College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Welcome to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Gifts to our college can help students from across the university learn the fundamental building blocks at the center of all education. By studying our human nature, our pasts, and our relations to each other, students are better able to identify the world around them, their place in it, and their ability to influence change, no matter what career path they may take.

Among the valuable skills students learn across our disciplines are critical and strategic thinking, synthesizing and presenting complex information, and creative problem solving. Students learn to be resilient and adaptable for coping with our challenging world—abilities that employers value and seek. 

In addition to the needs of each department, the college would highlight the needs in the following areas:

  • Our students benefit from experiences to expand their horizons, both literally and figuratively. In 2023, 100% of students traveling to study aboard received the CHSS Study Abroad Scholarship funding, which often makes the difference in students’ abilities to experience the benefits of world travel and study. 
  • Faculty use support to keep their courses relevant and students engaged.  The Junior Faculty Professional Growth Fund supports tenure track faculty in their teaching and research projects.
  • The Interdisciplinary Research Cluster Awards to date have funded 10 separate projects with more than 20 faculty from across the university, each project making an impact in classrooms and the non-academic world.
  • CHSS hosts the National Book Award Festival, which showcases award finalists who travel to Huntsville to visit with area public school students and hold a reading for the university and community. 

CHSS is proud to dedicate its resources to provide opportunities for our students and faculty to maintain their high-quality standards and make a difference to the world around us.  We thank our many donors and their generous contributions that have helped us provide a high-quality education.

CHSS Advisory Board and Dean's Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Members of the CHSS Advisory Board and Dean Chien-pin Li are challenging you to support the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The board and dean will match dollar for dollar up to $3,625 raised for any area within the college. Make your gift to unlock their generous gift today!
Most Gifts Leaderboard
Which specific area on campus will receive the most gifts to support their larger philanthropic goals? Make a gift now to help your favorite area at Sam Houston State University get to the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 250
2 College of Business Administration 124
3 Alumni Association 56
4 Freshman Scholarships 41
5 SHSU Food Pantry 40
SHSU 1961 Sigma Chi Challenge
Sigma Chi alumni brothers Jerry Stephenson '78, Larry Larrison '77, Shane Sklar '99, and Jason Hammons '99 have come together for our first SHSU Giving Day to encourage support back to the university. Give $19.61 or more in honor of the founding of Sigma Chi at SHSU and when 25 gifts are made, $1,961 will be unlocked from these fraternity brothers!
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