Parents' Association

How To Join: 

  • Create a parent account or login to your existing account (click button below)
  • Click "Here to Join" 
  • Scroll down and complete membership form
  • Select membership option and checkout
  • Complete payment information
  • Welcome to the SHSU Parents' Association!


Once you have joined, you will receive a receipt via email or in the parent portal. You will receive a welcome letter, membership card(s) in the mail. If you have any questions, please contact Parent & Family Relations at 936-294-2714 or


Sam Houston State University Parents' Association exists to create unique opportunities to engage and support parents, who in return, contribute to student retention.


  • Scholarship Opportunities ($10,000 given annually)*
  • Membership Discount Card**
  • Parent T-shirt***
  • Personalized Newsletters
  • Closed Facebook Group (
  • Student Gift


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.

*For students whose parents are members of the association
**Membership Card with benefits to include hotel, restaurant, and local business discounts
***Sizes are available on a first come, first serve basis. Student must retrieve your shirt on campus. Further instructions will be included in your welcome letter.

We do not issue returns or refunds.  You should only join the SHSU Parents' Association once you have an actively enrolled student at SHSU.  The earliest you may join is the summer before your student starts for a fall semester.

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