Walk to Vote Event a Huge Success
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, University of Houston-Downtown's (UHD) Student Government Association (SGA) held its sixth annual Walk to Vote event in conjunction with its newly expanded Gator Day of Action.
UHD hosted more than 20 candidates running for an array of different public offices ranging from U.S. House of Representatives to Harris County Clerk. UHD's Center for Public Deliberation facilitated the meet-and-greet.
SGA members assembled in the Portico area to hand out shirts as the crowd gathered. More than 240 people were in attendance for Walk to Vote and approximately 100 people walked to the polls to cast their vote.
In addition to this event, SGA will escort people to the polls for early voting at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, until Nov.1 on the South Deck, rain or shine.
For more information or to volunteer for this initiative, visit here.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.