• Essay Contest Supports Student Service 


    For more than 137 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The Measure of a Life is its Service,” echoes across campus and beyond through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

  • Democracy Coach Returns To Campus For Civic-Engagement Workshop


    Bocskor, a specialist in women’s political leadership, fundraising and non-profits, will be hosted by the LEAP Center to speak to several political science classes, provide workshops to community groups and engage in small-group meetings on campus with young women.

  • SHSU Identified As A National Leader For Latino Success


    This report looks at graduation rates for Latino students and the completion or graduation rate gap between Latino and white students at four-year colleges and universities across the country. The analysis focuses on 613 public and nonprofit private nonspecialized institutions.

  • International PH.D. Grads Contribute to American Universities, Research


    Over the last two decades, dozens of international students came to the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University to earn a degree. Following graduation, almost half of these students stayed in the U.S. to teach or conduct research.

  • Student Activities Grows From Giving Back


    In the spirit of the season, the Department of Student Activities fostered the gift of giving to the Sam Houston State University community by hosting their annual canned food drive benefitting the Good Shepard Mission of Huntsville at the Tree of Light Ceremony on Nov. 28.

  • Coming To The Rescue In Port Arthur


    When the media plea from the Coast Guard came for help from anyone with boats, Adam Lee from Wisconsin and Justin Bloyer from Minnesota headed to Port Arthur. Lee, a Security Studies graduate student at Sam Houston State University, joined a family friend who drove down to help.

  • Campus Goes Green With Campaign To Save Energy 


    Members of the Sam Houston State University community kicked off the Go Green campaign with a special event at the Piney Woods Residence Life facility. The campaign is designed to promote efficient energy use. Students are encouraged to save energy across campus through simple acts.

  • Tis' The Season Of Bearkats Giving


    In the spirit of giving, departments across Sam Houston State University are hosting events and programs in order to encourage those on campus to give back to the community. One of the programs is The Tree of Hope sponsored by the Department of Leadership Initiatives.

  • Fresh Check Day Aimed At Building Mental Health Awareness


    On Twitter, thousands of people are #TalkingAboutIt — speaking as openly about mental health as we do physical health. Created to help diminish the social stigmas attached with mental illness, the hashtag has generated a powerful online community.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events Set


    The Crime Victim Services Alliance, the Crime Victims’ Institute and the Montgomery County Women Shelter will host a series of events to educate students about violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse...

  • Woodlands Center To Offer Language, Culture Classes


    To help those who wish to become more proficient in English, Sam Houston State University will offer Language and Culture classes in the fall and spring at SHSU—The Woodlands CenterThe classes are designed for non-native speakers seeking to improve their speaking...

  • Smith-Hutson Scholarship


    Dedicated to providing opportunities to students who otherwise may not have a chance to earn a baccalaureate degree, the Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program is targeted toward individuals with demonstrated financial need and academic potential.

  • Summer Camps 


    Sam Houston State University offers several opportunities for people in the community to interact through various art projects, programs, and summer camps including Animation Creation, Art On The Edge, and Art Educators' Summer Studio Intensive

  • Youth And Family Studies Lab 


    In the SHSU Center For Youth And Family Studies lab, we examine emerging psychopathology in adolescents, with a particular focus on how social systems interact with vulnerability for psychopathology.

  • Bearkat Service Break 


    SHSU's Bearkat Service Break program (BSB) places teams of students in communities to engage in service and experiential learning during weekends throughout the fall and spring semester as well as during spring break.

  • MLK Day Of Service 


    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all. He once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'".

  • Volunteer Opportunities Fair


    The Volunteer Opportunities Fair aims to connect Huntsville and surrounding area community organizations with SHSU students. Representatives from various agencies are invited to campus each semester to provide information about their organization.

  • Bearkat Community Gardens


    Welcome to the Bearkat Community Gardens! Everything that we do here, we do because we care about you and the community. And we have a passion for helping people, helping the environment, and strive to make a difference in the world.

  • Perspectives: Student Organization Brings "Sunshine" To Lives 


    It is a Thursday afternoon at Kate Barr Ross Park in Huntsville. Children are running around the park as a neck-and-neck game of kickball is in its final inning. The swings move back and forth as the sun shines bright in the sky, but the sun is not the only thing shining.