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Volunteer on This National Day of Service!


By Marie Jacinto

GatorServe is a UHD tradition that brings together UHD students, staff, faculty, friends, families, and community partners to complete projects in service to its neighbors. We do this twice a year — in remembrance of 9/11 and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This year GatorServe will recognize the MLK National Day of Service on Jan. 14. GatorServe volunteers will meet at Houston SPCA, 7007 Old Katy Rd., on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., to help make a difference in the lives of animals. Donations of newspaper, pet beds, litter boxes, towels, and blankets may be dropped off at UHD’s One Main Building Room S417 in advance or to GatorServe on Jan. 14.

Love animals? Join us this National Day of Service in providing for the well-being of our furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Sign up to volunteer TODAY!

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.