Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

  • Fall 2015 Assembly

    Fall 2015 Assembly

  • Wake Up With Honors Fall 2015

    Wake Up With Honors Fall 2015

  • Fall 2015 Assembly

    Fall 2015 Assembly

  • Fall 2015 Assembly

    Fall 2015 Assembly

Welcome to the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College!


Applications for fall admittance are due by May 30
Applications for spring admittance are due by November 30

The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College is a place for highly-motivated students looking for a unique educational opportunity. The Honors College provides these achievement-oriented individuals with

  • some financial support
  • opportunities to interact with other similarly motivated students
  • special course offerings leading to an unusually broad educational experience
  • small classes with close contact to our hand-picked faculty
  • the opportunity for early registration
  • access to distinctively designed facilities.


   The Honors College is designed to attract and retain highly competent and motivated students and seeks to create an intellectual and social climate that encourages students to develop their potential both in and out of the classroom. To this end, the Honors College creates a community of scholars, wherein both students and professors interact and challenge each other in developing their abilities.

   Specifically, the Honors College provides personalized instruction and mentor-ship opportunities in supporting the University's overall mission of high academic standards and community service. Graduating with Honors from Sam Houston State University provides definite advantages for students entering graduate or professional school, as well as those starting out in their chosen profession.


The Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is a campus wide event for students to present their research in a formal setting. URS occurs every Spring semester.

Click HERE if for more information or if you are interested in presenting at Sam Houston State University's Undergraduate Research Symposium.



LET'S TALK! is an annual event for Sam Houston State University's Elliott T. Bowers Honors College. Renowned experts covering engaging topics will come together for a rare evening filled with lively, entertaining and challenging dinner conversation. This is an exclusive opportunity to share ideas within a small group facilitated by a notable host whose passion and in-depth knowledge of the discussion topic will inspire and provide ideas long after the evening is concluded. Guests at the previous LET'S TALK! events were enthralled by the unique opportunity to actively participate in discussions lead by knowledgeable and inspiring leaders covering a wide range of engaging topics.

Click HERE to visit the LET'S TALK! website.



The Honors College produces a newsletter at the end of every semester showcasing the events that Honors has participated in as well as spotlighting outstanding Honors faculty, students and alums.

Click HERE for the current edition of the Honors College newsletter.

Linked In

Help to build your professional network connections by linking with us on our SHSU Honors College Linked In page.

Click HERE to visit the Linked In profile.

Have questions about the Honors College?

Read our Honors College Handbook

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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477Call: (936) 294.1477 | Fax: (936) 294.1090Call: (936) 294.1090 | Email: honors@shsu.edu

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