The Urban Experience Program is committed to student success for this Spring 2020 semester. A major part of  our dedication to your success is your safety. We encourage you to make note of our remote services as we continue to Encourage, Enlighten, Empower, and Embrace our students through this unprecedented time.

To mitigate the risk from COVID-19 and to practice social distancing, effective immediately our office will bewokring remotely until furhter notice. Staff will be available during normal business hours (M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM). Please continue to schedule your appointments at least 48 hours in advance through and a staff member will contact you to make arrangements on the preferred method of completion. 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our office at 713-743-1641 or

Urban Experience Program

The Urban Experience Program (UEP) provides opportunities for the university's diverse student population by preventing minor obstacles from becoming major setbacks to degree achievement. The services that UEP offers have been strategically chosen to develop UEP students into well trained career professionals.

Diamond Family Scholars

A $17 million gift from Houston philanthropists Andy and Andrea Diamond will be used to offer financial, academic, mentoring and other support for students aging out of the foster care system.

All students are welcome to receive the benefits and services of our program. UEP members come from a variety of socio-economic, gender and cultural backgrounds. These students include those who have aged out of foster care (PALS), low-income underrepresented, first-generation, DACA, UH honors students and seniors entering the workforce after college.

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Monthly Spotlight

Spring 2020 Mayor's Internship

The Mayor's Office, the Urban Experience Program, and Career Services have collaborated to present an internship to current UH Students. Awarded are 17 students whose majors vary from management information systems to political science, and all are using their multidisciplinary strengths to bring the best that UH can offer to City Hall!

Upcoming Events

  • March 4th, Test Preparation w/ Launch (Bring your Planners), 2-3pm, CV1 N112 (All UEP)
  • March 17th, Student Leader Workshop (Topic TBD), 12-1pm, UEP Breakroom, SSC 302, (All UEP)
  • March 18th, Scholarship Workshop, 3-5pm, Writing Center CBB 226, (All UEP)
  • March 25th, How to Overcome Procrastination w/ LAUNCH (Bring your Planners), 4-5pm, CV1 N112, (All UEP)
  • March 26th, Dreamer Support Series-Resource Fair (Please come if you identify within this community), 11:30am-1pm, SC North, Impact Room, (Dreamer Students)
    We will have on-campus and community advocates who can provide resources for Dreamers
    Please RSVP
  • March 27th, Student Leader Workshop (Topic TBD), 12-1pm, UEP Breakroom, SSC 302, (All UEP)

Students & Alumni

Char Archie

Student Spotlight: Chad Archie

Meet one of our amazing UEP members.

Student group photo

Contact Us

Phone: (713) 743 - 6032

Make an appointment to speak with staff