WE EMBRACE, ENGLIGHTEN,
ENCOURAGE, AND EMPOWER.
The Center for Student Empowerment (CSE) provides opportunities for the university's diverse student population by preventing minor obstacles from becoming major setbacks to degree achievement. The services that CSE offers have been strategically chosen to develop CSE students into well-trained career professionals.
First Generation Week is happening November 7-12, 2022. The Center for Student Empowerment is celebrating the 43% of UH students who are first generation.
Looking for ways to fund your education? If you can demonstrate academic excellence and leadership, you may qualify for a UH scholarship at the University of Houston.
Diamond Family Scholars Program
This scholarship was created to improve the success rates for students who were previously in the foster care system by providing funds to cover room and board, as well as books and other supplies.
CSE Sysco Meal Plan Scholarship
This grant opportunity is designed to support our CSE members who may be affected by food insecurity while attending the University of Houston. It has been made possible from a generous partnership with Sysco and the Center for Student Empowerment.
This award is designed to improve the retention rate of the University of Houston and increase the number of successful UH graduates by alleviating some of the financial burdens of college and enable active CSE students to concentrate on their studies.
This award is designed to improve the retention rate of the University of Houston and increase the number of successful UH graduates by acknowledging the academic achievement of active CSE students that have persevered in their academic studies while developing as a leader.
The Center for Student Empowerment offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of its diverse members.
Alonzo Cantu Scholars
The Alonzo Cantu Scholarship is for incoming freshmen at the University of Houston who graduated from any high school in Hidalgo County, Texas.
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 seeks to expand opportunities for DACA and undocumented students by providing support needed to achieve social and economic mobility.
Diamond Family Scholars Program
The Diamond Family Scholars Program is a comprehensive program designed to support students who have experienced time in foster care with navigating opportunities and maximizing resources while they pursue a Tier One education at UH.
Las Comadres College Mentoring Program
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.
G-Force Work-Study Program
The G-Force Work-Study Mentorship Program seeks to hire college students to serve as mentors to assist students through outreach, mentoring, and tutoring activities. Mentors promote higher education to local area high school students as well as help with retention for current college students.
All students are welcome to receive the benefits and services of our program. To join the Center for Student Empowerment, a student must complete the application and schedule a meeting with CSE staff, where they will share their academic goals and explore ways that CSE can be an advocate for their success at the University of Houston.
Meet our Staff
Dr. Raven Jones
Phone & Email
Student Service Center 1
Building 524 Room 302
Houston TX, 77204-3017
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm