Alumni Association
Once a Bearkat, always a Bearkat!

Your investment in the SHSU Alumni Association provides support for our students and works to create a network of alumni who can make a difference for the University, their community, and in the world.  

On Giving Day there are two ways to support the Alumni Association:  

The Alumni Enrichment Fund. The alumni enrichment fund supports and enhances the operations of the Alumni Association to include, but not limited to, alumni clubs and special interest groups, student engagement, student scholarships, alumni networking, and events. 

The Life Member Endowment Fund. By becoming a Life Member of the association, you are supporting the permanent endowment. 

Your gift of membership goes into the Life Member endowment where it will continue to give back to the association in perpetuity.  As a Life Member you will receive additional benefits including exclusive Life Member events, discount tickets to alumni regional events, discounts at the Bearkat Golf Course, and 20% discount on SHSU athletic season tickets (football, basketball, and baseball).  Life Members receive a SHSU swag kit that includes a key ring, luggage tag, journal, decals, and lapel pin to show your Bearkat Pride wherever you go.

$1,000 – Life Membership

$500 Life membership – Discounted for Seniors (age 65+) and Recent graduates (within 2 years of graduation) 

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!
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
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Or you can contact us at givingtoshsu@shsu.edu.