Cougar Spirit Cord

Give back to the University of Houston and get your Cougar Spirit Cord today!

The Cougar Spirit Cord is a symbol of your pride and a way to help make scholarships available to next year’s students or show support for a program that’s made a difference in your UH experience.

Make a minimum $15 (perhaps a gift in honor of your class, $20.21) to the department or program of your choice and wear the cord at Convocation and University commencement ceremonies to show your Cougar Pride!

Why should I give back?

Reflect on your time at UH.  Many of the memories you hold dear were made possible by generous alumni and friends of UH. Their unwavering support passed down is what makes the cougar experience so special, such as the MD Anderson Library for late-night study sessions and the brand new Student Center for catching up with fellow classmates.

Beyond improvements to campus, giving to UH also funds scholarships to deserving students, creates knowledge via new technology, and allows the University to attract and retain world-class faculty. Your participation also helps sustain the reputation of UH, and in turn, strengthens the value of your degree. The giving participation rate is a factor in our U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Get your Cougar Spirit Cord

How do I get my Cougar Spirit Cord?

Due to the current circumstances, the Office of Annual Giving will be mailing spirit cords once per month and more frequently as commencement dates near.  We are not currently distributing spirit cords in person. 

Within a week of your gift, you will receive an email with a link to complete a form to submit your mailing address.  

If you do not receive your email after a week, please contact