Parents' Association

2018-2019 Parents' Association memberships are now closed.
Memberships for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available June 1, 2019!

Purchase Finals Care Packages Here!
Order Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019


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

SHSU Parents' Association Reminders:

Apple Days are Monday and Tuesday prior to the start of finals during the Fall and Spring semesters.  This is an association sponsored event to help all students with nourishment, scantrons, and a friendly face during finals.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the Parents' Association University Advisor, Lindsay Lauher at

We do not issue returns or refunds


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