Join the Campaign for the University of Houston

Here, We Go — And Our Progress Cannot Be Ignored.

But we didn’t get here by sitting still. Our next step? The historic campaign to raise $1 billion for the University of Houston. The campaign is underway, and we want you to join the rising tide.

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Mission: We Got This

Thematic Pillars

  1. Fuel

    TO FUEL students’ minds with knowledge, experience, opportunity—ultimately driving our industries here in Houston and across the globe.

  2. Build

    TO BUILD on the strengths that have gotten UH this far and that will continue to propel us forward as we explore new frontiers.

  3. Transform

    AND TRANSFORM lives, our neighborhoods, our city, our state, our nation, and our world by transforming UH into a model for what higher education should be.

An Occasion Worth Rising To

  1. Open doors with scholarships and fellowships

    Scholarships and campus programming makes an immeasurable difference in a student’s life. Our goal is to increase access to a world-class education by substantially increasing merit and need based scholarships. Recruiting and retaining the most diverse and academically competitive students, regardless of financial resources, is a top priority for our University.

  2. Enrich student life with state-of-the-art facilities

    The best students and faculty look for universities where they can flourish. With this in mind, UH must attract and retain the best by having state-of-the-art facilities and resources, residence halls and academic buildings, as well as athletics facilities. Current examples include the Health Building II and the Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building (MREB).

  3. Attract and Retain Top Faculty

    An endowed chair or professorship is an enormous honor. Attracting accomplished faculty members is vital for keeping UH a premier research institution for all disciplines. Tenure-track faculty, in addition to providing excellent teaching for students, continue Houston’s strong record of innovation.

  4. Create a healthy economy

    Whether it’s in the health sector, energy, arts organizations or teaching future-Coogs, UH graduates a steady influx of hard-working go-getters — in fact, one in six Houstonians with a bachelor’s degree earned it here. That’s good news for the region’s economy. As the University makes strides, so does the city, and vice versa.

  5. Build A Nationally Relevant Athletics Program

    Our student athletes never quit, and that effort shows, whether it’s on the field or in the classroom. We’ve ascended in national rankings in more than one sport, and we’re only going higher as the cheers get louder. Continuing this rise to prominence will require adding competitive, if not superior, facilities and resources on campus, such as the Indoor Football Practice Facility and the Fertitta Center.


On the Rise

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Cougars Leading
the Way

Our campaign leadership is all in for the University of Houston. These committee members are the driving force for setting goals and executing strategies.

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