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University of Houston

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
4800 Calhoun Rd
Houston, Texas 77004
(713) 743-2255
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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:
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

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Moores School of Music at UH has implemented several antiracism initiatives, including "[t]raining for faculty and staff to address issues of diversity and inclusion."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • As part of its antiracism initiatives, UH's Moores School of Music states that it is "committed to identifying inclusive pedagogy and academic curriculum."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • On March 3, 2023, UH reported that it would "discontinue using diversity, equity and inclusion statements [as] factors in hiring and promoting employees." This decision came after Governor Abbot "told state agencies last month to stop considering diversity when hiring."
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • In 2020, student athletes led an anti-racism protest across campus while wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts. One of the protest leaders stated, "'We’re here to promote the fact that our school, the University of Houston, will not tolerate any racism, hatred or bigotry of any kind'."
Program and Research Funding
  • A new Anti-Racist Fellowship Program was created by an alum of University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.
  • The Center for Student Empowerment at UH "provides opportunities for the university's diverse student population by preventing minor obstacles from becoming major setbacks to degree achievement." The center provides a variety of scholarship and mentoring programs to achieve its goals.
  • 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.”
  • UH's Health Profession Advising webpage provides resources for underrepresented minorities and states, "we recognize that many students face additional challenges as applicants due to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or citizenship status."
  • Due to Texas restrictions on the creation of Diversity Offices state-wide in public universities, the Division of Student Affairs states the following: "We understand you were looking for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion or the LGBTQ Resource Center. These two centers have been closed effective August 31, 2023."
  • UH Libraries provide a variety of arts and antiracism resources which include videos titled "Music Theory and White Supremacy" and "How to be an Antiracist" featuring author Ibram X. Kendi.
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 March 1st, 2024
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