Center for 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
    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.
  • Deliberative Dialogues
    Deliberative Dialogues
    Twice a year students, faculty, staff, and sometimes community members will participate in Deliberative Dialogue events. This model of conversation removes polarizing positions and one-sided lectures by simply asking participants to investigate specific solutions to an issue through the help of an issue guide and facilitator.
  • Dr. Bernadette Pruitt, associate professor of history at SHSU, 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 SHSU, 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 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.
  • 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!

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is SHSU’s hub for campus-community connections and collaborations. Through Community Partnership Development, Faculty Development, and Student Development, the CCE designs, plans, manages, and promotes many initiatives that enhance the culture of community and civic engagement. The CCE is dedicated to maintaining SHSU’s status as a community engaged campus recognized nationally since 2010 by the Carnegie Foundation.  


Our Vision


Sam Houston State University is committed to being an exemplary model of an engaged campus through strong collaborative partnerships and research opportunities 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

BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND UNIVERSITY