Parents' Association

**The SHSU Parents' Association membership window is closed for this academic year.  It will reopen this summer in preparation for the 2022-2023 academic year.  We encourage you to create your free login to the Parent Engagement Platform, linked below, if you have not already.  This will help you be notified when the memberships reopen for next year!** 

How To Join: 

  • Create a parent account or login to your existing account (click button below)
  • Click "Here to Join" 
  • Scroll down and complete membership form
  • Select membership option and checkout
  • Complete payment information
  • Welcome to the SHSU Parents' Association!

PARENT ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM

Once you have joined, you will receive a receipt via email or in the parent portal. You will receive a welcome letter, membership card(s), and window cling decal in the mail. If you have any questions, please contact Parent & Family Relations at 936-294-2714 or parents@shsu.edu.


Purpose:

Sam Houston State University Parents' Association exists to create unique opportunities to engage and support parents, who in return, contribute to student retention.

Benefits:

  • Scholarship Opportunities ($10,000 given annually)*
  • Membership Discount Card**
  • Membership Gift (Currently parent t-shirt for new members and grocery tote for renewals)***
  • Window Cling Decal
  • Personalized Newsletters
  • Closed Facebook Group
  • Volunteer Opportunities and Exclusive Events

History:

The SHSU Parents' Association was first originated in 1925 when Sam Houston State Teachers College celebrated it's first Parents' Day. It was such a success that the association elected officers and officially became the Parents' Association on November 5, 1926. The SHSU Parents' Association is an official university organization housed within the Dean of Students' Office.

*For students whose parents are members of the association
**Membership Card with benefits to include hotel, restaurant, and local business discounts
***Sizes are available on a first come, first serve basis. Student must retrieve your shirt on campus. Further instructions will be included in your welcome letter.

We do not issue returns or refunds

Social Media

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SHSUParents/