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Scene at UHD: Greek Week, African American Read-In

UHD was on the scene this week for some annual events held on campus.

Greek Week was in full swing on the third floor as members of the organizations greeted prospective pledges and answered questions. The event is held every year as to promote all that “Greek Life” has to offer. Additional information about the different Greek Fraternities and Sororities on campus can be found on their website.

Black History Month events kicked off this week with Dr. Shahnjayla Connors, assistant professor of Health & Behavioral Science giving a presentation Breast Cancer in African American Women on Feb. 6. An African American Read-In, hosted by Crystal Guillory, assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, featured the works of several prominent authors. A full schedule of events continues through Feb. 27.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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.