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We’re Here for Our Campus Family: UT Employee Assistance Program Is Here to Help

Our world is in constant upheaval—from COVID to the current European conflict to personal/professional issues—that can affect us all in different ways. But there are resources available to employees and their dependents who may need a listening ear.

The University of Houston-Downtown supports all members of our community. Employees and their dependents have access to the University’s employee assistance program, UT Employee Assistance Program (UTEAP). UTEAP, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston (UTHealth), is a confidential work-based program that assists and supports employees with personal or professional issues that may impact their job performance and mental well-being. UTEAP is a valuable, free counseling and referral program available 24/7 for many circumstances, including crisis situations.

UHD employees are entitled to three free counseling sessions per issue. Services provided by UTEAP are confidential and provided at no cost to the employee or dependent.

For assistance, call 800-346-3549 or 713-500-3327 (24/7) to be immediately connected to an experienced UTEAP specialist.

Faculty and staff members who know of students grappling with issues that may be impacting their mental health can refer them to Student Counseling Services, which is available to UHD Students in-person, by phone or video conference, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment. To schedule a one-hour session, students can contact UHDCounseling@uhd.edu or call 713-221-8121. 

For more information, visit UTEAP.

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 60,000 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 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.