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.
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.