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First Year Experience


The First-Year Experience (FYE) program is a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the important first year of college. Drawing on campus-wide resources, FYE provides academic and selected non-academic services dedicated to supporting a student’s transition into college.

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Freshman Learning Communities


In a Freshman Learning Community, students with the same major or similar interests take two to three classes together each semester, plan and participate in social events throughout their first year, and may also live in the same residence hall.

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Student Activities


The Department of Student Activities offers great programs and events that can help you make the most of your college experience. Find new friends, enrich your studying, and even make networking connections that can enhance your career prospects!

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Honors College


The Honors College is designed to attract and retain highly competent and motivated students and seeks to create an intellectual and social climate that encourages students to develop their potential both in and out of the classroom.

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Intramurals and Club Sports


Intramural Sports provides the SHSU community the opportunity to compete and have fun in various team and individual sports.

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Clubs and Organizations


SHSU has over 235 registered student organizations. With so many amazing organizations that are actively engaged on campus, it is easy to find one that is right for you.

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Greek Life


The goal of SHSU’s Greek Life program is to continually produce a distinguished Greek community that exalts academic excellence, leadership, and service which embodies the core values of Sam Houston State University.

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Recreational Sports


The Department of Recreational Sports and Activities offers a wide variety of recreational programming and provides facilities for students, faculty and staff. Activities offered include intramural sports, informal recreation, club sports, wellness, special events, outdoor recreation, and aquatics.

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