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University of Houston

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
4800 Calhoun Rd
Houston, Texas 77004
Phone
(713) 743-2255
Email address
admissions@uh.edu
School Information
"Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting-edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education studies. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, alumni who have become international leaders and one of the most diverse student populations in the nation." The university enrolls over 47,000 students, employs over 2,600 faculty, and offers over 250 undergraduate minors, 108 master's degrees, and 50 doctorate/professional degrees. (Source: https://www.uh.edu/about/)
General Information
In response to this summer's events, the University of Houston launched a "University-wide group" to assess the "state of racism in the Houston community". No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Program and Research Funding
  • A new Anti-Racist Fellowship Program was created by an alum of University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.
Resources
  • On May 11-12th, 2022, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is hosting a workshop on theories and histories of racial capitalism.
  • The George Floyd Memorial Lecture will be presented on May 12, 2022 with Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore.
  • The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at University of Houston has a number of programs, organizations, self learning resources, and services to promote racial equity and social justice.
  • On November 8, 2021, the university hosted a workshop on Race and Racism to “explore the concept of being anti-racist.”
  • On February 25-26, 2022, in collaboration with Georgetown University Law Center and with Free Press’ Media 2070 project, the University of Houston Law Center hosted a colloquium on race, racism, and contemporary racial discrimination with a call for media to repair the harm caused to the Black community and perform an equity audit.
  • On February 2, 2022, UH Law Center held a “virtual CLE seminar and discussed critical race theory,” and discussed the idea of racial equity.
Symbolic Actions
  • The university will be "Empowering a University-wide group of faculty, staff, students and alumni to assess the state of racism in the Houston community and what the University of Houston can do to combat it. The group will be charged with asking the right questions, facilitating meaningful dialogue and generating actionable ideas for us to be part of the solution to bring about change."
  • On July 6, 2021, the university released its Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee Progress Report which highlighted the progress over the past year as well as further recommendations and future steps toward racial justice and equity.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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