UH Moment

UH Moment: “Diversity”

The University of Houston is home to star programs and premier researchers. It is also reflective of the city in which it resides. Learn more in this week’s UH Moment.


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UH President Renu Khator with students

UH President Renu Khator with students

University of Houston President Renu Khator has made diversity one of her strategic initiatives for her tenure, believing that diversity is a strength that distinguishes UH among universities nationwide.   In any language, UH means diverse—diversity in academics and faculty, and diversity in its more than 37,000 students who call UH, and the fourth largest city in the nation, home.

“It’s very good to have many people from many cultures because you get to know how other cultures are and it’s good to see people from our country also you feel at home.  It’s a good thing to have diversity in the university,” commented one student.  

UH Campus Aerial Shot

UH Campus From the Air

There are 137 countries represented in the student body, a microcosm of the city in which it resides and adding to its rich tapestry.   Young men and women meet each other not as people who are different, but as fellow students on the road to their professional lives.  They are prepared academically and experienced in working with people from various cultural and professional backgrounds. 

“I’m not originally from the states but when you stop and think about it, it is pretty nice to be in a place where you can meet pretty much anyone from any place in the world,” Bethany Johns, a junior studying applied piano. 

Diversity is part of what’s happening at the University of Houston.  I’m Marisa Ramirez. 

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