Sterling Student Life Center

 Ariel view of the inside of the T S U student center

Ernest S. Sterling Student Life Center (SSLC)

The SSLC is the epicenter of campus life here at TSU. Students from all over the university converge on this part of campus to engage in the unique social, cultural ( And yes, even educational!) activities at one of Texas’s premiere HBCUs. Located on the famous Tiger Walk, the Student Center is home to the Student Government Association (SGA), University Program Council (UPC), Herald Newspaper, Tiger Yearbook, Office of Campus Organizations, TSU Cheerleaders, and Student Activities administrative offices.

Student Life Center staff and students know that the events/programs sponsored under the auspices of Student Activities give students the opportunity to implement their ideas in a creative, practical, learning environment.

On any given day, students can be found socializing with classmates, fraternity brothers/sorority sisters, or just plain old friends in the lobby, game room, or in front of the SSLC building. Student organizations sponsor events in the Student Center that range from educational seminars to autograph signings of up and coming Hip Hop and R&B artists.

Also located in the Student Life Center are the Sodexho Food Services, Folette Bookstore, the Copy Center as well as Barber & Beauty Services. In addition to student and university functions, the Student Center provides meeting, event, and conference spaces at competitive prices to the public and private entities.

TSU’s Student Activities department maintains membership in the American College Union International (ACUI) and National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) professional associations.

Barber/Beauty Shop

Open daily the Barber/Beauty Shop offers a full line of hair maintenance services to students, faculty, staff administration and is also open to the general public. Located on the First Floor of the Student Center.

Game Room

This spacious recreation area, located on the second floor, sports a 6-lane bowling alley (currently under construction), video arcade and special tournaments. Table top games such as checkers, chess, cards, and dominoes are also available. Bowling, billiard leagues, and special events as well as tournaments and instructional programs are held throughout the academic year. These amenities are available at reasonable rates to students from 10am-6pm on weekdays, and for private use by student organizations and outside entities. For more information on the game room, call (713) 313-1975.

Copy Center

Located on the second floor of the Sterling Student Life Center, the Copy Center is a subcontractor of Texas Southern University available to provide mass copying services to all university departments. The area processes bulk copy orders for university departments and staff for set fees. Individual coin-operated machines are available for individual uses. For more information on the Copy Center, call (713) 313-7440.
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