Promoting Student Success

First-Year Experience and Learning Communities Move to Remote Services

In light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the First Year Experience Office has moved all of its services online for the rest of the 2020 semester.

We are here to serve you through email communications, Zoom meetings, and phone calls Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information

SHSU Common Reader Kimberly Johnson commonreader@shsu.edu 936.294.2227
New Student Convocation Kimberly Johnson ssi@shsu.edu 936.294.2227
First-Year Learning Communities Susanna Shupp fye@shsu.edu 936.294.3947
Peer Mentoring Victoria White fye@shsu.edu 936.294.2231
Forward Program Kimberly Johnson forward@shsu.edu 936.294.2227
National Honor Society for First-Year Success (Alpha Lambda Delta) Jennie Hendrix fye@shsu.edu 936.294.2296
UNIV 1101: Learning Frameworks Kay Angrove kangrove@shsu.edu 936.294.3423
INRW 0014: Integrated Reading/Writing Susanna Shupp sjs038@shsu.edu 936.294.3947

A Fresh Start

The first year of college is an important milestone in a student’s academic life. Whether it’s developing effective study habits or fostering relationships with professors and peers, what happens in that first year can impact academic and future professional success.

To support this transition, Sam Houston State University developed the First-Year Experience program (FYE); a comprehensive and coordinated approach to that important first year of college. Drawing on campus-wide resources, FYE provides academic and selected non-academic services dedicated to supporting a student’s transition into college that will lead, ultimately, to graduation.


The Office for First-Year Experience: A Student Success Initiative
Farrington Building Suite 111 | Box 2335 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2335
Phone: 936.294.3422 | FAX: 936.294.2232 | Email:fye@shsu.edu