Pillar Programs

The Urban Experience Program offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of its diverse members.

BEST Program
The Black Excellence Scholars Training Program (BEST) seeks to provide academic support and professional development to African American students across all majors and empower them with the necessary tools and resources for success.

DREAM Scholars
DREAM Scholars seeks to expand opportunities for DACA and undocumented students by providing support needed to achieve social and economic mobility.

Financial Empowerment Series
The Financial Empowerment Series consists of a series of workshops that provide UEP students and the UH community with financial teaching, resources, and tools to be fiscally responsible and astute.

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program
Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program seeks to increase student retention and graduation rates for first-generation students by awarding individual scholarships to 40 full-time undergraduate students who are the first in their families to attend college.

Student Assistance Network
Student Assistance Network engages all members of the UH community and discusses current assistance related programs on campus in an effort to help advance our food and housing insecurity campaigns.

Fostering Success Initiative
The Fostering Success Initiative (FSI) seeks to provide educational equality and self-determing assistive resources to varying student members.

Las Comadres
Las Comadres is a mentoring program focused on supporting first generation Latina students by offering culturally relevant conversations and connections with current UH Latina faculty and staff.

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP)
NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) seeks to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority background; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ.

Student Mentoring
Student Mentoring Program is a collaborative effort between the Urban Experience Program and Registored Student Organization (RSO)- Rock the Experience. The program pairs third and fourth year students with first and second year students to share their strategies for navigating college succesfully.

High School Outreach
The 3 day immersion summer bridge program serves students transitioning from high school to college with integrated curriculum focused on breaking down the barriers to success that students face in their first year of college.

Teach Forward Houston (TFH)
Teach Forward Houston (TFH) is a ground-breaking fellowship developed in partnership between the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and the University of Houston to ensure our city’s schools are staffed with highly effective teachers committed to improving their community through education.