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Take some time to get to connect with student organizations, campus resources, and the student leaders within the Office of Admissions -- they are here to help every student feel a part of the Cougar family. Over the next few years, every student will have the chance to leave their mark on the UH community and these events are just the beginning of your UH journey.

Making Coog-nections

Jumpstart your campus connections! We encourage you to register for our live virtual events using the links below. Once you submit a registration, a confirmation email and text message with the secure session link will be sent to the contact information you provide. All event times listed below are central standard time (CST).

21 Days of Houston

Join our team as we give the inside scoop on a few of our Coogs’ favorite spots to visit when they want to travel around the Houston area.

  • Wednesday, July 15: 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Days 1-7
  • Wednesday, August 5: 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Days 8-14
  • Wednesday, August 19: 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Days 15-21

Coog Development

UH campus resources have got your back to help you grow personally and professionally! Student development workshops are aimed at helping you better understand how to highlight your strengths and get your questions answered.

  • Tuesday, July 21: 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Networking
  • Thursday, July 23: 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Time Management
  • Tuesday, August 4: 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Budgeting

Coogs Connect

Looking to build your UH community? Join us as we take time to hang out and get to know one other through games, laughs, and conversation.

  • Thursday, July 16: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 6: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 20: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Coogs Explore

Come explore different attractions and activities around the city! Learn how your college experience can be enhanced by discovering all the wonders that Houston has to offer.

  • Wednesday, July 22: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 12: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Hometown Hangouts

UH student representatives come together to discuss the transition from their hometown to Houston, play virtual games, and build community.

  • Wednesday, July 15: 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Austin
  • Wednesday, July 16: 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Greater Houston Area
  • Wednesday, July 21: 1:00 – 2:00 PM | San Antonio
  • Wednesday, July 23: 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Panhandle Area
  • Tuesday, August 11: 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Out-of-State

Hot Drinks, Hot Topics

Bring a drink and learn the tea about different resources, organizations, and events on campus. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with campus partners and students alike!

  • Wednesday, July 15: 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Campus Favorites
  • Tuesday, July 21: 5:00 – 6:00 PM | 10 Things I Wish I Knew: UH Edition
  • Thursday, July 23: 5:00 – 6:00 PM | 10 Things I Wish I Learned: UH Edition
  • Tuesday, August 4: 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Campus Recreation & Wellness
  • Thursday, August 6: 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Knowing Who to Call
  • Tuesday, August 11: 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Learning Abroad
  • Thursday, August 13: 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Experience Research
  • Tuesday, August 18: 1:00 – 2:00 PM | LGBTQ+ Resources
  • Monday, August 20: 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Diversity & Inclusion

Cougar Carnival Virtual Events

Learn more about the many student organizations, clubs, and associations that the University of Houston has to offer!

Register for a live virtual event to chat with other Coogs and learn more about the different organizations that the University of Houston has to offer. Events are seperated by organization type. All event times listed below are central standard time (CST).

To see which organizations fall into each organization type, scroll down to the comprehensive list below this section. Organizations are grouped into sections by interest, then listed alphabetically.

Volunteer & Service Organizations

  • Monday, June 29: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Monday, July 27: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Affiliated & Sponsored Organizations

  • Monday, June 29: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Monday, July 27: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Sororities

  • Tuesday, June 30: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 28: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Fraternities

  • Tuesday, June 30: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 28: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Religious/ Spiritual Organizations

  • Wednesday, July 1: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 29: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Major Specific Organizations

  • Wednesday, July 1: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 29: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Special Interest Organizations

  • Thursday, July 2: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 30: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Cultural Organizations

  • Thursday, July 2: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 30: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Performing Arts & Media Organizations

  • Friday, July 3: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Friday, July 31: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Sports Interest Organizations

  • Friday, July 3: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Friday, July 31: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Affiliated/ Sponsored

  • CoogTV

    CoogTV is a student-run television organization providing students with a platform to express their creative abilities in all aspects of video production. We offer a wide range of opportunities for on-camera and off-camera talent through our News, Sports, Entertainment, and Life&Arts branches. Members receive hands-on experience within their areas of interest and other amazing career opportunities.

    Learn more about CoogTV

  • The Cougar

    The Cougar is dedicated to bringing UH students, staff and faculty news and information relevant to the University and to higher education as a whole.

    Learn more about The Cougar

  • Student Government Association

    The Student Government Association exists to serve as the official voice through which student opinion may be expressed and empowered in the overall policy, decision making process, and services offered at the University of Houston. As such, the Student Government Association is committed to understanding the needs of students and advocating on their behalf. Through continuous interaction with students, faculty, staff, and administration, the organization works to improve and enhance the quality of the student experience.

    More SGA Information

  • Student Program Board

    If you like concerts, movies, comedians, inflatable games, and many other fun activities, then SPB is the place for you! The Student Program Board (SPB) at the University of Houston is a major student organization that exists to create programs that appeal to the student body by providing an array of diverse activities throughout the year.

    More SPB Information

Culture/ Social Justice

  • African Student Union

    African Student Union is an organization that is dedicated to the education and support of African culture by Africans and Non-Africans alike. African Student Union serves to create a home away from home for Africans and Non-Africans alike. Render assistance to new Africans settling down at University of Houston, and in their general integration into the community.

    More ASU Information

  • Association of Latinx/Hispanic Advocates and Allies

    ALHAA is a cultural and political organization wanting to create a new sense of Latinx and Hispanic unity on campus, as well as being active in our community as volunteers, educators, and activists for the betterment of our people.

    More ALHAA Information

  • Cougars for Educational Equity

    CEE will advance and advocate for social justice and equity in education by providing students and educators with access to professional resources including speakers, networking, and collaboration in the field of multicultural education. Mini-conferences and research showcases will be a focus of the organization in order to promote more equity in education.

    More CEE Information

  • Coogs for Life

    Coogs for Life is a secular, non-partisan, consistent life ethic group that protects the dignity of human life from conception until natural death and calls attention to all matters that relate to the protection of basic human rights. We raise awareness about and fight against the injustices of abortion, euthanasia, poverty, unjust war, refugee safety, the death penalty, and other life issues on the University of Houston’s main campus. We encourage political activism on a local, state, and national level.

    More Coogs for Life Information

  • Deeds Not Words

    Deeds Not Words is an intersectional community that stands for women’s social and economic opportunity, access to reproductive health, freedom from sexual assault, and equal representation in every space and at every level. Founded by Wendy Davis and led by YOUth, we’re uniting women to push progress forward — not through talk. Through deeds.

    More Deeds Not Words Information

  • Filipino Student Association

    FSA has grown to be a very active non-profit cultural, student organization at the University of Houston. FSA promotes its mission statement with cultural performances, demonstrations, social gatherings as well as attending camaraderie events in relevance to Filipino culture. Through our strong membership base and support from current and even former members, FSA has enhanced the Houston student community and continues to do so.

    UH FSA Cougar Carnival Video

  • Hallyu Club

    The Hallyu Club promotes and raises awareness of the Korean culture through popular entertainment(s), but not limited to music, dance cinema and media productions.

    More Hallyu Club Information

  • Hindu YUVA

    Hindu YUVA is a non-profit student organization that aims to preserve, practice, and promote Hindu cultural values on the campus. To that end, we organize various activities and events which include yoga, sewa - community service, camps, workshops, and more. It is a great place to find and work with inspired Hindu youth.

    More Hindu YUVA Information

  • Indian Student Association at UH

    Re-initiated in 2007, ISA is a non-profit student organization that strives to unify all Indians on this campus no matter what their background. We are a team of dedicated and enthusiastic students, whose mission is to instill culture and pride among the UH COUGARS, as well as the greater Houston community.

    More ISA Information

  • International Students Organization

    ISO aims at promoting and building better relations and understanding among international students as well as creating stronger ties between international students and American students through the presentation of accurate information of the different nations represented by international students enrolled at the university. ISO cultivates the feeling of identification of the international students with the university and thus increase their interest, spirit, and desire to serve the University to its betterment.

    More ISO Information

  • Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees (PAIR)

    The mission of PAIR Houston is to empower refugee youth to navigate American society, reach their academic potential, and become community leaders through educational mentoring programs. PAIR serves middle and high school students through school-based and community-based programs.

    More PAIR Information

  • Vietnamese Student Association

    Our mission is to promote and preserve the Vietnamese culture, give back to the community, and encourage unity by offering various cultural, service, and social events to both Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese individuals. Join VSA to make friends, to make memories, & to make a difference!

    More VSA Information

Major Specific

  • Allied Health Professions Society

    The term “allied health” applies to a group of diverse health care professionals who perform essential work and collaborate with those in medicine, dentistry, and nursing. The advantages of working as an Allied Health care professional is consistent employment, professional development, and personal fulfillment.

    More AHPS Information

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta - Texas Delta Chapter

    Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Premedical Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship. Although the focus is on medicine, AED welcomes ALL students engaged in the pursuit of a professional healthcare career. AED offers opportunities for intellectual and professional development, provides a forum for students with common interests, and extends a program of service to benefit the college/university community.

    Join AED Video

  • Alpha Eta Alpha

    Alpha Eta Alpha is a pre-health organization located at the University of Houston. We are open to all majors concentrating on students who are interested or plan on pursuing a future in healthcare but need more guidance. We mentor and work within all majors, incorporating them into health-related volunteer events, lectures, and other opportunities.

    More Alpha Eta Alpha Information

  • Alpha Rho Chi

    Alpha Rho Chi (APX) is the national fraternity for architecture and the allied arts. Our organization unites men and women for the purpose of fellowship and lifelong friendships and our mutual interest in professional development.

    More APX Information

  • American Chemical Society

    The American Chemical Society (ACS) at the University of Houston is a nonprofit organization that offers an opportunity for students interested in the chemical sciences. Our mission is to instill professional pride in the chemical sciences and foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemistry.

    More ACS Information

  • American Marketing Association

    AMA-UH was formed for marketing students to further build their connections and skills that provide an insightful view into the corporate world. Our members gain experience through our professional events and Cougar Creative; University of Houston’s very first student-run marketing firm.

    AMA-UH is proudly affiliated with AMA Houston and AMA Nationals. AMA Houston is our parent chapter where they provide networking events, special interest groups and real-world educational programs. AMA Nationals, our grandparent chapter, is considered one of the largest marketing associations in the world.

    AMA Cougar Carnival Video

  • American Medical Student Association

    The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) at The University of Houston is a pre-medical honors student organization that seeks to give its entire chapter any and all opportunities a pre-medical student needs when aiming to become a physician.

    More AMSA Information

  • American Medical Women’s Association

    AMWA's goal is to support and guide women aiming to become part of the professional healthcare community. Women in professional schools and careers face additional challenges relative to their male peers. AMWA was founded over a century ago to be a unified voice that speaks to the needs and rights of female health professionals and their female patients. Through volunteer work, philanthropy, promotion of women's health, and direct contact/mentorship programs with professionals in healthcare, our members learn how to become better and stronger applicants for medical school, PA school, nursing school, PT school, and more.

    More AMWA Information

  • American Society of Civil Engineers

    ASCE UH provides opportunities for students to network with and learn from each other, interact with practicing civil engineers, compete against other universities in concrete canoe, bowling ball, frisbee, and innovative research competitions, and give back to the community through volunteer service.

    More ASCE Information

  • Asian Business Student Association

    The Asian Business Student Association at the University of Houston is the premier professional student organization founded on the principles of professionalism and philanthropy. Our mission is to provide guidance to our members as they integrate themselves into the corporate world by exposing them to various industries and career opportunities.

    ABSA Fall 2020 Rush Video

  • Aspiring American Medical Professionals

    Aspiring American Medical Professionals aims to provide pre-health students with as many resources as possible for their success in graduate school and beyond. This includes, but is not limited to, professional connections, resume workshops, interview workshops, and volunteering opportunities. AAMP focuses on providing students shadowing opportunities with an emphasis on learning professional etiquette. Shadowing positions are assigned based on application, resume, and interview quality. Pre-health students from all backgrounds, experience levels, and academic years are welcome to participate in this professionally.

    More AAMP Information

  • Association of Black Psychologists at UH

    The Association of Black Psychologists was founded in 1968 by several Black Psychologists from across the country. They united to address the problems facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community. Guided by the principle of self-determination, these psychologists created an institution through which they could address the needs of Black professionals. The Student Circle was later founded to give a voice to the future Black psychologists and professionals. Their goal was to have a positive impact on the mental health of the Black community by means of planning and advocacy.

    More ABPsi Information

  • Bauer Sourcing and Procurement Organization

    Producing the most professional and knowledgeable Sourcing and Procurement students in the nation. To provide our members with the resources to become professionals at major corporations through career opportunities, business networking, industry knowledge, and professional development.

    More Bauer SPO Information

  • Bauer Student Union

    We serve YOU! Our mission and values are as follows:

    • To help students network and build connections.
    • To recognize Staff, faculty and students who contribute to the institution.
    • To commit to diversity and inclusion by providing resources.
    • To recruit and retain students in order to make their college experience not only knowledgeable but also engaging.
    • To be inclusive of all cultures, backgrounds, and make this a mutual platform for all students.

    More Bauer Student Union Information

  • Biomedical Engineering Society

    The BMES chapter at the University of Houston seeks to provide students of all disciplines with the opportunity to learn and to explore the prospects of biomedical engineering. The organization builds for its members a safe platform to delve into and become familiar with fascinating technologies in medicine via talks by experts in the field, and on campus faculty. Additionally, students shall be introduced to the profession of biomedical engineering, be exposed to the roles and obligations of the professional biomedical engineer, and be furnished with an environment for social interaction and exchange of ideas between students and faculty members.

    More BMES Information

  • Computer Science Girls

    CSGirls is the first organization for girls at the University of Houston that recognizes excellence within the computer science and technology community. CSGirls will create female role models and mentors that will inspire the current and future members to become leaders and encourage their peers to pursue a career in the field. Members of the organization will be able to discuss technical matters and problems, which in turn will help promote academic excellence.

    More CSGirls Information

  • Cougarettes

    Cougarettes is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and works to increase women's participation in computing and technology.

    More Cougarettes Information

  • Delta Omega Chi

    Delta Omega Chi is a medical service society providing unique opportunities for undergraduate students to serve the underprivileged areas in Houston. Members learn how to work and communicate directly with people of different backgrounds, cultures, and adversities in the field of health and medicine. Through volunteer work, our members learn how to interact with patients & health professionals to gain the skills needed to build themselves into stronger individuals, competitive applicants to graduate programs, and health professionals in their journey through healthcare.

    More Delta Omega Chi Information

  • Economics Society at UH

    In the Economics Society, we aim to create opportunities for networking and growth for our members. We act as a bridge between students and the academic and professional communities. Either you are an Economics major, minor, or simply interested in this field, you are welcome to join our organization, attend our academic, professional, and social events!

    More Economic Society Information

  • Hispanic Business Student Association

    The Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA) was founded in the Fall of 1980 by students who saw a need for an organization to foster the growth of Hispanic students interested in pursuing business related careers. Originally named the Mexican American Business Student Association (MABSA), the organization enjoyed rapid growth while serving the needs of an increasing number of students. MABSA became an established and respected entity within the College of Business Administration, and soon after changed its name to encompass all students of Hispanic heritage.

    More HBSA Information

  • HOSA at the University of Houston

    HOSA @ UH is committed to helping our undergraduates find their path in healthcare. Our members have access to speakers, volunteer events, socials, networking, shadowing opportunities, and of course, competitions for committed members. Our members will be eligible to compete at the state and national levels, in addition to having the advantages of a typical pre-health organization.

    More HOSA Information

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers at Natural Science and Mathematics

    We’re a proud group of undergraduate and graduate students who are devoted to developing a community that inspires minds and fosters the academic and professional development of its members. Just like the national IEEE, we are devoted to the advancement of electrical and computer engineering for the benefit of mankind.

    More IEEE Information

  • MAES - Latinos in Science and Engineering

    MAES was founded in 1974 with a mission to guide the Latinx community towards success in the STEM world. We cultivate this through events on professional development, academic excellence, and outreach. Members receive insight on how the professional world runs, events to help you prepare for career fairs and interviews, resources that assist with classes, and opportunities to help younger students succeed in STEM.

    More MAES Information

  • Mock Trial Association

    Mock trial is an undergraduate competition that imitates the courtroom proceedings of litigation. This includes delivering opening and closing statements, performing direct and cross examinations of witnesses, and making objections. Teams consist of three students who play as attorneys and three others who play as witnesses. The American Mock Trial Association provides the same case for all participating universities across the nation. Each case has its own narrative that leaves enough possibilities open for either side (defense or plaintiff/prosecution) to argue the facts. You win by having a strong team of knowledgeable attorneys and compelling witnesses.

    More AMTA Information

  • National Association of Black Accountants Inc.

    Our mission is to promote the interest of minority accounting professionals, encourage and assist minority students in entering the accounting field, to promote and develop the skills of its members, represent the interests of current and prospective minority accounting professionals.

    More UH NABA Information

  • Pre-Law Society

    The UH Pre-Law Society aims to prepare students for law school and provide a network for students interested in pursuing a career in the law. Through the UH Pre-Law Society, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to take part in internships throughout many law firms in Houston as well as have the opportunity to network with professional lawyers and law students.

    More UH Pre-Law Society Information

  • Pre-Pharmacy Association

    The Pre-Pharmacy Association aims to prepare members for success in pharmacy schools starting in their undergraduate career. We provide opportunities to network, volunteer, learn more about Pharmacy Schools and the application process, and meet representatives and current students of Pharmacy Schools. In addition, members will have access to our PCAT, PTCE, and PharmCas workshops.

    More Pre-Pharmacy Association Information

  • Pre-Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Society

    Our Pre-Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Society (PTOTS) at University of Houston aims to provide resources to students pursuing the physical therapy and occupational therapy field. We aim to prepare students for their professional program by hosting a series of workshops covering admission process, resume building, GRE preparation, amongst other topics. PTOTS also aims to provide student information about the physical therapy and occupational therapy professions by hosting meetings with field professionals.

    More PTOTS Information

  • Psi Chi Honor Society & Psychology Club

    For information on how to apply, membership requirements, goals, resources, and upcoming events, please visit our website at uhpsych.org.

    Cougar Carnival Video

  • Public Relations Students Society of America

    The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a nationally recognized, pre-professional organization founded by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). PRSA created PRSSA in hopes of cultivating a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners. On April 4, 1968, the PRSA Board of Directors brought the first PRSSA chapters to nine schools that met the charter requirements. Because the University of Houston met these requirements, PRSSA Houston is known as an alpha chapter.

    PRSSA Cougar Carnival Video

  • Rho Nu Nursing Association

    Rho Nu Nursing Association offers guidance for pre nursing students at the University of Houston and will direct students along their journey to nursing school! We will provide assistance with nursing school application, as well as offer volunteering opportunities and a space for pre nursing students to come together and help one another.

    More Rho Nu Nursing Association Information

  • Society for Human Resource Management

    We strive to provide a sense of community and camaraderie among students enrolled in the College of Business or that are interested in Human Resources. We acquaint students considering a future in business, with the field of human resource management. We strive to be the source for developing the talent and leadership of people and will strive to adhere to the Code of Ethics of SHRM. We provide students of all majors with career development advice and contacts through professional and social events.

    SHRM Cougar Carnival Video

  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

    Interested in research? Learn about the research opportunities that UH offers, network and connect with peers and mentors, read research papers and discover different scientific topics, have your appilcations reviewed, and tour research laboratories.

    More SACNAS Information

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

    The purpose and objectives of this student chapter are to promote the study of the sciences and engineering among Hispanic college students, link students with professionals in their major areas of study, make students aware of employment and scholarship opportunities in their respective fields, provide a mutual academic support system to promote academic achievement by students, motivate student to pursue engineering, science and other technical professions, promote relationships with SHPE programs at other colleges and universities, as well as Professional SHPE chapters.

    SHPE Cougar Carnival Video

  • Society of Women Engineers

    Empower women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.

    More SWE Information

  • Student Nutrition Association

    The purpose of this organization is to provide a framework for meaningful student involvement and to foster interest in nutrition and the profession of dietetics. The Student Nutrition Association at the University of Houston strives to broaden the scope of educational experience through nutrition related activities and to provide sound nutrition information to the community.

    More SNA Information

  • Supply-Chain Industrial Distribution Organization

    The Supply-Chain Industrial Distribution Organization (SIDO)supports professional and academic involvement between students, faculty, alumni and industry professionals. With a primary focus on the supply chain and logistics industry, and the Supply Chain & Logistics Technology (SCLT) program, the organization helps its stakeholders through communicating opportunities such as internships, job openings, events, career fairs, among other prospects.

    More SIDO Information

  • UH Pre-Veterinary Student Association

    Our mission is to help students learn more about the veterinarian school application process and profession and to provide opportunities to get hands-on experience with animals. Our professional goal is to help animals and the people who love them.

    More UH PVSA Information

  • Women in Cyber Security

    Women in Cyber Security was founded to have a platform where women from diverse academic background can come together to collaborate, exchange ideas and learn from each other. Our vision for Women in Cyber Security is to become a support system not just for women that are in the program, but for those that want to pivot into Cyber Security from other fields.

    More WCS Information

Performing Arts/ Media

  • Creative Arts Club

    Using the support provided by this organization, we strive to allow members to use these talents to compete in competitions, receive peer critiques, have exposure opportunities, participate in scholarships, find ways to provide services to the community, make networking connections and gain skills not only limited to art.

    More Creative Arts Club Information

  • Non-Music Major Orchestra

    The Non-music Major Orchestra is a symphony orchestra comprised of students who wish to continue their orchestral activities. The group meets Mondays from 6:00pm-8:00pm, typically in the Student Center South Multi-purpose room. NMO performs one concert at the end of the fall and spring semesters.

    More NMO Information

  • Volunteer Collegiate Orchestra

    VCO is a non-profit charity organization at the University of Houston that gives musically inclined students an opportunity to use their talents to give back to the community through music. We perform mainly at hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and shelters to shine a light in what could be seen as a gloomy time in these people's lives, as well as refresh the spirits of all the staff around them.

    More VCO Information

Political

  • The University of Houston College Republicans

    The College Republicans at the University of Houston are dedicated to fostering a spirit of conservative activism on campus and promoting the values of the Republican Party. As the official college auxiliary of the Republican Party, we work to spread the principles of limited government, the free market, and fiscal conservatism.

    More College Republicans Information

  • Young Democratic Socialists of America

    The Democratic Socialists of America is the largest socialist organization in the United States. We've come a long way - we worked on the struggle against American military interventions abroad and for labor unions and universal healthcare at home in the 1980s, and our more-than-50,000 members are doing much the same thing today.

    More Democratic Socialists of America Information

Religious/ Spiritual

  • Baptist Student Ministry

    Join us for bible study, discipleship, mission trips, worship, fellowship, fun and friends.

    Join Us at UH BSM Video

  • Catholic Student Organization

    Interested in the UH Catholic Newman Center and the Catholic Student Organization? See our website for an overview of our Newman Center events at www.uhcatholic.org!

    Catholic Student Organization Video

  • Chi Alpha

    We’re Chi Alpha. We’re a network of Christian ministries that look a little bit different on every campus – but here’s what you’re always sure to find: college-age men and women who are at once wrestling to become who they are (through school or work or life experience), and to connect with God. You’ll probably find people who are in all kinds of stages of both pursuits: self discovery, and God-discovery.

    Chi Alpha Video

  • Christians at UH

    Christians at UH are an orgnanization that people of Christianity close together. They host weekly home meetings every Friday. They eat a meal together, sing together and uplift eachother. It is a great way to bring people together over faith and build connections throughout the busy school year.

    Christians at UH Video

  • Faith In Action

    Faith In Action believes in living with God every second in our lives. We offer a series of Bible lessons that will show you who God really is and how God is living in our everyday lives and not just a God that lives in the Bible 2000 years ago.

    Faith In Action Video

  • Global Medical Missions Alliance

    GMMA is Christian based organization for medical mission trips. Not only do we have opportunities to go to medical mission trips in the winter/summer, we have guest speakers, workshops, med/pharm/dental school panels, volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, social events, and more!

    More GMMA Information

  • Good News Gospel Choir

    The Good News Gospel Choir's purpose is to rejoice in the name of God through song as well as minister to the University of Houston Campus. We are a Christian organization dedicated to spreading the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    More Good News Gospel Choir's Information

  • Houston's First Baptist Coogs

    This organization seeks to provide an opportunity for students to connect to the local church, volunteer, serve other people, and grow in their walk with Jesus.

    More Houston's First Baptist Coogs Information

  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at UH

    The Purpose of UH Intervarsity is to establish and advance communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes for the world.

    More UH Intervarsity Information

  • Orthodox Christian Campus Ministries

    To experience the church through prayer, service, and study of Oriental Orthodox Literature; to evangelize the unique message of Oriental Orthodox Churches; and to deepen involvement of youth into the Oriental Orthodox Community through personal and professional development.

    More Orthodox Christian Campus Ministries Information

  • Redeemed Christian Church of God Fellowship (RCCGF)

    The Redeemed Christian Church of God Christian International Fellowship(RCCGF) is a Student based fellowship destined by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself to take the world for Him. RCCGF is Fellowship @ The Redeemed Christian Church of God (Jesus Place for all Nations) led and overseen by the mentorship of the pastor.

    RCCGF Video

  • Reformed University Fellowship

    RUF holds to the core beliefs of historic Christianity, which motivates our heart for God and love for the University. Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF is a place for you to explore Christianity and grow in your understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to follow him in community with others at UH. We welcome students from any and all walks of life. We are here for the convinced and the unconvinced.

    RUF Video

  • United Campus Ministry

    The goal of United Campus Ministry of Greater Houston is to demonstrate the transforming power of the love and grace of God, inviting students, faculty, and staff into a personal and deepening relationship with Jesus Christ, and preparing them to be leaders in the faith communities to which God calls them.

    UCMGH Video

  • Young Life

    Young Life College is a program of Young Life especially for college students. While Young Life has been involved in the lives of college students since the mission’s early days, an organized outreach on college campuses is relatively new.

    Young Life College Video

Sorority/ Fraternity

  • Alpha Chi Omega

    Alpha Chi Omega is a social sorority here at the University of Houston. It is part of the National Panhellenic Council. Alpha Chi Omega is an amazing sisterhood full of beautiful and strong women. Alpha Chi Omega is a home away from home. Alpha Chi Omega promotes the development of the fraternity's core values: service, learning, friendship, and leadership. It's these values that make us very influential to the Houston community. As a chapter, we have accomplished so much, and we will continue to seek the heights. We hope you are interested in going through Recruitment, and we hope you keep Alpha Chi in mind and can become a part of our great sisterhood.

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  • Beta Theta Pi

    Founded in 1839, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity stands as one of the premier fraternal organizations in North America which seeks to develop men of principle for a principled life. Known for its entrepreneurial spirit, including recognition as the “Pioneering Fraternity” and “Leadership Fraternity,” Beta has 200+ members in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, eight U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and 85 Rhodes Scholars—more than any other fraternity. The Fraternity has maintained its prominence as an association of scholars, leaders, and gentlemen, having had the highest average chapter GPA of all fraternities for the past consecutive years.

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  • Chi Omega

    Chi Omega at the University of Houston is a place where you can come as you are and live life to the fullest. Our symphony tells us to have our welfare ever at heart and that’s what we do best. We have a diverse sisterhood whose deep connection carries on even after you graduate. We put our sisters first and rise above to help others in times of need. Our philanthropy, Make-A-Wish, is one of a kind and we have had the privilege of granting wishes to children in need around the world. We are sisters of purpose and we are sisters on purpose. We are chi omegas.

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  • Delta Gamma

    Delta Gamma became a part of the University of Houston in 1955. Over the course of over sixty years on the UH campus, the Gamma Sigma chapter has succeeded in all aspects of university life.

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  • Delta Zeta

    Delta Zeta is a sorority for college women providing our members with lifelong friends, as well as developing their academic success, leadership skills, and career opportunities.

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  • Eta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha

    First national Black Greek Lettered Organization founded on December 4th, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca New York.

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  • Gamma Beta Fraternity Inc.

    Gamma Beta Fraternity, Inc. is an Asian-American interest fraternity that was established Spring of 2000 at The University of Texas at Austin and colonized Spring of 2009 at the University of Houston. Gamma Beta is dedicated to the betterment of men through brotherhood, academics, and community service. Gamma Beta is the fastest growing Asian-American interest fraternities in the Southwest region and continues to set new standards of excellence on its respective campuses.

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  • Houston Panhellenic Council

    The Houston Panhellenic Council or (HPC) is the governing body for 7 of the 26 national/international sororities that belong to the National Panhellenic Conference. These chapters include Alpha Chi Omega(ΑΧΩ), Chi Omega(ΧΩ), Delta Gamma(ΔΓ), Delta Zeta(ΔΖ), Phi Mu(ΦΜ), Sigma Kappa(ΣΚ), & Zeta Tau Alpha(ΖΤΑ).

    It is our goal as a conference to uphold each member to its highest standards. UH’s Panhellenic women average higher GPAs than the all-women’s UH average. Many members are on the Dean’s List, in the Honors College and in the Greek honor society Order of Omega. Others have been recipients of large national and local scholarships.

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  • Interfraternity Council

    The purpose of the University of Houston Greek community is to establish a collaborative body that provides development and personal growth to our members and community at large. We are committed to establishing a lifetime bond of brotherhood and sisterhood in conjunction with a perpetual commitment to philanthropy and service. We will commit to creating balance as we strive for academic excellence and social responsibility.

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  • Kappa Alpha Order

    KA traces its beginning to 1865, when four men at Washington College, in Lexington, Va., decided to bind their friendship by a “mutual pledge of faith and loyalty.” The philosophy of the Order is that the acquisition of knowledge and the development of character are the great goals of life. Through fellowship and brotherhood, KA seeks to teach young men to be leaders; to be brave, self reliant, and to continually strive to better themselves.

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  • Lambda Delta Psi

    We seek to always exemplify characteristics of temperance, leadership, independence, audacity, sisterhood, devotion, grace, integrity, unity, and respect to educate and guide other young women in becoming eloquent ladies of society. We aspire to be a family away from family.

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  • Omega Delta Phi

    Since founding in 1987, Omega Delta Phi has been an organization perpetually dedicated to the idea of constant growth and improvement. We must work to form an organization which not only challenges the traditional perception of fraternities, but also deals with the issues of culture and race in a completely new perspective. Thinking out of the box is no longer an acceptable plateau; the box must now be removed completely.

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  • Pi Kappa Phi

    Founded in 1904 at the University of Charleston, Pi Kappa Phi was founded to steer away from the fraternal "slate" (stereotype). Pi Kappa Phi preaches the values of leadership, education, and brotherhood. Pi Kappa Phi is the only greek organization in the nation that owns and operates its own philanthropy. The philanthropy is Abilities Experience, created in 1976 by Thomas Sayre. The Ability Experience's goals are to raise funds and raise awareness for people with disabilites.

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  • Sigma Gamma Rho

    It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, healthcare, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision. We visualize a world in which all women and their families reach their full potential in all aspects of life and are able to create unlimited opportunities for future generations.

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  • Sigma Kappa

    Sigma Kappa is where women have lifelong support to strive intellectually, socially and spiritually. Sigma Kappa promotes four values: Friendship, Personal growth, Loyalty and Service.

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  • Sigma Lambda Beta

    Sigma Lambda Beta (ΣΛΒ) is a Latino based social fraternity established on cultural understanding and wisdom. Founded on April 4, 1986 at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, the organization is committed to create and expand multicultural leadership, promote academic excellence, advance cultural awareness and service while influencing its mission among all dedicated collegiate men worldwide.

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  • Sigma Pi

    Sigma Pi represents a brotherhood united to advance man's quest for excellence. At our chapter of Sigma Pi we strive to create an environment where brothers are encouraged to grow personally, socially and professionally and help our brothers do the same.

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  • Tau Kappa Epsilon

    Founded on January 10, 1899, Tau Kappa Epsilon is one of the largest collegiate men’s social fraternities in North America with over 272,000 initiated members and 244 active chapters and colonies. TKE’s mission is to aid men in their mental, moral and social development for life. With nearly 12,000 collegiate members, Tau Kappa Epsilon contributes to the advancement of society through the personal growth of our members, and service to others. TKE builds Better Men for a Better World.

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  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. as the sister organization to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. FIVE women chose not to embrace the tenets of established black sororities, and charted Zeta Phi Beta Sorority underneath four principles Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, and Finerwomanhood. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated encourages the highest standards of scholarship through scientific, literary, cultural, and educational programs; promotes service projects on college campuses and in the community; foster sisterhood; and exemplify the ideal of Finerwomanhood.

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  • Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority

    Zeta Tau Alpha allows young women to grow, cultivate and maintain an inspiring presence on campus. Since 1898 our founders have strived to make Zeta Tau Alpha a safe haven for our sisters to be who they are, outstanding beautiful young women, and to make a difference in the world. Our exceptional philanthropic impact on and off campus has allowed Zeta Tau Alpha to not only exceed existing expectations but has set new records for our philanthropic community.

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Special Interests

  • #KidsLivesMatter

    #KidsLivesMatter stimulates minds, shapes futures. and serves others.

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  • Camp Kesem at University of Houston

    Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates over 100 free summer camps in 40 states for children ages 6 to 18 who have been touched by a parent’s cancer. This camping experience has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence and strengthens their communication skills. In 2017, Camp Kesem served over 7,300 children coast-to-coast - all funded by generous donations from individuals and corporate support.

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  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization

    The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization at the University of Houston creates connections and experiences that help our members develop and incubate ideas. CEO’s mission as a student organization in the Bauer College of Business is to support, nurture and aid student's in launching successful business ventures by providing access to pivotal networking opportunities and valuable mentorship from our sponsors.

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  • Dean of Students Leadership Council (DOSLC)

    Serving in the capacity of student advocates, the DOSLC members seek to address common topics of concern among the student body and strategize proactive solutions to improving the student experience. Council members provide valuable insight to DOS staff regarding policies, programs, and procedures seeking to identify barriers and address them with campus stakeholders. The DOSLC engages students, staff, and faculty in various programs, outreach events, and dialogue to ensure the voice of every UH Cougar is heard!

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  • Learning Life Skills Organization

    Learning Life Skills organization helps students expand their creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills.

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  • National Residence Hall Honorary

    The National Residence Hall Honorary or NRHH for short is a student led organization which values recognition and service. Overseen by University of Houston Student Housing & Residential Life, members volunteer on campus and around the community as well as recognize those who have left a positive mark on their life each month. Students get the opportunity to meet other students who live on campus, make new friends, but most importantly, NRHH allows it's members to grow as a individual.

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  • Residence Hall Association

    The Residence Halls Association (RHA) is a student organization that focuses on improving the on campus experience by putting on programs and providing leadership opportunities to all residents. All students living in Moody Towers, and Cougar Village I, Cougar Village II, University Lofts, Cougar Place and Bayou Oaks are members of RHA. Hall Council, the next level of residence hall governance, serves as the governing body of a building area. The Hall Council brings resident issues and concerns such as food service, new facilities or other living area needs to the Residence Halls Association, along with planning programs for their Hall.

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  • The Coogs of CV3

    We are a new, organic spirit group on campus that wants to take EVERY aspect of spirit and campus appreciation to the next level. This will be done through various methods of showcasing spirit, and changing the culture of our students in sections for the better.

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  • University Drone Pilots

    We are the pilots who attend the University of Houston, and we want to create an organization between our fellow pilots and people interested in flying. We are here to make sure we can continue to do our hobby on campus without issues in the future. University Drone Pilots at UH are a community of pilots, interested drone pilots, and aviation enthusiasts, who organized to safely learn and fly on campus at UH. The pilots also learn how to become certified by the FAA, and become real UAV pilots, and have a chance to compete in Global Drone Competitions like DRL, CDRA, and NYDronefest.

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  • Ur Gal

    UR Gal members comprise of open-minded, genuine, and conscious womxn. Gals build companionships beyond the organization through volunteering projects, expressive events, and being a social butterfly. UR Gal is an easygoing and empathetic organization were anyone can be their comfortable selves at.

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Sports Interests

  • Coog Club Gymnastics Team

    The Coog Club Gymnastics Team was created to help students who want to learn gymnastics, and ex-gymnasts that were unable to get scholarships or go out of state a chance to compete at the college level. It is a great way to stay in shape and meet new people while also learning about the amazing sport of gymnastics. The goal for this organization is to nurture a competitive but supportive atmosphere amongst peers and help one learn their true potential when it comes to pushing their body to the limit.

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  • Houston Women's Lacrosse Club

    University of Houston women's lacrosse club. Find us on Facebook and check our website for more information!

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  • Roarin' Raas

    Roarin’ Raas was established in August of 2011 by a group of enthusiastic individuals ready to promote Indian culture on our campus, and also instill strong school pride. In our first year we were very successful in our competitions across Texas, while also cultivating a close-knit family of friends.

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Volunteer/ Service

  • American Student Dental Association (ASDA)

    We are the University of Houston Predental Chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA). We aim to assist students who are pursuing or considering a career in dentistry. American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy.

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  • Circle K International

    We are non-major specific and all are welcomed. This club was built upon 3 tenets: Service, Fellowship, and Leadership. By going out into the community and taking part in a variety of unique service projects, we strive to instill the love of service in future community leaders, all the while making new friends and strengthening bonds!

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  • Cougar Tutors

    PEAC Cougar Tutors is an organization that lets students volunteer at nearby schools to help teach math, science, english and many other subjects. The students build connections, experiences, and help the community.

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  • Global Medical Brigade

    Global Medical Brigades of the University of Houston brings together students to a medical mission brigade each summer. Members will attend biweekly meetings throughout the fall and spring semesters and if interested, can participate in an annual brigade. We fundraise and volunteer throughout the year.

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  • Honors in Community Health

    We are a team of faculty, undergraduate students, certified community health workers, and community partners whose goal is to improve community health through collaborative initiatives. We work together to address local health disparities and advocate for sustainable development through research and education.

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  • MEDLIFE of UH

    MEDLIFE is a secular, volunteer-run global health organization whose mission is to help families achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty, empowering them to live healthier lives. Our patients did not choose to be poor, but they do choose to strive for a better life. MEDLIFE stands beside them in this pursuit. We seek to achieve this goal through partnering with motivated individuals from communities experiencing poverty and working to improve their access to MEDs: Medicine, Education and community Development. MEDLIFE believes access to quality healthcare, education and personal development are basic human rights. To this end, we commit all our resources to bring Medicine, Education and Development to Low Income Families Everywhere.

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  • Pancakes for Parkinson's

    Pancakes for Parkinson's was founded at the University of Virginia in 2004 as a philanthropic group whose purpose is to fundraise for Parkinson's though the sale of pancakes. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the neurons in the brain, causing tremors. The Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1977 by Joseph Jankovic, M.D. This center works towards finding the cause and cure for neurodegenerative and movement disorders.

    The clinic averages at 12,000 patient visits per year and has been recognized as the Center of Excellence by the Parkinson's Foundation, Tourette Association of American, and the Huntington's Disease Society of America. We will be hosting multiple pancake fundraisers at the University of Houston throughout the year in support of Parkinson's research and awareness.

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