SFA is on a 419-acre campus in a small town setting in Nacogdoches, Texas. There are many activities and organizations for SFA students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
SFA also has fraternities and sororities.
SFA has a thriving Residence Hall Association. In fact, more students participate in Residence Hall Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at SFA include Baptist Student Ministries, Greek Life, Student Activities Association and Student Government Association.
SFA students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Spring Fest and Jacks Back Welcome Week.
SFA offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most SFA students live off campus. In 2021, 30% of undergrads at SFA lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70% of students lived off-campus or commuted to SFA. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
SFA offers coed housing.
At SFA there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at SFA:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Basketball||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Tennis||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Stephen F. Austin State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The SFA campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
SFA offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit SFA, take Interstate 59 to Nacogdoches, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Gregg County airport.
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