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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) 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.