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We encourage all students to become involved in some type of activity outside the academic classroom; this contributes to students’ overall learning throughout their college experience.

We emphasize co-curricular engagement because students who are involved in some type of campus activity are shown to receive better grades, are more likely to graduate, are more satisfied with their collegiate experience and are more marketable when searching for a job or applying for graduate school. This is because involved students are developing and practicing the skills they learned in the classroom in their organizations!

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) provides involvement opportunities for students at the University of Houston main campus. The University of Houston’s diverse population ensures that there is a place for everyone, and The Center for Student Involvement helps each student find it. Over 500 student organizations are registered with CSI and it is the central location for leadership programs and civic engagement opportunities. Advising staff assist fee-funded groups with the event planning of campus events and traditions. The guidance and educational experiences offered by the department cultivate skills that will be useful for a lifetime. Visit uh.edu/csi for more information.

The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life collaborates with students and other stakeholders to empower the growth of high achievers and values-based leaders by providing a measurable, meaningful and transformative sorority and fraternity experience. With a commitment to individual student development, the Center creates opportunities for lifelong relationships, innovative thinking, civic engagement and overall student success. Visit uh.edu/cfsl for more information.

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion helps celebrate various cultures by working with culturally-based student organizations and by providing intercultural dialogues and diversity workshops to increase students’ cultural competence. The Center’s ambassador program, student worker positions and the Achievement Initiative for Minority Males are ways students can get involved with this office. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is a home away from home for all students and is used as a study spot or a place to meet friends. Visit uh.edu/cdi for more information.

The Department of Campus Recreation provides opportunities to work out, recreate and participate in organized programs such as group fitness (Zumba, yoga, kickboxing, group cycling, etc.), intramural sports (soccer, flag football, basketball, floor hockey, etc.), sport clubs (rugby, fencing, Kendo, volleyball, water polo, etc.) and outdoor adventure programs (biking, hiking, horseback riding, paddling, etc.). Other informal recreation activities are also available at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) including climbing the climbing wall or swimming, playing water basketball or simply relaxing at the leisure pool. Stop by the CRWC to explore these and other opportunities or visit uh.edu/recreation for more information.

Through involvement within campus organizations students are able to:
  • Meet new people (other students as well as UH faculty and staff)
  • Develop their leadership skills
  • Make a difference on and off campus
  • Pursue and try new interests
  • Network and build their resume
  • Develop their time management and communication skills
  • Increase their cultural awareness
  • Find their “niche” at UH
  • Have fun!
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