Part of the benefits of being in the Honors College are the special events during the semester. These events range from fun, relationship building dinner and outings to serving the community as a whole.

Click here to view our Spring 2020 Calendar of Events

Click here to view our updated Spring 2020 Calendar of Events

Featured Events


Honors College Overview

At our Honors College Overview, prospective students and parents will meet our Honors Deans and Honors Student Ambassadors who will present a variety of information related to Honors and Sam Houston State University. This event is a good way for incoming students to learn more about Honors and the application process before they arrive at SHSU. Both overview sessions are scheduled as break out sessions to Saturday@SAM, SHSU's campus-wide tour day. 

This event, and Saturday@SAM, will not take place due to CDC restrictions because of the COVID-19 virus. If you were interested in attending, please sign-up below and an Honors College Staff member will contact you with more information. 

Sign-up to get more information HERE. Please contact HONORS@SHSU.EDU if you have any questions.


Undergraduate Research Symposium

The URS was conceived of and is hosted by the Honors College Student Ambassadors, who believe in the importance of sharing undergraduate research in a multi-disciplinary environment. It was created to:

  • Provide a forum for students to present their research to faculty and other students
  • Give students the opportunity to practice public speaking to prepare for future conferences
  • Give students the chance to network with other students and faculty
  • Help students grow as emerging professionals in their fields of study

To achieve these ends, the URS is a congenial, positive, professional environment, and faculty volunteers serve as moderators to provide informal yet constructive feedback to everyone who presents. The URS will take place on:

 Saturday, April 18, 2020

8 AM to 5 PM

CHSS Building & Lowman Student Center

Interested in presenting or attending the 2020 URS? Visit the official URS website here.

ProfSPEAK! 2019-2020

In a continued effort to promote undergraduate research, the Honors College is hosting a new series of informal lectures called ProfSPEAK!. Each month, a different faculty member will share some aspect of his or her research with interested undergraduates from any discipline. All students, faculty, and staff are also welcome. Here is the line-up for this academic year:

Dr. Benjamin Park, History

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

1 PM

Piney Woods Hall

Dr. Patrick Lewis, Biological Sciences

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

12 PM

Piney Woods Hall


The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email:

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