Eligible Legal Issues

We are here to provide information on the law and your legal options to currently enrolled SHSU students who have paid the Student Service Fee. Student Legal & Mediation Services provides consultation on a variety of legal issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Landlord-Tenant Concerns
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law/Child Support
  • Consumer Law
  • Contract Law
  • Simple Wills
  • Name Changes

Make an appointment on Campus Connect to meet with the attorney to discuss your concern. If consultation reveals your legal question is of a complex nature requiring legal representation, we will advise you how to find an attorney.

We cannot provide representation or counsel on issues involving:

  • Sam Houston State University**
  • More than one student attending Sam Houston State University; although mediation may be an option to consider
  • Ongoing litigation

**If you have an issue with faculty, staff, or a department on campus, their contact information may be located in the University Directory.

These are some common issues and the departments that students can contact:

Issues SHSU Department Phone Number
Enrollment Enrollment Management 936-294-1345
Residence Hall or On-Campus Housing Residence Life 936-294-1812
Disciplinary Issues Dean of Students Office 936-294-1785
Grade Appeals/Disputes Academic Affairs 936-294-1001
SHSU Parking Ticket Appeals Public Safety Services 936-294-1790
Financial Advice Student Money Management Center 936-294-2600
Student Organizations Leadership Initiatives  936-294-3861
Tuition Financial Aid 936-294-1774

Additionally, these are some other useful SHSU departments to contact:

SHSU Department Phone Number
Office of Title IX and Discrimination Resolution 936-294-3026
Vice President of Student Affairs 936-294-1784
SHSU Ombuds 936-294-2222