Our Roots Run Deep
The University of Houston has over 600 ongoing community initiatives, resulting in over 1,000,000 hours volunteered annually by UH students. This isn’t a new statistic or trend; for nearly a century, the Cougar community has built a culture of hometown pride, driven by the desire to leave a lasting, positive impact.
In our ongoing effort to tell the story of the University—to highlight student successes and grow community—UH Social Media integrated the collective passion for giving back with an interactive UH1UP social gamification challenge.
The challenge provided an interactive digital platform for students to engage directly with UH leadership, while exploring the campus and documenting their own personal connection to our community.
In partnership with the UH Metropolitan Volunteer Program, these images capture the way Coogs are building a better future. Activities include cleaning up the coastline in Galveston, preparing meals at the Houston Food Bank, planting a greener scene both-on and off-campus, caring for animals and improving the quality of life for our community members most in need.
Cougar pride runs deep; UH is proud to be a part of the fabric of our ever-evolving community.