Parents Association


The Parents' Association was first originated in 1925 when Sam Houston State Teachers College celebrated it's first Parents' Day.  It was such a success that the association elected officers and officially became the Parents' Association on November 5, 1926. The SHSU Parents' Association is an official university organization housed within the Dean of Students' Office. 



Sam Houston State University Parents' Association exists to provide the opportunity for active participation and demonstrate that caring continues when students leave home to pursue higher education.



Personalized Newsletter to Association Members

Email Notification of Events

*Academic & Draw Scholarship Eligibility

**Membership Card

Association Decal

Volunteer Opportunities

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Join us for Parents' Association Night at our Womens' and Mens' Basketball games at 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 27.  Click here to order tickets and be sure to use PROMO CODE:  "PARENTS." You may also call the Box Office at (936) 294-1729 and purchase your tickets via phone with the same promo code. Students received free tickets to all athletic events with use of their BearkatOne card and can sit with you at the game.  Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to bond with your Bearkat!

Parents' Association Reminders:
Apple Days are Monday and Tuesday prior to the start of finals during the Fall and Spring semesters.  This is an association sponsored event to help all students with nourishment, scantrons, and a friendly face during finals.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the Parents' Association University Advisor, Kalyn Cavazos at

*For students whose parents are members of the association
**Membership Card with benefits to include hotel, restaurant, and local business discounts