Parents' Association

The University's platform for emergency or urgent communication is It is advisable to have your student add your contact information to their account for KatSafe notifications and/or monitor the website anytime you have a question regarding the University's response to emergency situations.

Parents' Association memberships are now closed for the 2019-2020 year
Memberships for 2020-2021 will be available here, starting in June 2020.  

If you have any questions please contact Parent & Family Relations at 936-294-2714 or


Sam Houston State University Parents' Association exists to provide the opportunity for active participation and demonstrate that caring continues when students leave home to pursue higher education.


  • Personalized Newsletter
  • Email Notification of Events
  • *Academic & Draw Scholarship Eligibility
  • **Membership Card
  • Kat Konnection Magazine
  • Free Admission to Alumni Tailgates
  • Invitation to Alumni and University Events Locally and across Texas
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Planned Social Activities on Campus


The SHSU Parents' Association was first originated in 1925 when Sam Houston State Teachers College celebrated it's first Parents' Day.  It was such a success that the association elected officers and officially became the Parents' Association on November 5, 1926. The SHSU Parents' Association is an official university organization housed within the Dean of Students' Office. The SHSU Parents' Association will now include Alumni Association Parent Membership benefits.

*For students whose parents are members of the association
**Membership Card with benefits to include hotel, restaurant, and local business discounts

We do not issue returns or refunds

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