Cougars in the Community

Community photo1 million - Number of volunteer and internship hours that UH students contribute annually.

600+ -Number of community service and outreach projects sponsored by the four UH System universities.

30,000 - Number of patients that are served annually through UH College of Optometry clinics.


1,600+ - Number of Louisiana students admitted to UH following Hurricane Katrina. UH hosted Loyola University's administration and law school, provided vision care for 2,800 evacuees in Houston shelters; and, following the Indian Ocean Tsunami, designed new shelters for survivors in Thailand.

 200+ - The number of Summer Camp programs for children offered by the UH System each summer, ranging from science and engineering to theater.

1,600 - Number of UH volunteers who offered assistance with POD sites after Hurricane Ike.