University of Houston Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement
The University of Houston embraces diversity and recognizes our responsibility to foster an open, welcoming environment where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can collaboratively learn, work and serve. We value the academic, social and broader community benefits that arise from a diverse campus and are committed to equity, inclusion and accountability. Diversity enriches our University community and is a driving force instrumental to our institutional success and fulfillment of the University’s mission. We commit to engaging in an ongoing dialogue to thoughtfully respond to the changing realities of our increasingly interconnected world. We will continually strive to work together to address the challenges of the future in a way that removes barriers to success and promotes a culture of inclusivity, compassion and mutual respect. The competencies gained through diverse experiences across campus prepare all of our students, staff and faculty to thrive personally and professionally in a global society.
- Hispanic Serving Institution, U.S. Department of Education
- Asian American and Native American Paciﬁc Islander Serving Institution, U.S. Department of Education
- University of Houston - Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine (2016–2022)
- National Institutes of Health Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity (2021)
- Top 100 Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Hispanic Outlook Magazine (2020–2021)
- University of Houston Law Center - Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine (2016–2021)
- University of Houston Law Center – Diversity Champion, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine (2021)
- University of Houston College of Nursing - Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine (2016–2019, 2021-2022)
- Jesse L. Moore 2021 Supplier Diversity Award, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine
To ensure the University of Houston remains true to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we have established services, academic programs and community initiatives to engage our campus and local community. Together, these organizations and programs work to remove barriers to success and promote a culture of inclusivity, compassion and mutual respect.
Programs & ServicesWhether you need academic or workplace accommodations, are looking to join an organization or need an advocate, UH has a number of options available to faculty, staﬀ and students.
Academic Colleges & OfficesThe University’s colleges and academic aﬀairs support the greater mission of diversity, equity and inclusion through committees, initiatives and research.
Office of the Provost
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
C.T. Bauer College of Business> C. T. Bauer College of Business DEI Committee
> Inclusive Leadership Initiative
> Prison Entrepreneur Program
> Small Business Development Center
> SURE Program
College of Education> Ending Inequities Committee
> Advancing Community Engagement and Services Institute
> Education Research Center
> Health Research Institute
> TEACH Houston
Cullen College of Engineering
> Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
> St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy
UH Law Center> Diversity Awards
> Diversity and Inclusion
> Racial Justice and Human Rights Initiative
> Clinical Programs
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
College of Optometry
Graduate College of Social Work
BE A CHANGE AGENT
There are many ways each of us can support the pursuit of social change, and we need you to help make that change a reality. But, knowing where to begin can be a challenge. Below, you can ﬁnd self learning resources to enhance your knowledge, volunteer opportunities and UH initiatives and research that are helping to transform our campus, community and world.
Self-Learning ResourcesEducation is the first step to real, lasting change. These self-directed courses provide an opportunity for personal and professional development from the convenience of your computer. These are a great introduction to diversity, equity and inclusion awareness.> Implicit Association Test
> Talking About Race | National Museum of African American History and Culture
> Equal Opportunity Services Training
> Center for Diversity and Inclusion Workshops and Training Requests
> Center for Diversity and Inclusion Diversity Training
> Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee Educational Resources
> RISE Diversity Leadership Program
> Center for Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Resource Guide
> DACA: What You Need to Know
> Houston Public Media Awareness
Free Speech & Expression
Faculty ResearchThe University of Houston faculty are engaged in research that explores the personal and social implications of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Volunteer OpportunitiesThroughout the year, the University provides a number of opportunities for our community to gather and participate in acts of services.
Racial Equity & Social Justice CommitteeThe Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee is a University-wide group of faculty, staff, students and alumni tasked with helping to bring meaningful change to race relations. It was created by President Renu Khator in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Together, the University community decided that we want to serve as an exemplar for equitable and inclusive community engagement. As part of the UH Strategic Plan’s social responsibility goal, we identified five key strategies to help us foster equity and inclusion in our community.