Our time is now. After more than 30 years of drive, determination and relentless effort, the University of Houston is joining the Big 12 Conference. Our objective isn’t simply to compete but to win, making a Power 5 impression in everything we do – the minute we start to play.

 

The Winning Matters: Houston Rise Campaign is a transformational, $150 million fundraising initiative created to galvanize the Cougar community and incite championship success in the Big 12.
Be part of our historic rise.

ABOUT HOUSTON RISE: The Future Is Now

Houston Rise is a $150 million campaign, delivering Power 5 facilities to drive championship success and student-athlete achievement. Rise with us and initiate a new era of excellence and championship for Houston Athletics.

THE HOUSTON ATHLETICS-ALUMNI CENTER (AAC): Enabling Lifelong Student-Athlete Success

An anchor campaign priority, the AAC will graduate from a fundamentally sound facility to a state-of-the-art complex for supporting and developing Cougar student-athletes into champions.

THE FOOTBALL OPERATIONS CENTER (FOC): THE FUTURE OF HOUSTON FOOTBALL

Standing at 125,000 square feet, the Football Operations Center (FOC) will serve as a state-of-the-art, cutting-edge home for Houston Football and give UH a competitive advantage to pursue elite, championship-caliber talent.

GUY V. LEWIS DEVELOPMENT FACILITY: Exemplifying Excellence

To better position us for competing and winning championships in our new conference, the Guy V. Lewis Development Facility will be modernized to meet the 21st-century expectations of top recruits and fans.

COUGAR PRIDE ATHLETIC FUND: All Sports Rise

With the Houston Rise Campaign, all boats will rise with the tide. Learn how your gift can support any UH Division I program or assist with a special spotlight initiative.

“We must continue to win, and we must figure out ways to make sure we continue to be competitively successful”

– Chris Pezman , Athletics Director, University of Houston