The average student at Sam Houston State is very easygoing and laid-back, which may be attributed to the slow-moving, not-in-a-hurry, small-town feel here. Students are usually dressed casually, even when going out or at other seemingly dressy occasions. This seems to make it easier to talk to members of the opposite sex because everyone looks approachable and personable.
Although there is so much diversity on campus, students are able to come together and relate to one another because they are all members of the Sam Houston community. The girl-to-guy ratio is pretty even, with ladies outnumbering guys three to two. This doesn’t affect the dating scene, as many students, both guys and girls, casually date on campus. The types of relationships on campus range from casual dating to serious relationships, but either way, guys and girls at SHSU like to have fun. While some students are more reserved, most tend to date and hook up often at SHSU. There are plenty of places both on and off campus for guys and girls to mingle and socialize.