Sam Houston State University is proud to be a place where students learn to speak their minds and express themselves. Our namesake, Sam Houston, wasn’t afraid to take a stance, even an unpopular one. As a champion for better treatment of Native Americans, he once said:
“I am aware that in presenting myself as the advocate of the Indians and their rights, I shall stand very much alone."
SHSU has a long tradition of fostering that same spirit of free expression, and promoting the advancement of knowledge through critical thinking.