ELITE & evolve
SH ELITE (Establishing Leadership In & Through Education) is a minority male program established in 2010 to help increase minority retention and graduation rates.
The purpose of the SH ELITE program is to enable Black & Hispanic males to transcend the status quo in minority male academic, professional and personal success. SH ELITE supports the achievement of members by facilitating personal and professional development through leadership, academic support and civic engagement.
Similar to ELITE, the overall intention of evolve is to provide retention based support services for female students, especially our transfer population. We want transfer females to start and finish at Sam Houston State University.
In the development of evolve, we learned that most female students want to be involved and connected to the University as well. So while Transfer females are the primary target - the program is open to any female student (sophomore and above) who is looking for connection, academic support and service opportunities.