The Sammys

Cane Award Nomination Form              General Nomination Form

30th Annual Sammys Date Set

The Sammys will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Orange Ballroom.

"Sam Houston Cane Award"

The Sam Houston Cane Award recognizes entities of the university that do not fall within the parameters of the current student leaders and organization categories. These groups may be university funded entities, university departments, or other on-campus initiatives that contribute back to the university in the areas of spirit, tradition, and service. Cane award applications are submitted to the Vice President for Student Affairs. Nominations are then shared with the SHSU President’s Cabinet who make the final selection.

 "The Sammys" Recipient Luncheon Honors Leaders

A luncheon honoring all recipients for the "The Sammys" (established in 2010) now annually takes place in the weeks following the ceremony. This luncheon honors those students and faculty/staff who received awards held at the preceding ceremony.

Gaertner-Performing Arts Center Plays Home for Ceremony for Last Time in 2023

Since 2011 ‘The Sammys’ home site has been the  James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center-Payne Concert Hall. The ceremony was previously held in the Lowman Student Center (LSC) Ballroom, but due to needing a larger capacity facility moved to the new state of the art GPAC. Now, with the newly renovated LSC, The Sammys can once again be hosted in the student programming center!