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See below for current and upcoming resources and opportunities for University of Houston staff members. If you have information about a resource that should be disseminated to staff members, please contact Staff Council at 713-743-1578 or

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Alternative Work Arrangements

Staff Essentials


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Visit the University of Houston COVID-19 website to receive the latest information for UH community.


HR Online Resource Guide

This online guide will provide information and links to online resources for the UH community. Please use the menu on the left-hand side or the search option to find specific information.  You can also view the HR team on the About HR page. 


Office of Finance Resources

The Office of Finance is the source for all financial information, training, reports and policies at the University of Houston. All finance-related forms, calendars and references can be found here.


Cougar Card

The Cougar Card will be known as the campus community’s key to its diverse, everyday needs including programs beyond the physical boundaries of campus.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The UH Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling and referral program that is available to eligible employees and their families. Whether you want to resolve a stressful work situation, find legal resources or get advice about a financial concern, the EAP can help. Visit the UH Employee Assistance Program (EAP) page to find self-help tools and learn more about the resources available to you. 


Experience Life on Campus

Welcome to the Powerhouse. The University of Houston provides countless opportunities to meet new people, listen to distinguished lecturers, nourish your talents, experience public art from renowned artists and become involved with the community and various student organizations while living in one of the most exciting cities in the nation. Click here for a taste of campus life.

Staff Resources & Tools


UIT Software Downloads

The UIT Software Download page provides a variety of software at no charge to students, faculty and staff. Your CougarNet username and password must be entered to download software. You can also get to Software Downloads by logging into AccessUH.


MD Anderson Library Virtual Software

The MD Anderson Library has software available virtually using the VMware Horizon Client.Staff has to open the client on any library computer and log-in with your CougarNet to access these software. Visit the Technology Consultation Room in MD Anderson Library or call the TCR at 713-743-2696 for more information.


Hamill Foundation Multimedia Studio

The Hamill Foundation Multimedia Studio is a free service for the UH community to assist students, staff, and faculty in creating quality productions. The studio features a set of audio booths and professional grade recording equipment.


Equipment for Checkout

Need to checkout a laptop or video camera for a meeting or event? Visit the UH Libraries Contact us page or visit any service desk to learn more about available equipment. All equipment requires an active Cougar Card to borrow. 

Professional Development & Learning


Catalyst Training

Interested in further developing your career? Catalyst will equip you with tools that will result in peak performance and career enrichment.


Toastmasters International Club for Staff

Join fellow Coogs as they develop their communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Cougar Rhetoric, the new Toastmasters International Club at the University of Houston for staff, meets every Tuesday from 12pm - 1pm. Visit the Cougar Rhetoric website for more information.


HR's Staff Tuition Scholarship Program

The Staff Tuition Scholarship Program is designed to support and encourage employee development through formal education, with a priority on the attainment of a baccalaureate degree and beyond at the University of Houston. Please read the Staff Tuition Scholarship Program Guidelines located below. If you have questions please contact the HR Service Center at 713.743.3988.


Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement

The University of Houston Staff Council has established a reimbursement program for its staff members as part of the ongoing effort to promote staff education and self-development. Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement is available to University of Houston full-time staff members interested in attending seminars, workshops, training sessions, continuing education courses, professional organization memberships, etc. that are related to their jobs. 


Staff Council and WGRC Scholarships 

Staff Council and the Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) are dedicated to providing opportunities for staff members to advance their education. The Women and Gender Resource Center provides five $1000.00 scholarships and the Staff Council provides ten $1000.00 scholarships to employees who plan to attend degree or job related academic credit classes during the fall, spring, or summer semesters at the University of Houston.



Arts & Wellness


PowerUP Wellness

Get connected with resources and tools for health-related events and activities for employee wellness by checking out PowerUp Wellness.


Become a POWER UP Well-being Activator! 

The University is implementing an exciting new initiative, the development of wellness champions! Faculty/Staff champions – Wellbeing Activators – and student champions – Wellbeing Influencers -- will contribute to the development of a culture of health, wellbeing and caring at the University of Houston. To learn more and apply, click here!


Blaffer Art Museum

The Blaffer Art Museum is the contemporary art museum of the University of Houston. Its exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public, create community through dialogue and participation, and inspire an appreciation for the visual arts as a vital force in shaping contemporary culture.


Public Art

Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS) is a collection of public artworks by acclaimed local, regional, national and international artists across all forms of media and styles. This significant collection spans across five university campuses including University of Houston and its Sugar Land location, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Clear Lake and University of Houston-Victoria, making great works of art accessible to millions of Texans.


Public Art: Off Site

Public Art's new Off Site hub brings together a variety of content that can be enjoyed wherever you are, from artist-focused conversations, to interactive experiences or art-making tutorials, video series, and deep dives into our archives and publications.

Leadership Skills & Community Giving


Volunteer with Staff Council

Staff Council needs volunteers to help with our events. Staff, faculty and student volunteers are all welcome to sign up (form) to receive information about upcomming volunteer opportunities such as CFI, Spring Egg Hunt, Staff Focus, Tax Prep Day and other events.


Cougar Cudos

We are excited to announce the return of Cougar Cudos!  Cougar Cudos is a program that allows staff to recognize other staff members for exceptional service to the University of Houston. Nominate a coworker today!