Get Involved

Whether you serve on a volunteer board, become a member of one of our Donor Societies, join via life membership or engage in student philanthropy, there are many ways to get involved at UH! Every time you give of your time, talent or resources, you increase opportunities for today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.


Why Give?

When you invest in UH, you enable opportunity to take root and thrive. It grows first for our students, who bring a special grit and determination to their studies, and next for our schools, colleges, faculty, and region.

The Energy Advisory Board takes the student experience to the next level

Phillip Jefferson (’17) founded the multidisciplinary Energy Coalition during his time at UH — and saw the direct benefits of interacting with the Energy Advisory Board, the University’s presidentially appointed volunteer board of experts and leaders in the energy industry. Jefferson spoke to us about how his UH experience has already benefited his life and career, just months after graduation. With new mentorship initiatives, the Board will continue make a difference in the lives of students for many years to come.

Paying it Forward: Dr. Randal Sitton

Dr. Randal Sitton (’85, M.S.I.E. ’88, Ph.D. ’92) comes from a long line of Cougars. He has been an instructional associate professor at the Cullen College of Engineering since 2015, and recently acted as faculty ambassador to CCE for the 2017 Faculty & Staff Campaign. In this Lunar Cougar Q&A, he told us more about why he gives back to his alma mater, what’s changed on campus, and how philanthropy makes a difference in the lives of his students.

In Tempore Legacy Society Members “Get in the Game” at Spring Luncheon

Howard “Howie” (’66, M.Ed. ’68) and Jamie Lorch were among the guests at the In Tempore Legacy 2017 Spring Luncheon at TDECU Stadium. Although there wasn’t a game going on at the stadium during the event, the exemplary support of Society members present is certainly something to cheer about. Their contributions to the University of Houston have made it the powerhouse it is today – and will become in the future.

News and Events

UH Receives $3.3 Million from State Cancer Research Program

The University of Houston has received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, including $2 million to hire Rohith Reddy, a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School who focuses on next-generation technologies for detecting gynecological cancers, and $1.3 million to allow the College of Education’s Lorraine Reitzel to expand a tobacco cessation program to substance abuse treatment centers.

UH Receives Funding to Establish First U.S. Digital Humanities Center for Latino Studies

The University of Houston has received a grant to establish the country’s first center in digital humanities specializing in U.S. Latino Studies.

UH Undergrads to Receive Support for Research

The University of Houston has received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish an undergraduate research program in the humanities.

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