About Us

 

The Transborder Student Ally Program (TSAP) is funded through the Student Success Fee at San Diego State University.  TSAP is housed under the Office of Faculty Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the SDSU Office of the Provost. TSAP was first piloted in Spring 2018 through the Transfronterizx Alliance Student Organization (TASO) at SDSU.  The establishment and development of TSAP is in collaboration with Transfronterizx students in higher education institutions from the San Diego-Tijuana border region.   

Mission

The mission of TSAP is to create a visible network of culturally competent allies in higher education institutions, high schools and communities in the San Diego-Tijuana border region by educating faculty, staff, teachers, students and community leaders about the Transfronterizx student population.  The goal of TSAP is to create inclusive campus environments for Transfronterizx students in higher education institutions and high schools in the San Diego-Tijuana border region by raising awareness and providing education about the student Transfronterizx student population.  TSAP is available at SDSU to faculty, staff, teachers, students and community leaders campus wide and from local higher education institutions, high schools and community organizations in San Diego, CA.  TSAP is also available online to all educators nationwide and globally who what to learn about the Transfronterizx student population from the San Diego-Tijuana border region.

Objectives

The mission of TSAP is supported through in-person, live-stream and online trainings guided by the following four objectives:

  1. To educate TSAP participants about the virtues, challenges, intersecting identities and day-to-day experiences of Transfronterizx students in higher education and high school through scholarly literature.
  2. To voice the diverse experiences of Transfronterizx students in higher education and high school through student panels.
  3. To engage TSAP participants in discussions about creating inclusive environments for Transfronterizx students in their higher education institutions, high schools and community organizations.
  4. To create a network of visible allies by inviting participants to join TSAP’s online list of allies.

Vision Statement

The vision of TSAP is to build a coalition of allies dedicated to creating inclusive campus environments for Transfronterizx students from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, throughout the P-12, postsecondary and higher education pipeline in education institution along the U.S.-Mexico border regions.