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.

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Employee Resources Groups

Membership to Employee Resources Groups are open to all employees.


Women’s Leadership, Engagement, and Development group (We LEAD) will examine issues relevant to women in Higher Education and host professional development and networking opportunities for women employees and their allies.

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The SHSU LGBTQI* Faculty & Staff Network was informally founded Spring 2016. A number of faculty and staff at various stages of their career came together to establish an official venue for LGBTQI+-identified professionals at our university and their allies to network and exchange experience.

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Creating Your Own

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.

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.Submission of the ERG Form to Human Resources is required for consideration.

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