Hosted by Sam Houston State University and the Department of Student Activities, The Sammys is the official university ceremony that recognizes SHSU's outstanding student leaders and organizations.
- Six individual college awards. These awards recognize an outstanding student from each college that is nominated by faculty within that college, and are chosen by their respective dean. Students must be of junior, senior or graduate level standing and have a minimum 3.00 GPA.
- Seventeen individual and organizational awards which require nominations from members of the University community at large. For the awards that honor individuals, those students must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
- Four Sammy Awards, which also require nominations from the University community at large. These prestigious awards are presented to approximately four graduating students and faculty/staff members for outstanding contributions and service to the university. Students must be of senior or graduate level standing and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
All nominations are confidential, and once submitted (and found to meet requirements) are distributed to the Sammys Selection Committee who determine the final award recipients (excluding the six individual college awards, which are determined by their respective dean). The selection committee consists of representatives from the President’s Office, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Office, Vice President for Student Service’s Office, Department of Student Activities, Graduate Studies, representatives from each of the six college dean’s offices and SHSU faculty.
We encourage your participation and support of the Sammys. It is a wonderful opportunity for all to recognize the amazing students that SHSU has to offer.