Networking isn’t merely the exchange of information with others. Networking is about establishing and nurturing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with the people you meet. You don’t have to join several professional associations and attend every networking event that comes your way in order to be a successful networker. In fact, there are networking opportunities all around campus every day.


Be on the lookout for events hosted by the following.

Faculty Senate

Dedicated to examining issues of interest to the entire SHSU community, including the development of the university’s core curriculum, review of official university policies, and the administration of the annual Campus Perception Survey.

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Staff Council

Advocates for and represents the interests of staff to the administration of Sam Houston State University. As a collective voice, Staff Council provides staff with opportunities to succeed through networking and development.

Learn more about Staff Council

Employee Resources Groups

Membership to Employee Resources Groups are open to all employees.


Provides a venue to explore personal and professional issues of LGBTQI* employees.

Learn more about LGBTQI*

The Black Faculty and Staff

Serves as a resource for faculty and staff in a pursuit to achieve a visible and purposeful commitment to support community, equity, diversity, inclusion, recognition, and the values of Black Faculty and Staff.


Develop a network of support, recruitment, and retention of Hispanic/Latinx staff and faculty to increase representation, promote our community, and create an environment to foster the diverse talents of Hispanic/Latinx individuals.


Examines issues relevant to women in Higher Education and host professional development and networking opportunities.

Learn more about WeLEAD

Creating Your Own ERG

Sam Houston State University will allow for the formation of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) by current employees to network and promote awareness, respect, and inclusion at the University. To request an ERG, send the completed ERG Request form to

SHSU ERGs must be voluntary and open to all current employees. SHSU ERGs must comply with all federal, State, and local anti-discrimination and labor laws, Texas State University System rules and regulations, and SHSU policies. Sam Houston State University A Member of The Texas State University System.

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