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UHD to Mark Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week Sept. 14-19

UHD is a diverse institution, with 47 percent of the University's students identifying as Hispanic. Because our enrollment includes at least 25 percent of students who identify as Hispanic, UHD has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

UHD will join other HSI universities in celebrating HSI Week on Sept. 14-19 with events planned throughout the week.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

HSI Week Kickoff Event (a Common Reader follow-up event)

"The Other Side of Immigration," a film by Roy Germano

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

A300 (White Oak and Houston rooms)

This event includes a viewing of the film and a follow-up discussion. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsors: Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); Student Transition and Retention (STAR) Program; Convocation Committee

Common Reader Awards Ceremony

6:00-7:30 p.m.

A300 (White Oak and Houston rooms)

Sponsors: Convocation Committee, STAR Program

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

Civic and Community Service in Action

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

3rd Floor Mural Area

This event includes a voter registration drive and registration for the Randalls/Target Hunger Will Walk 4 Food 5K Awareness Walk, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 19. Join Team UHD and help raise $10,000 to support Target Hunger.

Sponsors: Student Government Association (SGA) and STAR Program

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

First Generation College Success Forum

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


UHD alumni will interact with "first-to-go" students in round-table discussions focusing on overcoming challenges and staying on track to earn a college degree. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

30n3@UHD Celebration

1-3 p.m.


This event honors UHD second-year students with 24 or more UHD credit hours that have been earned within three semesters. A reception and student organizations fair will follow in the same location.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Community Service Event: Randalls/Target Hunger Will Walk 4 Food 5K Awareness Walk

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center

6402 Market St., Houston, TX 77020

At this 5K walk (3.1 miles), participants can take part by walking, volunteering or sponsoring walkers. Join Team UHD and help raise $10,000 to support Target Hunger.