Lowman Student Center (LSC)
The LSC is a great place to grab some lunch, hang out with friends, or get some study time in between classes. Grab a seat on the stair-step benches, enjoy the view out of the floor-length windows overlooking The Yard, and get a first-hand look at campus life from the comforts of an air-conditioned building – a much needed rescue from the Texas summer heat!
SHSU Rec Sports
SHSU OrgLink & Greek Life
Traditions are an integral part of campus life at Sam Houston State and help define our culture. From Homecoming to the Tree of Light ceremony, these long-standing traditions can be shared across generations and bring Bearkats together with a sense of pride and belonging. These enduring traditions provide us with a sense of timelessness and continuity; whether it is attending every Bearkat football game, paying homage to members of our Bearkat community who have passed away at the annual Raven’s Call or marching to Sam Houston’s gravesite in Oakwood Cemetery on Texas Independence Day, these traditions are entrenched in student life and allow us to connect with our classmates, alumni and alma mater.
True diversity is not only described as differences in individual backgrounds, personal identities, political affiliations, intellectual approaches, and demographics. It is rooted also in the removal of barriers for marginalized groups and in the creation of spaces and opportunities that allow individuals to engage in the full life of the University. Sam Houston State University is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.
SHSU offers great campus dining options. Find out more about our locations, daily menus, health and wellness programs and much more. On-campus dining includes two dining halls, numerous fast food restaurants, conveniently located PODs & vending machines, and Aramark also offers catering services. See all your dining choices here.
Graduate Appreciation Week
Each April, we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of SHSU graduate students during Graduate Appreciation Week. Highlights include, free business cards, professional headshots, a drive-in movie, awards banquet and much more.