Community Engagement

Safety Trainings and Certifications

The Department of Office of Recreation Center & Intramural Sports Recreational Sports offers American Red Cross Safety Training Courses for students, staff and the general public. These trainings provide the skills necessary to create a safe school, work and home environment.

Course, Date & Time: TBA

Current Classes

  • CPR/AED for Adults – this class instructs participants in CPR/AED, rescue breathing, obstructed airway and choking care. All skills are taught for adult only. New CPR/AED materials and pocket masks are provided to participants by the instructor.
  • First Aid – this class instructs participants in Basic First Aid, including: severe bleeding, injuries to muscles, bones and joints, sudden illnesses, environmental emergencies and burn care. All skills are taught for adult, child and infant care. New First Aid materials will be provided to participants by the instructor.

Refund Policy: Individuals who do not pass prerequisite skills will not be eligible for a refund.


Working with all ages of active community members provides challenges and opportunities for growth to every community programs employee. Many find this to be one of the most rewarding job experiences in their entire career! Volunteer positions are available for any interested individuals.


Bike Safety

Practicing and building cycling safety habits is key to the advancement of cycling advocacy. Here at the Texas Southmost College we understand that being a safe and predicable cyclist leads to safer streets for everyone, cyclist or motorist. Here are some quick tips for practicing proper bike safety:

  • Use Turn Signals
  • Be Visible
  • Always Ride with the Flow of Traffic
  • Wear your Helmet
  • Obey all Traffic Signs and Signals

For more detailed information and answers to commonly asked questions about safety, please check out this page provided by the City of Brownsville Safety Tips and Rules of the Road.

Proper Turn Signals

Be sure to use proper turn signals while cycling. Never assume drivers know where you are going.

Turn Signals

Be Visible and Aware

Be sure to wear bright, reflective clothing at night. It is also a South Carolina state law that all cyclists must have a white light in the front that can be seen from a distance of at least 500 feet, and a red reflector on the rear that must be visible from at least 50 feet when directly in front of the lawful headlamps of a motor vehicle.


Always Ride with the Flow of Traffic

When on the road, a cyclist should behave like a motor vehicle which includes always riding in the same direction as traffic. When riding against traffic, cyclists cannot see traffic signals and signs, and are unpredictable and less visible to drivers. Cyclists are much safer when riding with the direction of automobile traffic.

With Traffic

Always Wear Your Helmet

While not required by state law, wearing a helmet is a strongly suggested safety precaution that can help save lives in the event of accidents. Make helmet hair cool.


Obey all Signs and Signals

A cyclist is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a motor vehicle. Most importantly, that means all traffic signals and signs must be obeyed. Stop signs and red lights are not discretionary.

Traffic Signals