Academic Advising

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Important News & Updates!!

  • Thursday, December 21st - Monday, January 1st
    • University Holiday, SAM Center will be closed
  • Monday, January 8th
    • No walk-in's or appointments from 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Limited availability from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Please see My Success Planner for appointment options
  • Tuesday, January 9th
    • No walk-in's or appointments from 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Limited availability from 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Please see My Success Planner for appointment options
  • Pre-Advising Checklist: Beginning Students
  • Pre-Advising Checklist: Transfer Students
  • Academic Advising for Spring 2018 began Monday, September 11th.
  • 2016-2017 Catalog available ONLY ONLINE
  • SENIORS - Mandatory Advisement Requirement
  • Updated 2016 Core Curriculum & Course Descriptions

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Our Mission

The Mission of the Student Advising and Mentoring Center (SAM Center) at Sam Houston State University is to provide intrusive academic advising and mentoring to all students assisting them in discovering methods to set personal goals, establishing strategies to achieve their objectives, enhancing skills to sharpen academic accomplishments, and providing incentives for realizing educational success.


Who We Are

The Student Advising and Mentoring Center, also known as the SAM Center, offers a wide variety of services for the students of Sam Houston State University. We offer academic advisement and enrichment services to all undergraduate and graduate students. The SAM Center is a resource dedicated to helping students adjust to academic life at Sam Houston State University. Services available include academic mentoring, aid with time management, and study skills.


Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

advisors are responsible

Core Values of Academic Advising

In brief, the Core Values of Academic Advising state that advisors are responsible to the individuals they advise; for involving others, when appropriate, in the advising  process; to their institutions; to higher education; to their educational community; for their professional practices and for themselves personally. Further discussion can be found at this site: NACADA Core Values