As a public Institution, the University of Houston works to maintain a positive campus environment that promotes affirmative action, diversity and equal access to all. Some printed materials must carry statements that reflect our commitment to this mission and our compliance with certain legal guidelines.
The following statements are approved by the Office of the President and maintained by the Office of Affirmative Action. Any questions regarding these statements should be directed to the Office of Affirmative Action at 713-743-8835.
- Equal Opportunity (EEOC) Statements
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement
- Other Statements
Equal Opportunity (EO) Statements
The following Equal Opportunity statement should be used in all UH brochures and advertisements:
The University of Houston provides equal treatment and opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation except where such distinction is required by law. This statement reflects compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and all other federal and state regulations.
The following short version of the Equal Opportunity statement can be used in place of the longer version in all small brochures and advertisements:
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If space in your advertisement is extremely limited—to the extent that the above statement is not legible—the words "Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action" may be replaced with "EO/AA" as follows:
The University of Houston is an EO/AA institution.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Statement)
The following ADA statement should be used on all invitations, announcements and marketing or promotional pieces for special events. Fill in the name or office, phone number and date accordingly.
Persons with disabilities who desire accommodations should contact (name or office) at (phone number) by (date).
Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by calling (name or office) at (phone number) by (date).
For most UH publications, it is customary to end with a general statement about the University and the UH System. The standard UH and UH System boilerplate descriptions are as follows. For more information on boilerplate descriptions and their use please contact University Marketing, Communication and Media Relations at 713-743-8863.
Following is the accepted boilerplate description of the University of Houston:
About the University of Houston
The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter for excellence in undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse regions in the country, UH is a federally designated Hispanic- and Asian-American-Serving institution with enrollment of more than 47,000 students.
Following is the accepted boilerplate description of the University of Houston System:
About the University of Houston System
The University of Houston System is a comprehensive system of higher education institutions with a global reach that serves to further the intellectual capital and economic strength of the Gulf Coast region. The UH System includes the University of Houston, a nationally recognized Tier One public research university; the University of Houston-Downtown, a four-year undergraduate university expanding into graduate programs; the University of Houston-Victoria, a four-year university with undergraduate and master’s level degree programs; and the University of Houston- Clear Lake, a four-year university with undergraduate and graduate programs. The system also has several instructional sites in Katy, Northwest Houston, Pearland and Sugar Land. In addition, the System owns and operates Houston Public Media (HPM), which comprises KUHF-FM, Houston’s National Public Radio station, and KUHT-TV, the nation’s first educational television station. To learn more about the UH System, click here.
The following combined University of Houston and University of Houston System boilerplate description can be used in place of the longer statements when space is restricted:
The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university and largest university of the University of Houston System, a public system of higher education with three other universities (University of Houston-Clear Lake, University of Houston-Downtown and University of Houston-Victoria) and several instructional sites in Katy, Northwest Houston, Pearland and Sugar Land.
The following statements may be appropriate for use in your publication. Any questions regarding these statements and their use should be referred to University Marketing & Media Relations at 713-743-8863.
The University reserves the right to make changes without notice in any publication as necessitated by university or legislative action.
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