One Campus, Many Voices

Led by the Chief Experience Officer (CXO), the purpose of the SHSU Experience Office and Collaboration & Outreach is to work with institutional stakeholders, review institutional goals, values and day-to-day practices, and better aligns them. The CXO, along with the members of their leadership team, aim to create community where members of the organization understand how they can contribute to the institution's overarching priorities which includes recruiting and retaining valuable Bearkats. To do so, the SHSU Experience Office collaborates with division and college-level teams to improve the overall student experience, foster student success, and eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps in retention, graduation, and completion. The office staff also works with senior leaders, deans, directors, chairs, and faculty to ensure SHSU’s core values are reflected efficiently.

Sam Houston State University is dedicated to fostering a campus environment that welcomes a wide range of perspectives. This goal is achieved through active evaluation of policies and operational strategies, along with the implementation of programs that aim to overcome institutional hurdles in order to build a comprehensive university community with multifaceted viewpoints. Additionally, the University recognizes and appreciates its duty to nurture an environment of fairness and openness, where students, faculty, staff, and the community acknowledge the advantages of collaboration and mutual respect across various identities and perspectives.

Our Community Cares

All of us play a vital role to make our campus a respectful and safe place.

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Our Commitment

The SHSU Experience Office welcomes a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, evaluates fairness, and fosters a purposefully welcoming learning, living, and working atmosphere at Sam Houston State University. This is all done to enhance the journey of all Bearkats as they navigate through their college experience in a positive manner. We advocate for access and opportunity, and aim to serve as the hub for purposeful comprehensive methods that assist the university community in honoring our distinctions while embracing our likenesses.

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