Opportunities for Involvement

Student Involvement & Engagement

Students' campus involvement and engagement are important in their success and persistence. To learn more about student organizations - whether you want to join an existing one or create a new one - or leadership and service programs, contact the Department of Student Involvement & Engagement.

LBJ Student Center 4-11.1
512.245.3219

  • LBJ Student Center, 3-20.5
    512.245.2371 | alumni@txstate.edu

    Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat

    Texas State has an alumni network of over 230,000 Bobcats who are making a difference in communities around the world. Our goal is to continue to cultivate Bobcat pride after graduation by offering fulfilling alumni involvement and engagement opportunities that highlight how the university’s current initiatives add value to every Texas State degree.

    Future Alumni

    The Alumni Association not only supports over 230,000 proud Bobcat graduates, but we also provide opportunities for current students as they work toward being able to call themselves Texas State alumni. Each year, we award multiple scholarships and host events that encourage Bobcat pride and traditions such as the Official Texas State Ring Celebration and Step Up For State.

    Student Alumni Council

    The Student Alumni Council is a student organization chartered by the Texas State Alumni Association. This group acts as a bridge between the current student body and the Alumni Association by engaging with current students around pride and traditions, volunteerism, and philanthropy. They also facilitate key Texas State events such as Step Up for State and the Ring Celebration.

  • The Texas State Bobcats compete at the highest level in all of collegiate athletics and have been one of the most consistently successful athletic programs in the Sun Belt Conference. Texas State has won the Sun Belt's Commissioner's Cup twice in the last five years (2018-2019, 202-2022) and finished in the top-five in each of those years in the Commissioner Cup standings, which take into account the success of all Sun Belt Conference athletic programs annually.

    The success of Texas State Athletics also garners national exposure as the Bobcats have had live games aired on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN+ and CBS Sports Network. A number of exciting plays for Texas State Athletics have also been highlighted as a part of ESPN's nightly "Sports Center Top 10 plays" segment.

    Texas State students can experience the fun and excitement of Bobcat Athletics for free as admission to all home athletic events for Texas State's 16 NCAA Division I (FBS) varsity sports is free of charge by simply showing a valid Texas State student ID.

    At Texas State, more than 350 student-athletes compete in 16 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division I and FBS level.

    • Football
    • Volleyball
    • Women's Soccer
    • Men's and Women's Basketball
    • Baseball
    • Softball
    • Men's and Women's Cross Country
    • Women's Tennis
    • Men's and Women's Golf
    • Men's and Women's Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor)

    Be a part of the atmosphere. Be a part of the success. Be a part of history. Be loud and be proud! After all, that's what it takes to Be a Bobcat!

  • LBJ Student Center 4-7.1
    512.245.4245
    BobcatBuild@txstate.edu

    Bobcat Build is a chartered student organization of Student Involvement. The mission of Bobcat Build is to create a Texas State tradition of pride through a day of service projects that builds awareness, tradition, and community. Bobcat Build was started in 2003 as a way to say "thank You" to San Marcos. It has now turned into the largest, one-day, student-led service project for Texas State University. Held each spring semester, Bobcat Build strengthens the bond between Texas State and the community of San Marcos.

    Bobcat Build officers are selected each April for a one-year term. Bobcat Build committee members are selected in the fall semester each year. Follow Bobcat Build on Instagram (@bobcatbuild) to see how you can participate!

  • LBJ Student Center 4-7.1
    512.245.3219

    Bobcat Welcome Week is Texas State University's welcome program for first-year students. Beginning with residence hall move-in, Bobcat Welcome Week provides first-year students with the opportunities to make friends, learn more about Texas State University, and prepare for the first week of classes! Bobcat Welcome Week's goal is to foster important connections between first-year Bobcats and the university community. Bobcat Welcome Week promotes building a supportive community for all students that will benefit them during and after their time at Texas State University through a variety of campus events that take place the week before classes start.

  • Student Recreation Center (SRC)
    Main Office 2nd Floor
    512.245.2392

    The Department of Campus Recreation offers an incredible array of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for the university community. Access to the Rec and use of the facility is included in student tuition and fees. Some programs charge a nominal fee for participation. Hours and additional information on all program areas are available on the website, and printed materials are located in campus recreation facilities and around campus. To stay updated on all of our events, follow us on Instagram, @txstrec!

    Aquatics and safety
    The program provides leisure swimming and lap swimming, free stroke clinics and swim lessons for all ages and abilities. We also offer American Red Cross certification courses such as CPR/AED, First Aid, Lifeguard Training, Instructor trainings, and more.

    Fitness and Wellness
    The Fitness and Wellness program offers a variety of services to help participants achieve a healthy lifestyle. Group exercise classes are offered every semester and include a variety of formats such as: Yoga, Cycle, TRX, HIIT, and Zumba. Participants may also choose to work out with a nationally certified personal trainer who will design an exercise program to meet client specific goals. Nutrition coaching is also available with our registered dietitians and dietetic interns to help students learn the best strategies to fuel their body. Don't miss our pop-events and specialty classes which are offered indoors and outdoors.

    Intramural Sports
    Intramural Sports are a campus tradition in which Texas State students compete against other Texas State students, offering competitive activities through tournaments, leagues and special events. Students compete in a wide variety of sports such as basketball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, sand volleyball, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, racquetball, dodgeball, and much more. Leagues are available for women, co-rec and men, with beginner and advanced skill-level divisions.

    Outdoor Recreation
    This program provides outdoor recreation resources and experiences to participants of every skill level. This includes guided adventures off-campus, access to a rental library full of camping equipment and watercraft, and the 54-foot tall towers of the Climbing Center.

    Headquartered in Sewell Park, the Outdoor Center provides quick and easy access for all of your San Marcos River experiences.  Students can also reserve lodging and day visits to University Camp: A 126-acre hideaway along the Blanco River, only 20 minutes away from campus. While at University Camp, students can develop team-building and communication skills through specialized activities led by the Team Building program. For more information, visit the Outdoor Center or call 512.245.2004.

    Sport Clubs
    Sport Clubs are registered student organizations assisted by the Department of Campus Recreation. Sport Clubs are open to all Texas State students who are motivated to compete against other collegiate Sport Clubs. The clubs promote and develop skills, engage in competition, encourage student leadership and enjoy the recreational and social fellowship of a specific sport. Generally, clubs are open to all registered Texas State students interested in a sport from novice to extremely skilled.

    Some of the 37 Sport Clubs include:

    • baseball (men's)
    • basketball (women's)
    • climbing
    • competitive cheer
    • cycling
    • equestrian
    • esports
    • fencing
    • golf
    • gymnastics
    • ice hockey (men's)
    • lacrosse (men’s and women’s)
    • paintball
    • powerlifting
    • quidditch
    • racquetball
    • rugby (men’s and women’s)
    • running
    • soccer (men’s and women’s)
    • swim
    • tennis
    • trap and skeet
    • triathlon 
    • ultimate disc (men’s and women’s)
    • volleyball (men’s and women’s)
    • water polo (men’s and women’s)
    • water ski
    • weightlifting
    • wrestling
  • LBJ Student Center 4-7.1
    512.245.1687
    catcamp@txstate.edu

    Cat Camp is an extended orientation program that prepares students for their first year by teaching Texas State history and traditions, creating connections between new and current students, and providing them with all the resources to be successful in their first year as a Bobcat. In three days, students are able to learn all the reasons to be proud to be a Bobcat and develop confidence in their ability to successfully transition into our community.

  • LBJ Student Center 4-14.1
    512.245.5646
    dos-fsl@txstate.edu
    Twitter: @TXSTFSL

    The Fraternity and Sorority Life staff provide advising, education, programming, support and administration for the activities of the four Fraternity & Sorority governing councils, which include the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the Panhellenic Council (PHC) and each of their member organizations. The Fraternity & Sorority Life Programming Board plans and executes educational programs and community events for fraternity and sorority members inclusive of all four Fraternity & Sorority governing councils. The Fraternity & Sorority Life Office serves as a liaison to Texas State and the surrounding community in affairs affecting the Texas State social Fraternity & Sorority letter community.

  • goldstarsociety@txstate.edu
    LBJ Student Center 5-9.1
    512.245.2124

    Originally founded as Student Foundation in 1978, Gold Star Society is Texas State's presidential ambassador organization. Gold Star Society members serve as official student representatives on behalf of the university and the University President at a variety of campus and community events. Gold Star Society members showcase the excellence of Texas State and are role models of professionalism, hospitality, character, and Bobcat pride. This prestigious organization provides opportunities for leadership development, meaningful campus involvement, and networking with university leadership, alumni, and other partners. Students interested in the organization should apply during the spring semester to serve a one-year term for the following academic year. 

  • LBJ Student Center 4-8.1
    512.245.5646
    ifc@txstate.edu
    Twitter: @txstifc

    The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body for fraternities in the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). Its responsibilities include providing recruitment resources that support year-round recruitment, operating a student judicial system for member fraternities and providing programming for the member chapters, which include:

    • Alpha Sigma Phi
    • Delta Sigma Phi
    • Kappa Sigma
    • Phi Delta Theta
    • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
    • Pi Kappa Alpha
    • Phi Kappa Sigma
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    • Sigma Chi
    • Sigma Nu
    • Theta Chi
  • 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
    512.245.9200

    The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is dedicated to inspiring research, innovation and leadership that ensures clean, abundant water for the environment and all humanity. Our headquarters are located at the headwaters of the San Marcos River, campus’ most beautiful natural feature, where hundreds of crystal-clear springs bubble up from the Edwards Aquifer to form Spring Lake. The springs feed the San Marcos River, which meanders through campus and San Marcos and provides a home to several endangered and threatened species. Archaeological research at the site shows that human habitation around the springs dates back to more than 12,000 years ago, making it one of the longest continuously inhabited sites in North America.

    Formerly a resort known as Aquarena Springs, the Meadows Center is a showcase for research, education, stewardship and environmental leadership projects. The center brings together departments and research centers to both engage in scholarly inquiry and provide practical science-based opportunities across Texas and around the world for faculty, staff, and students. 

    The center is open to the public seven days a week and features interpreter-led tours, a Discovery Hall with interactive exhibits and aquaria, and a floating wetlands boardwalk. We also offer a range of exciting educational experiences including snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and scuba diving. Drop by to take a tour on our famous glass-bottom boats for a close-up view of the crystal-clear San Marcos Springs or for a relaxing stroll on the boardwalk and grounds to see wildlife!

  • LBJ Student Center 4-8.1
    512.245.5646
    mgc@txstate.edu

    The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is the governing body for culturally based sororities and fraternities. The council serves as a coordinating body for all formal recruitment activities, social activities, workshops, seminars, and community service projects in which the following member fraternities and sororities are engaged:

    Sororities

    • Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
    • Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
    • Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority Inc.
    • Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc.
    • Lambda Delta Psi Sorority, Inc.

    Fraternities

    • Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.
    • Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc.
  • Music Building, Room 101
    512.245.2651
    music@txstate.edu

    The School of Music offers many opportunities for students to continue their interests and participation in music. All students are encouraged to become a part of the Texas State bands, choirs, jazz bands, Latin music ensembles, opera, symphony orchestra and various other ensembles. Some ensembles require an audition; information on auditions can be found on the Ensembles website.

    Band Area

    Texas State has five band ensembles open to all university majors.

    Concert Ensembles

    • The Wind Symphony is an auditioned group that consists of the top wind and percussion musicians in the university, regardless of major. The ensemble performs the finest repertoire written for wind band, collaborates with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and composers, and makes appearances across the United States. They have been featured in concert at the National Conference of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) in Tempe, Arizona and Seattle, Washington; at regional conferences of the CBDNA in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Kansas City, Missouri, and Houston, Texas; and at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio.
    • The Symphonic Winds presents several concerts each semester, performing traditional and contemporary band literature and collaborating with guest artists. Placement in the ensemble is open to all majors through audition.
    • The Concert Band presents several concerts each semester and is open to all university students. Non-music majors do not have to audition to be a member of this ensemble; music majors are placed in the ensemble by audition.

    Athletic Bands

    • The Bobcat Marching Band (BMB) is the largest spirit organization on campus. They perform high-energy, entertaining shows at all home football games, often one out-of-town game, and in exhibition performances at various festivals in the region. In recent years, the BMB has performed at two NFL games as the half-time entertainment, at several BOA Super Regional competitions in the Alamodome, at the Fiesta Flambeau parade in San Antonio, and at the Formula 1 races in Austin. The BMB has been selected for video presentation at the College Band Directors National Association National Conference in 2007, 2011, 2013, and 2019. Each student in the BMB receives a scholarship of at least $800.
    • The Bobcat Basketball Band (B3) meets in the spring semester and performs at all women’s and men’s home games and travels with the team(s) to post-season tournaments. Some members of B3 receive scholarships for their participation.

    All students, regardless of major, are invited and encouraged to participate in these ensembles. For more information, visit the Texas State University Bands website.

    Choral Area

    Texas State has six choral ensembles open to all university majors:

    • Texas State Chorale 
    • University Singers
    • Aurora Voce (a select treble choir)
    • Treble Voice Choir
    • Men’s Choir 
    • VocaLibre

    Incoming freshmen and transfer music majors will audition for choral ensemble placement during the Voice Area Orientation Meeting, generally the Saturday before the first-class day in August. Auditions for returning music majors and all non-majors are held during the first two class days of the fall and spring semesters. All students, faculty, and staff at Texas State University are welcome in the choral department.

    Auditions include vocalization to determine range and tessitura, pitch matching exercises, and sight-reading. A prepared piece is not required. Students will be placed in the ensemble that best suits their musical and vocal development, as well as experience level. For additional information regarding the choral area, including auditions, visit the Choral Department website.

    Jazz Area

    Texas State has three jazz ensembles and multiple jazz combos open to all university majors:

    • Jazz Ensemble
    • Jazz Orchestra
    • Jazz Lab Band
    • Jazz Combos

    An audition is required for placement into all ensembles/combos; audition information can be found on the Jazz Studies website.

    Texas State hosts the annual Hill Country Jazz Festival, and the ensembles regularly participate in state, national and international festivals and competitions. In addition, the jazz area brings in nationally recognized artists to give master classes and performances with the ensembles. Past guest artists have included The Count Basie Orchestra, Bob Mintzer, Clark Terry, Peter Erskine, Rufus Reid, Bobby Shew, John Fedchock, Randy Brecker, Marvin Stamm and many more. In February 2020, the Jazz Ensemble performance and were awarded top honors at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival.

    Latin Music Ensembles

    Texas State has four Latin music ensembles open to all university majors:

    • Mariachi Nueva Generación
    • Mariachi Lince de Oro
    • Salsa del Rio
    • Orquesta del Rio

    Audition information can be found on the Latin Music Studies website. These groups have outstanding reputations and have represented Texas State at the national and international levels.

    The mariachi ensembles appear regularly at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in San Antonio, and Mariachi Nueva Generación has taken first place many times. Texas State has also had three vocalists who have won the Best in the U.S. Solo vocalist title, as well as first-, second- and third-place trophies. The mariachi program hosts the annual Feria del Mariachi, at which it presents a lifetime achievement award, Voz de Oro, to an internationally acclaimed artist who has contributed greatly to the art of mariachi music. Recipients include Pedro Fernández, Angeles Ochoa, José Hernández and more.

    The salsa area hosts Salsa Nights once a month at various locations in San Marcos. In addition, Salsa del Rio was awarded a DownBeat award for its 2006 CD, Lloraras y Lloraras. The group has also received four Premios a la Música Latina Best Salsa Group awards for its outstanding work. The salsa program hosts an annual Salsa Tribute Concert where they honor the life and music of one of the legends of salsa music. Past festivals have paid tribute to Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Larry Harlow and Oscar Hernandez.

    Opera Ensembles

    Texas State Opera is a national award-winning program that has three distinct opera ensembles, all of which are open to all interested students, regardless of major. All of the ensembles require an audition. 

    • Opera Workshop helps establish, fortify and apply basic concepts of combining singing with acting for the young singer interested in the musical stage. This course helps create a strong and emotionally involved performance of opera arias and smaller operatic scenes through the use of improvisation, character and dramatic score analysis, movement, and acting techniiques. Students enrolled in this class will be considered for roles in the mainstage opera production.
    • Texas State Opera Theatre is open to students who have completed Opera Workshop. This second stage in learning the craft of opera will strengthen intermediate and advanced acting and character techniques. While many of the major operatic roles for the mainstage opera productions are cast from this class, the literature for this course will be arias and major scenes from opera other than the mainstage productions. 
    • Texas State Opera Production is for students cast into roles for the performances of the mainstage opera productions. The ensemble helps the stage performers learn and strengthen acting and character techniques, working hand-in-hand with the Texas State Symphony Orchestra in actual operatic performance. All students who are cast in the mainstage opera production must register for the Opera Production course.

    Through the three ensembles, students will learn the skills required to be a part of today’s musical stage. Past major productions include The Magic Flute (Mozart), The Turn of the Screw (Britten), The Student Prince (Romberg), The Face on the Barroom Floor (Mollicone), Candide (Bernstein), Street Scene (Weill), Don Giovanni (Mozart), Hänsel and Gretel (Humperdinck), Dialogues of the Carmelites (Poulenc), Speed Dating Tonight (Ching/Anthony), Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), HMS Pinafore (Sullivan), Lady Bird (Mallicone) and The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart).

    For more information, visit the Texas State Opera website.

    Orchestral Ensembles

    The Texas State Symphony Orchestra (TXSTSO) provides the finest musical and educational opportunities for those qualified individuals interested in studying and performing a wide variety of orchestral music. The TXSTSO performs five to seven concerts annually and presents programs featuring all facets of the symphonic repertoire, and frequently collaborates with the Texas State choirs, Texas State opera, and Texas State dance department. Additionally, the TXSTSO works with internationally renowned visiting guest artists, conductors, and faculty soloists. The TXSTSO is open by audition to all Texas State students and although composed primarily of music majors, non-majors are encouraged to audition/participate and to study privately from a string faculty member on a space-available basis. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester (late August and mid-January) for both entrance and seating.

    In recent years, the orchestra has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, the American String Teachers Convention, the White House Christmas celebration, and has toured Europe, performing in Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and Hungary.

    Performance grants are available by audition and depend on the needs of the orchestra and available funds.

    For more information visit the Orchestra website.

    Other Ensembles

    • Steel Band – A performing percussion ensemble specializing in Caribbean steel drum music open to all Texas State students regardless of major.
  • LBJ Student Center 4-8.1
    512.245.5646
    nphc@txstate.edu
    Twitter: @TXStateNPHC

    The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) at Texas State is the chief governing body for all historically African-American sororities and fraternities that are affiliated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. The council serves as a coordinating body for all social activities, workshops, seminars, community service projects, as well as operating the student judicial board for the following member sororities and fraternities:

    Sororities

    • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
    • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

    Fraternities

    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
    • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
    • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
    • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • LBJ Student Center 4-3.1
    512.245.4923
    ntso@txstate.edu

    Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO) addresses the needs of students with additional life experiences. Examples include but are not limited to being a commuter student, a transfer student, being married, a parent, a veteran/member of the military, international student, graduate student, or returning to college after several years away. The organization imbues a sense of community, provides a support network, learning atmosphere and social activities, as well as the opportunity for non-traditional students to integrate into campus life. NTSO sponsors events throughout the year, including the signature recognition event for graduating seniors at the end of each semester. Members are eligible each semester to apply for an endowed scholarship that NTSO manages. Membership dues are $15 each semester help defray the cost of programs and services.

  • LBJ Student Center 4-8.1
    512.245.5646
    panhellenic@txstate.edu
    Twitter: @TXStatePanhell

    The Panhellenic Council is the chief governing body for sororities affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). It serves as chief coordinator and sponsor of most Panhellenic campus programs and recruitment activities, promoting cooperation among its member sororities, which include:

    • Alpha Delta Pi 
    • Alpha Gamma Delta
    • Alpha Xi Delta 
    • Chi Omega 
    • Delta Gamma 
    • Delta Zeta 
    • Gamma Phi Beta
    • Zeta Tau Alpha 
  • DHRL, Suite 303
    512.245.RHA1 (7421)
    RHA@txstate.edu

    The Residence Hall Association (RHA) provides a voice for residence hall students and is the umbrella organization for all the individual hall councils. Each residence hall has a council that organizes and coordinates programs to improve the social, cultural, recreational and intellectual atmosphere. The residence hall councils and RHA address issues that surface regarding living conditions in the halls, as well as provide leadership development opportunities.

  • While at Texas State, take the time to explore the City of San Marcos and all that it offers - from food and shopping to the incredible natural areas for hiking, floating, and exploring!

  • Darren B. Casey Athletic Administration Complex
    512.245.6759
    spiritprogram@txstate.edu
    Facebook: /TXSTCHEER
    Twitter: @txstcheer

    The Texas State Spirit Program (cheerleaders and mascots) serves as an ambassador for the university and is at the forefront of spirit building, particularly at Bobcat athletic events. Selected members from the all-women, coed and mascot squads often get the opportunity to represent Texas State beyond the borders of San Marcos by traveling to away athletic events or providing spirit at university-sponsored functions.

    The spirit program competes in the Universal Cheerleading Association’s College Cheerleading National Championships every January at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The program won the 2000, 2003 and 2006 All-Women National Championships and the 2006 United Spirit Association College Mascot National Championship in Las Vegas. The All-Girl team also took Gold at the 2015 and 2016 World University Championships in the All-Girl College Division.

  • Strutters’ Gallery, Bobcat Stadium
    512.245.2600
    sf1283@txstate.edu

    The Strutters, the first precision dance team formed at a four-year university, has performed in 26 countries on four continents since its inception in 1960. Today, it is the largest group of its kind in the country.

    The Strutters were the first U.S. dance team to perform in the People’s Republic of China. Other highlights include presidential inaugural parades, numerous NFL and NBA halftime performances, the nationally televised Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a national television commercial for Coca-Cola and appearances in several movies. The Strutters also represented Texas State and San Marcos on the NBC program “America’s Got Talent,” outperforming hundreds of acts to reach the live semifinal round of the competition.

    The Strutters have incorporated a Division I-style Pom Squad that performs on the sidelines of football and basketball games.

    The Strutters Holiday Spectacular and Strutters Spring Spectacular showcase the teams’ talents in all styles of dance. The organization takes pride in helping young women develop communication skills, character and confidence. 

    In 1998, Strutters Always became the organization’s official alumni chapter. Goals of Strutters Always include communicating with alumni and friends and supporting the Strutters. The board of directors assists with alumni reunions and Strutters special events.

  • LBJ Student Center 4-4.1
    512.245.8263
    saca@txstate.edu

    SACA is a student-run, university-funded organization committed to creating an exciting campus life for all to enjoy. We are the primary source for free, fun, and high-quality entertainment on campus for the entire student body. We are most known for signature events like Grocery Bingo, Tunes at Noon, WTFloat, Homecoming, and Gaillardia Fest. There are even off-campus excursions through our SACA-Ventures programs. We strive to provide fun and diverse programs that encourage campus engagement and building community among students. You can hang out at one of our events with friends or use them to make connections with other Bobcats on campus. Joining as a member or serving on our Executive Board also opens the door to opportunities for involvement, connection, and development through your college journey. Keep an eye on our social media (@sacatxst) and website for all of our latest updates.

    SACA events on campus are free of charge and open to all students, staff and faculty. We also offer off-campus excursions throughout the year into the San Marcos and surrounding communities for a discounted rate.

  • LBJ Student Center 4-5.1
    512.245.1274
    studentgov@txstate.edu
    Twitter: @txstSG

    Student Government is the voice of Texas State students. It is a governing and advocacy body that answers to the student body at large. Student Government members work closely with faculty, administrators, city leaders, state officials and the Board of Regents to advance the collective cause of Texas State students. Student Government is “students serving students.” Meeting times are 7 p.m. on Mondays during fall and spring semesters in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater.

  • LBJ Student Center 4-11.1
    512.245.3219

    The Department of Student Involvement & Engagement recognizes the impact of campus involvement and engagement on student success and persistence. Student Involvement & Engagement is committed to enriching Bobcats through leadership, service, student organizations, and activities. The department, which includes the Student Involvement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Leadership and Service areas, contributes to the out-of-class experiences of learning, serving, and leading and the staff provides advising, training, workshops, program planning assistance, and other resources. The organizations below sponsored by the department:

    Student Involvement and Engagement also advises the Texas State Student Government.

    The following resources are provided for students and student organizations:

    • Leadership skills development and programming
    • Programs and services for over 350 registered student organizations 
    • Resources and support for the faculty/staff advisors for student organizations
    • Reserving space in the Quad, LBJSC Mall, and Bobcat Trail
    • Approval for posting on campus
  • Much of the publicity that student activities and student organizations receive is the result of Texas State’s active on-campus, nationally acclaimed student media. Students have a variety of opportunities to serve on a campus publication or broadcast station and receive academic credit. For more information on Student Media and Organizations in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, please call 512.245.2656.

    The University Star

    Trinity Building
    512.245.3487
    Twitter: @UniversityStar

    The University Star is the award-winning, official student media organization with a website, e-newsletter, social media and a printed newspaper published every Tuesday during the long semesters. The University Star prints several special issues during the year, including orientation and back-to-school editions.

    Founded in 1911, the University Star provides campus, community, state, national and international news, opinion, sports, entertainment and features, as well as advertisements of interest to the college community. The newspaper is distributed at 70 locations on campus and 20 locations off campus.

    Students from all disciplines are encouraged to work for the University Star.

    Star alumni work in every major market in the United States. Visit the website for current and previous issues.

    KTSW 89.9

    Trinity Building
    512.245.5839
    ktswmanager@txstate.edu
    Twitter: @KTSW_899

    KTSW 89.9, Texas State’s student-run radio station, broadcasts 24/7, with 16,000 watts of power. The KTSW signal covers a large portion of the Austin-San Antonio corridor, reaching from south Austin to central San Antonio, to beyond Lockhart and Boerne.

    KTSW programming includes indie, hip-hop, local music and more, specialty music programs, morning and afternoon drive-time shows, live broadcasts of campus activities, talk shows, news, and public service & syndicated programs, as well as Bobcat football, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball and soccer. KTSW offers promotional services to campus and community nonprofit organizations at no charge.

    KTSW provides learning opportunities for all Texas State students in the areas of music programming, sports broadcasting, social media, podcast production, radio station promotions, website development, graphic design, broadcast media sales, blogging, live sound tech/recording, multimedia production, news writing and reporting, community relations development, web content management, office management, program direction and station management.

    All staff members are Texas State students. Participation is open to any qualified Texas State student from any major. Staff appointments for summer and fall are made late in the spring and spring staff appointments are selected in the late fall. Contact KTSW 89.9 for application information.

  • Sessom Drive and Academy Street
    512.245.2940
    Current student ID required for entrance.
    Parking available in the Speck Garage

    The Student Recreation Center (aka The Rec or SRC) was designed specifically for students! This massive facility provides students easy access to quality, contemporary and modern equipment. Our vision is to inspire Bobcats to be their best and create lasting memories.

    The Rec features:

    • Basketball courts
    • Boxing studio
    • Cardio area
    • Changing rooms with showers & lockers
    • Climbing wall
    • Functional training space
    • Golf simulator
    • Indoor track
    • Multipurpose rooms
    • Swimming pools
    • Racquetball courts
    • Shake Smart
    • Volleyball courts
    • Weight room

    Disc Golf Course

    Mostly hilly terrain, basket targets, mix of open and wooded spaces.

    Fields

    Bobcat Village fields - Two skinned infields located at Aquarena Springs Dr. and Post Rd. across from Bobcat Stadium.

    Intramural "IM" fields - One grass infield and one skinned infield located near the University Events Center at Aquarena Springs Dr. and Charles Austin Dr.

    Spring Lake fields - Two ballfields located at Post Rd. and Bert Brown St.

    Tennis court field - One open space located at E. Sessom Dr. and Peques St.

    West Campus field - One ballfield with a cinder track located at Academy St. and Speck St.

    Natatorium

    Located in the Student Recreation Center
    512.245.8454
    recaquatics@txstate.edu
    recsafety@txstate.edu

    The Student Recreation Center’s Natatorium features two pools; one is a lap lane pool, and the second is a leisure pool. The lap lane pool features six lanes, each 25 yards in length, and a depth ranging from four to nine feet. The leisure pool features warmer water, benches for lounging and areas for playing water basketball and volleyball. An array of classes is offered including CPR/AED classes, lifeguard training, instructor-level classes, and swim lessons.

    Sewell Park

    University Drive and San Marcos River
    Outdoor Center
    512.245.2004

    Sewell Park is the university’s six-acre riverside park along the banks of the San Marcos River near its headwaters in Spring Lake. The park is open to students, faculty and staff for sand volleyball, outdoor basketball, swimming, snorkeling, paddling, picnics or just catching some rays on the grassy banks of the river.

    Shake Smart

    Located in the Student Recreation Center

    Your one-stop destination for post-gym fuel, offering freshly blended protein shakes, organic acai bowls, and all-natural sandwiches. Shake Smart is a fast and convenient way to fuel your lifestyle.

    University Camp

    512.245.2004

    The 126-acre University Camp, located near Wimberley on the Blanco River, features nine campsites, four day-use areas, two lodges, four miles of trails, picnic areas, and is home to the Team Building program challenge course. All visits to University Camp are by reservation only. Kayaks and mountain bikes are available for rent & firewood is sold onsite. The Blanco River is a beautiful and secluded spot for swimming, wading, kayaking, fishing and sunbathing. For more information and to make your reservation today, visit the University Camp website or call 512.245.2004.

  • Alumni and Future Student Welcome Center
    LBJ Student Center, 3-20.0
    512.245.8871
    univambassadors@txstate.edu

    University Ambassadors is a chartered, volunteer organization that supports the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in the recruitment of a talented and diverse student population.

    The University Ambassadors serve to develop pride and support for Texas State University by engaging with future, current, and former Bobcats. Ambassadors host thousands of prospective high school and transfer students, their families and visitors during events such as Bobcat Days, large group visits and Academic Visit Days. Ambassadors value leadership, pride, education and engagement, and cultivate these skills by assisting with events and activities throughout the year.

    Membership is restricted to students who successfully complete a competitive selection process. Anyone interested in becoming an Ambassador should contact the organization for an application or visit the website at the beginning of each semester for information on deadlines and interviews.

  • LBJ Student Center 4-13.3
    512.245.2278 

    The Veterans Alliance of Texas State University (VATS) was established in 2008 and chartered in 2013 as a support organization for student veterans at Texas State University. VATS is made up of US military veterans and military-connected students with the mission of assisting our military members with the transition from service to student.

    VATS provide an extensive social and professional network in addition to connecting other veterans with the various resources available to them. VATS hosts the Annual Golf Tournament, Coffee Breaks, Game Day Socials, Veteran Outreach Days in Quad and Wounded Warrior Project. All student veterans are encouraged to join.