Center for Community Engagement

Students reinact disater relief efforts during Mass Casualty Simulation

Mass Casualty Simulation

SHSU Departments of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Security Studies held a joint event regarding a mass casualty simulation giving students the opportunity to participate in real life scenarios within their respective fields of study.

SHSU student volunteers build planter beds at the Bearkat Community Gardens located behind DC Holleman Field

Bearkat Community Gardens

SHSU student volunteers build planter beds at the Bearkat Community Gardens located behind DC Holleman Field. The gardens help members of the community, the environment, and strive to make a difference in the world. Volunteer today!

SHSU Department of Dance students perform various dance styles influenced by cultures from all over the world at the second annual

A Celebration of Cultural Diversity Fair

SHSU Department of Dance students perform various dance styles influenced by cultures from all over the world at the second annual "A Celebration of Cultural Diversity Fair" at Samuel Walker Houston Elementary School.

Dr. Bernadette Pruitt, associate professor of history at SHSH, teaches a lesson on civil rights in the local Huntsville community to 7th graders at Mance Park Middle School during the Believe In Possibilities: 7th Grade Initiative

Believe In Possibilities: 7th Grade Initiative

Dr. Bernadette Pruitt, associate professor of history at SHSH, teaches a lesson on civil rights in the local Huntsville community to 7th graders at Mance Park Middle School during the Believe In Possibilities: 7th Grade Initiative.

SHSU Department of Forensic Science students from Dr. Patrick Buzzini's classes teach a lesson to high school students interested in pursuing careers in criminal justice allowing them to get first hand experience

Forensic Science: Academic Community Engagement

SHSU Department of Forensic Science students from Dr. Patrick Buzzini's classes teach a lesson to high school students interested in pursuing careers in criminal justice allowing them to get first hand experience using materials and equipment by professionals in the field.

Quilts created by Professor Catherine Blumenkamp's FACS 1330 ACE class are displayed during a showing on the SHSU campus. These quilts were designed to improve the lives of young children who access Huntsville Head Start for early childhood education

Airing of the "Scrappy" Quilts

Quilts created by Professor Catherine Blumenkamp's FACS 1330 ACE class are displayed during a showing on the SHSU campus. These quilts were designed to improve the lives of young children who access Huntsville Head Start for early childhood education.


SHSU Motto:

"The Measure of a Life is its Service.”

OUR VISION:

Sam Houston State University is committed to being an exemplary model of an ENGAGED CAMPUS through strong collaborative partnerships with local, national, and global communities.

CONTACT US:

Center for Community Engagement
1902 Ave I
Huntsville, TX 77341-2193

Office: CHSS 262
E-mail: cce@shsu.edu
Phone: (936) 294-4559
Fax: (936) 294-4424

A Message From The President

At Sam Houston State University, Academic Community Engagement is an essential part of who we are and what we are about. We firmly believe that the role of a regional comprehensive university is to actively contribute to the well being of the communities it serves. In the seven academic colleges, and indeed in every department across campus, our curriculum provides varied opportunities to gain and apply knowledge and skills to make life better. We have many inspiring examples of SHSU students, faculty and staff making a difference. While students are on our campuses, and then as they continue their professional and personal lives, we encourage and challenge them to live our motto, “The measure of a life is its service.”

BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND UNIVERSITY