Unparalleled Student Services
 Sam Houston Graduation

The Sam Houston State University athletic department student services offers Bearkat student-athletes an outstanding academic support system.

The staff's ultimate goal is to help each student-athlete succeed in the classroom, in his or her sport and in overall life experiences at Sam Houston and beyond.

Each student has a unique set of needs and the student services staff works with each student individually. Meeting the needs of all student-athletes, your personal academic support system at Sam Houston State University consists of:

•  Academic counseling providing one-on-one assistance year-long

•  Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), comprised of members from all sports teams working closely with athletic administrators on issues while also coordinating community support projects

•  The NCAA Student Affairs program providing a mandatory class for incoming freshmen student-athletes to enhance their opportunities for success at Sam Houston

•  The SAM Center providing academic advising, study skills sessions, graduate school seminars and additional academic support

"We are extremely proud of our athletes' achievements in the classroom and commend our coaching staff for the tremendous job they do in recruiting quality student-athletes," Williams said. "The No. 1 goal for each of our sports teams is to have our athletes earn their Sam Houston State degrees. We are proud that 90 percent of student athletes who complete their eligibility at Sam Houston earn their degree."

For more information about the programs listed above and other important information about Sam Houston student-athlete services, please see the links to important information found on this page.

Student-Athlete Academic Planner

Student-Athlete Day Planner  The Sam Houston student-athlete academic planner is utilized by all Bearkat intercollegiate sports participants to help them organize their time. It is an important tool in balancing classes and practice.


  The planner also has useful information including explainations of student-athlete support programs, Sam Houston intercollegiate athletic policies, resources and study/test-taking tips and skills



              Academic Links

Services Programs

Learning Enhancement Center

Advisory Committee

Student Athlete Handbook

Important Academic

Academic Success

Bearkat Athletic GPAs
Since 1992-93

Sam Houston 
Degree Plans

NCAA Compliance

Associate Athletic Director
For Student Services

Assistant Athletic Director
for Student Services

Assistant Athletic Director
& Compliance

SHSU Compliance Coordinator