every Spring semester and students participate in a cohort style non-academic course for the following Fall and Spring semester.

Applications for the LWL 2021-2022 Cohort are closed. Please keep a look out for LWL fundraising events and keep up with their experience @tamuc_iel.


  • Undergraduate student going into their 3rd year and above
  • Good standing with the university
  • $600 towards the trip, $300 each semester
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • 2 references, one must be a faculty or staff member of A&M-Commerce
  • Focus on global leadership, service and social justice


To keep this experience affordable and accessible to all students, fundraising is an integral part of the LWL experience!

For additional information, please contact Cynthia Rios.

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Awaken the Voices of Change



Join us for special guests, educational sessions and engaging activities through this 2-day experience open for all students, faculty and staff! Through this conference, we hope to provide an exciting experiential learning experience that exposes individuals to the value of change agency and enhances their sense of social responsibility to contribute to a more inclusive and culturally aware campus and society.

Register Today

Note: This 2-day conference experience is FREE and open to all Students, Faculty and Staff.


Are you interested in proposing an Educational Session?

  • Visit our Propose a Session section below.

Propose a Session

We seek to provide a platform for our students, faculty, staff and community leaders to present on thought-provoking topics towards social change with engaging educational sessions within the following learning outcomes:

  • Establish an understanding of how social identities intersect to influence an individual’s experience.
  • Enhance individual’s sense of social responsibility and become better versions of themselves to contribute to a more inclusive and culturally aware campus and society.
  • Identify and think critically about the value of change agencies and develop an understanding of systemic leadership.

Call for Proposals is now OPEN on ManeSync.

Proposals are due by January 12, 2022
Presenters will be notified of selection by January 19, 2022

Note: Topics we are seeking to cover but are not limited to include student activism, feminism, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, immigrant rights, climate change, criminal justice, gun rights etc.

Do you have questions about proposing an Educational Session?

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Intercultural Engagement and Leadership: Social Justice:: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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