University Advancement

  • Fall trees on the SHSU campus.
  • A student walks across mall area on campus.
  • The bellow tower on the SHSU campus.
  • A student sitting on a bench in front of the Peabody library.
  • Photo of the engraved bricks in the Alumni Garden.

Welcome, Alumni and Friends

SHSU Give Now


Whether you're a Sam Houston State University alumni or an admirer, you understand the value of an SHSU education— an education marked by academic excellence and exceptional teaching.

Join NowFor more than 135 years, we have been preparing students to lead successful lives. Our motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", follows our graduates out into the world.

Our students come from all over the country—and all over the globe, with a drive to achieve. You can help SHSU continue to impact their lives, and those of future students. Be part of this commitment to service.

Get Involved!

Rekindle your SHSU memories - Join the Alumni Association. Attend events, serve as a board member, join other alumni and friends as they gather for social functions, network professionally, raise much needed resources, and recruit students.

Give Back!

Support your university by contributing to the Annual Fund or establishing your own scholarship or endowment.

Stay Connected!

Update your information so we can stay in touch. Alums, we would love to hear how and what you are doing. Submit news about yourself so we can share it.

Send us your email address so you can stay informed of all the great happenings at SHSU.

The Alumni Association will send you email updates and information about activities. Connect, network, help with scholarships, get recognized and enjoy fellow Bearkat Alums!

Keep up with university news through our publications or through Today@Sam.