Parents' Association


The SHSU 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. The SHSU Parents' Association will now include Alumni Association Parent Membership benefits.  Please see a full list of benefits below.



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

Email Notification of Events

*Academic & Draw Scholarship Eligibility

**Membership Card

Kat Konnection Magazine

Free Admission to Alumni Tailgates

Invitation to Alumni and University Events Locally and across Texas

Volunteer Opportunities

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SHSU Parents' Association Reminders:

SHSU Parents' Association Annual Meeting is October 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in LSC 320. 

Bearkat Family Weekend is October 28-30, 2016.  Click here for more information.

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