Here to Help

here to help“Here to Help” is a series focused on educating students on all the services available at Sam Houston State University. Many times students are unaware that these services are often offered at no cost with a Bearkat OneCard. If your department or student service would like to be featured for a future story email


Student Legal and Mediation Services

Located in the Lowman Student Center, SHSU has an experienced attorney on staff to inform current students of their rights and responsibilities.

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Print Services

Services are available to all students for the purposes of student organizations, projects, events and general, pre-approved advertising on campus. The team specializes in producing just about anything you could need like programs, posters, magazines, flyers and brochures just to name a few.

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Dietetic Nutritionists

Students seeking health and fitness advice have the option to meet with graduate interns from the Dietetic Master’s program when visiting the Recreational Sports Center.

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Student Money Management Center

The SHSU Student Money Management Center is a financial outreach and educational program with the mission of empowering students to achieve financial independence.

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Counseling Center

The SHSU Counseling Center provides services within the university environment that contributes to the academic success, personal growth, and positive social contribution of Sam Houston State University students. 

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Career Services

Career Services helps prepare students for the professional world. This free service sets up Bearkats for success by providing quality resources, programming and compassionate support needed to educate and empower students and alumni to achieve a life-long fulfilling career.

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Title IX

Sam Houston State University continues to go above and beyond to ensure student safety with help of the Title IX office. Title IX aids victims of sexual assault or any type of sex or gender discrimination on campus and their services are available to all members of the SHSU community including students, faculty, staff and visitors.

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The Writing Center

The Writing Center, a division of the Academic Success Center helps students create ideas for essays, identify their target audience, organize their papers, improve writing styles, and teach them how to proofread. They can even help students after the paper has been turned in and graded by interpreting the comments left by instructors and help students to avoid making the same mistakes.

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The SHSU Food Pantry

Born out of a need to serve students who struggle with food insecurity, the SHSU Food Pantry provides quality and nutritious meals during distribution days twice a month. However, this new space, located behind the Katpost at 1108 17th street, is also open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday’s from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center

For many SHSU student workers, filing Federal Income Taxes is uncharted territory. For those whose household income is $56,000 or less, Sam Houston State University’s Bearkat Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center will provide free federal income tax assistance.

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Student Health Services

With students away from campus for the remainder of the semester, staff at Sam Houston State University have found new ways to continue to help students maintain healthy habits at home.

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Newton Gresham Library

During typical times, the library supports and enhances the development of critically thinking, educated, and informed lifelong learners. Today, during the COVID-19 health crisis, its mission remains the same.

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Therapy Assistance Online

At Sam Houston State University, the Counseling Center is committed to students’ well-being. This support includes helping students to manage emotions and be more effective in relationships with others.Currently, for pandemic safety purposes, sessions are being conducted via remote therapy, which is generally done through video. 

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