President's Message: Update on Main Street Bridge Incident
Dear Campus Community,
Some of you might be aware of an incident that occurred close to our campus earlier today. UHD Police received a report of a fatal fall from the Main Street Bridge near the University’s South Deck. After an investigation, it was determined that the person was not a UHD student, faculty or staff member.
Events such as this are distressing, particularly when they occur close to our campus. Our hearts go out to this person’s family during this time, in addition to our thoughts of concern for the campus community.
Strength and compassion are two of UHD’s greatest strengths. Please remember that counseling services and other resources are available for all members of the campus community. Information about Student Counseling Services can be found here. Faculty and staff may access services 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.