Resources available to SHSU staff include the following:

Giving to SHSU and Staff Council:  Employees of SHSU are encouraged to support the University by participating in the SH Annual Fund, and now you can give directly to the Friends of Staff Council.  University Advancement spearheads a donation fund drive in November of each year, but your gift is welcome at any time.  You can give now at a secure online site or print out a Giving Form and send your contribution to University Advancement.  Your generosity has a tremendous impact on SHSU now and in the future.

President's Employee Scholarship Program: This scholarship is for full-time (1.0 FTE) benefits eligible staff and faculty employees, through the rank of Assistant Professor, who desire to take a class at SHSU. The applicants must have a minimum of one year full-time continuous employment at SHSU and have earned at least 3 semester hours at SHSU with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Free Passport Photos: The Bearkat OneCard Office offers passport photos as a FREE service to all students, faculty, and staff at SHSU. In order to get your passport or scholarship photo made, just bring your Bearkat OneCard to the Bearkat OneCard Services Office located in the Estill Building, Suite 230.

Wellness Program: The Wellness Program offers comprehensive programming for the Bearkat community, including programs developed for staff members. Programs include Group Fitness Classes, Personal Fitness Training, Wellness Workshops, Nutritional Counseling, Massage Therapy, state of the art weight room and cardio equipment. Schedules can be found on the Recreational Sports Website.

Barnes & Noble University Bookstore Discount and Check Cashing Service: Barnes & Noble’s University Bookstore provides a check cashing service as an added convenience to SHSU faculty, staff, and students. In order to cash a personal check a valid driver's license, SHSU Student or Faculty ID, passport, or military ID is required. All checks must have the check writer’s name, address and phone on the check, preferably a local address and phone number. SHSU faculty, staff and students may cash a check in the bookstore, up to $50.00, without a purchase, once a week. The bookstore does not accept two party checks.

Dell and Apple Computer Equipment Discount (for personal use): The SHSU Computer Services Department offers links to Dell and Apple Websites as a service to staff interested in purchasing computer equipment for personal use at discounted prices. Look for the Dell and Apple logos on the IT@Sam Website. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the IT@Sam Service Desk at (936) 294-1950 or e-mail

Bearkat OneCard Debit Account: The OneAccount is offered to you with no monthly fee and minimum balance requirement. When you deposit funds to the OneAccount, your Bearkat OneCard can be used as a Debit MasterCard®. Your OneAccount gives you the convenience of a universally accepted debit card with the budgeting control of an FDIC insured checking account - you will no longer need to carry cash. For information and detailed instructions on activating the OneAccount, please contact the Bearkat OneCard Office at (936) 294-CARD (2273).

Human Resources Quick Links:

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Employees Retirement System of Texas

SHSU Holiday Schedule