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PGH Inaugural Robe 1962

Philip G. Hoffman Leading UH

As one of the most ethnically diverse major research university in the United States, the University of Houston’s identity is intertwined with its varied, multicultural student body. With students from 137 different nations, the University of Houston (UH) is a melting pot of cultures and identities that reflect the city’s community. Knowing that makes it […]

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The 1990 appointment of Maruerite Ross Barnett as the university's president was an important milestone for the campus. Phot courtesy of UH Photographs Collection, 1948-2000, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

UH & TSU Perpetuating “Separate but Equal”

In 1927, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) created two colleges during a local economic boom: Houston Junior College, and a “separate but equal” branch, Houston Colored Junior College. Eventually, they were designated the University of Houston and Texas Southern University respectively. What became TSU only admitted black applicants until 1956, and UH only admitted […]

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