Stephen F. Austin State University

Resources & Services

Ralph W. Steen Library

In addition to traditional services, the library provides a major microlab, the Library Information and Networking Center (LINC), where students can access the Internet and search the electronic catalog, and the East Texas Research Center (ETRC), which collects and preserves original and important source materials relating to the culture, economic development, and history of East Texas. The librarians also serve as excellent resources for students conducting research.

Computer Facilities

There are a number of campus computer labs available for student use. The library and other locations on campus are equipped with wireless Internet.

Health Services - Insurance

The Student Health Clinic offers education and many health care services to students. There is no on-campus pharmacy where students may have prescriptions filled. Students may purchase optional health insurance at competitive rates through the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Program. There are two local facilities offering emergency room service: Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and Nacogdoches Medical Center. The Health Center does not provide obstetrical care, x-rays, dental work, physical therapy, eye exams, or surgery.

Student Activities Association (SAA)

The SAA strives to provide an educational and recreational experience outside the classroom through programs that culturally enlighten, intellectually stimulate and entertain the university community. The SAA produces more than 100 events each year ranging from concerts and comedians to game shows and lectures.


The university bookstore, owned and operated by Barnes & Noble, is located on the first floor of the University Center and serves the entire campus community. The store sells texts, general educational books and materials, magazines, clothing, cards, stationery, gifts and other items. Caps and gowns for graduation ceremonies may be ordered through the bookstore.

International Studies and Programs

The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) offers international students three different options for pursuing studies at SFA: 1) English as a second language (ESL), 2) study abroad, 3) full SFA admission.

Center for Career and Professional Development

The Center for Career and Professional Development assists students in job searches, coordinates corporate visits to campus, holds workshops and seminars, provides résumé advice, maintains folders of essential documentation such as letters of recommendation, and processes thousands of requests by prospective candidates and employers.

Counseling Services

The Counseling Center is staffed with professional counselors who help students deal with both personal and psychological problems, including eating disorders and alcohol or other drug abuse. It can be of assistance to international or non-traditional students in making the transition to campus life. Additionally, the faculty and graduate students of the Department of Psychology staff a clinic that provides some assessment and therapy programs for accepted clients as well as initial preprofessional training for advanced students.

University Police Department

In addition to 24-hour police service, including 911 emergency response, the University Police Department offers crime-prevention programs, regulates campus parking, and provides safe-passage escorts and provides vehicle assistance (i.e., dead batteries, keys locked inside).