Ultimate Bearkat Society

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About the Ultimate Bearkat Society

The Ultimate Bearkat (UB) Society is a community of students who have completed all of the requirements listed in the Ultimate Bearkat Path on their individualized OrgLINK profiles.

The UB path gathers all the meaningful events and programs that SHSU hosts and other important experiences that are part of a college student's journey. These events and experiences are compiled in one place for ease of access and tracking. Completing the Path to become the Ultimate Bearkat will give you lifelong skills and make your time at SHSU so much more than just going to class. UB Society will set you on your way to successfully completing your college journey and become part of the next generation of leaders. 

Click here to learn how to upload your experiences.


Collegiate experiences fall under one of the following categories:

  • Career Ready
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Ethics
  • Spirit/Traditions
  • Teamwork
  • Wellness

The Capstone

After completing 75% of the Path, you should begin your capstone experience. This final experience serves as the culminating project and demonstration of your co-curricular journey through the Path. You will be required to create and submit an online e-Portfolio that is completely unique to you for this final portion of the Path. 

The capstone and entire Path must be completed by the dates listed below to be inducted during the corresponding semester:

  • Fall Semester - October 31st 
  • Spring/Summer Semester - March 31st

Click here for more information about the capstone experience.

Completing the Path

Once you have completed all the requirements, you will be eligible for induction into the Ultimate Bearkat Society as a member. During the ceremony, inductees will receive a medal to wear at graduation, symbolizing that they have become the Ultimate Bearkat. 

If you cannot complete the path by March 31st and you are graduating in August, please contact Leadership Initiatives for a modified due date and information on how to receive your medal, as a ceremony will not occur in the summer.

Upcoming Induction Dates

Fall Inductees - Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Spring Inductees - Thursday, May 2, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Register for an informational session on  August 27, 2024

Register for an informational session on  August 28, 2024

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Need More Information?

Department of Student Involvement

(936) 294-3000