Traditions which are celebrated in SHSU

Sam Houston State University is the not only the oldest institution for education in the state of Texas, but it is also the campus which was the home of the Austin College. This university is very popular for its program of criminal justice and it holds the oldest and the largest justice program which ranks 5th.

Apart from being a reputed University, this place also encounters several traditions which are stated below:

Tree of light: Tree of life is one of the most cherished and the oldest tradition of the Sam Houston State University. The president of the university will put lights on the tree every year. On this day several canned foods are also collected for the donation purpose. The tunes of the jingle bell and the Christmas carol sync together on this day.

Class ring

As a sign of good luck, all the students will have to put some pennies near the statue of the Mr. Lawrence Sullivan Ross before the exam. It is said that Mr. Ross will help all the students with their academics and homework and in return, he will take a penny.

Ring tradition: Ring tradition is encountered during the fall semester. On this day, the students are given with the rings which they deserve. This ring is having an intricate design and a deep meaning where each element has something linked to the university and its custom. The first ring ceremony commenced in the year 2004 and it is celebrated for acknowledging all the achievements of the students. The Class ring becomes the identity of the student and their journey throughout the graduation time and after that. 

To know about more tradition you can visit the official website of the Sam Houston State University. The ring of this university has been designed by the students, faculty members and the alumni.