Established by Texas Governor Oran M. Roberts in 1879, Sam Houston State University was initially known as Sam
Houston Normal Institute and provided training for Texas public school teachers. In 1919, the school began issuing
bachelor's degrees to its students. The institution changed its name in 1923 to Sam Houston State Teachers
College before shifting to Sam Houston State College in 1965. The school achieved university status in 1969. Sam
Houston remains a member of the Texas State University System.
Sam Houston's mission states that it is "an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship and service to students and to regional, state, national and international constituencies."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Sam Houston have access to the university's exceptional academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees through the College of Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and College of Business Administration.
Student living and university living at Sam Houston revolve around a variety of traditional campus student organizations and activities. In addition, students may enjoy or participate in the Sam Houston Bearkats men's and women's athletic programs. The Bearkats compete in the NCAA's Division I in football, basketball, track and field and cross country.
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