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Scene at UHD: National Night Out and Houston Youth Voters Conference

UHD was on the scene this week for National Night Out and the Second Annual Houston Youth Voters Conference.

During National Night Out, UHD staff, students, faculty, and community members joined the University of Houston-Downtown Police Department (UHDPD) for an afternoon of fun and food to build stronger ties between the police and community. This is UHD’s second year hosting the event on the South Deck.

UHD and the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted this year’s Houston Youth Voters Conference on Oct 4. Members of UHD, University of Houston, Rice, Houston Community College, and Texas Southern University along with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and District Clerk Diane Trautman participated in panels and discussions on the importance of voting and strategies to increase voter engagement.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.