Discover Your Strengths

CliftonStrengths® at Sam Houston State University

Discover Your Strengths sessions are designed for students who are interested in determining their natural strengths and talents that impact both their professional and personal lives. Our goal is simple: help others become great at what they're naturally good at in order to have a positive academic experience and develop skills for a meaningful career.

Prior to attending the session, participants complete the CliftonStrengths® assessment to discover their Top 5 Themes of Talent. By discovering their Themes of Talent, students gain knowledge necessary for a strong foundation in leadership and can begin the purposeful work of sharpening their skills to achieve goals. Discover Your Strengths sessions provide resources and opportunities for students to engage in meaningful conversations about their Strengths and learn more about themselves as leaders for academic, professional, and personal success.

By attending a Discover Your Strengths session, you will be able to...

  • Develop an appreciation for the CliftonStrengths® philosophy and background
  • Identify and describe your Top 5 Themes of Talent
  • Discuss your Strengths and how they apply to your success as a SHSU student
  • Provide examples of how your Strengths have helped or hindered in situations
  • Interpret academic, professional, and personal applications for your Strengths 
  • Set up a plan to utilize your Strengths in and outside the classroom
  • Evaluate how your Strengths can work with others to achieve goals
  • Develop an appreciation for the Strengths in others

Registration Information

RSVP for Discover Your Strengths on Feb. 13

RSVP for Discover Your Strengths on Mar. 27

Request a Group Session

Registration for our Spring 2024 events will open soon. Registration is required at least 2 business days before the session. Your participation confirmation will be sent to your e-mail address provided on the registration form.

Attendance at the session is mandatory after registration. Participants will be e-mailed prior to the session with instructions regarding the CliftonStrengths® assessment. Individuals who complete the assessment but fail to attend may be asked to reimburse the Department of Student Involvement for the cost of the CliftonStrengths® assessment. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at (936) 294-3000 or via email

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register to attend Discover Your Strengths?

Yes, you must register for the session in order to attend. The registration deadline is two business days before the scheduled session.

Do I have to be a student to register for a session?

Yes. In order to register for a session, you must be a currently enrolled student at Sam Houston State University.

How much does attendance to the Discover Your Strengths sessions cost?

The session is FREE to currently enrolled SHSU students.

What should I do if I registered, but cannot attend?

If you are not able to attend the session after registration, you must contact the Department of Student Involvement either by phone or by e-mail and notify the department that you cannot attend. Registrants who do not provide adequate notice for absence may be asked to reimburse the Department of Student Involvement for the cost of the CliftonStrengths® assessment.

I can't make it to one of the scheduled Discover Your Strengths sessions, but still want to learn about my Strengths. How can I do this?

You can reach out to our office to request additional dates and we will do our best to add more to accommodate these requests. Often, faculty ask our office to hold a Discover Your Strengths session during one or more of their class times. Contact us today to learn more!

Need More Information?

Department of Student Involvement: Leadership & Service

(936) 294-3000

Lowman Student Center, Suite 326