Student Resources and Rights Guide
|Dean of Students||S380||
Phone Number: 713-221-8100
Main source of information for students; student advocacy, rights, conduct, &
|Career Center - Main||S402||Phone Number: 713-221-8980 E-mail: email@example.com||
Career development and planning for all majors except
|Career Center – College of Business||B104||
Phone Number: 713-221-5011
|Career development & planning for Business majors|
|Center for Student Advocacy and Belonging||S370||Phone Number: 713-221-5008 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||to empower students to build a more welcoming campus environment|
S280 (Main Office)
Phone Number: 713-221-8121
|Confidential support with addressing personal issues|
|Disability Services||GSB 314||
Phone Number: 713-221-5078
|Academic accommodations for students with disabilities|
Phone Number: 713-221-5870
|Fresh food & other necessities for students|
Phone Number: 713-221-8137
|Non-urgent clinical services & student health insurance|
|Sports and Fitness||Student Wellness and Success Center||
Phone Number: 713-221-8225
Free weights, fitness machines & classes, club & intramural sports, personal training, healthy workshops, First Aid Certification, other
|Study Abroad||S345||Phone Number: 713-221-8250 E-mail: email@example.com||International educational opportunities|
|Student Leadership & Involvement||S204||
Phone Number: 713-221-8573
Student programming & events, student clubs & organizations, Greek Life, Mariachi Los Caimanes,
Esports, student lounge
|Veterans Services||GSB 318||Phone Number: 713-221-8622 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||
Support for veterans, reservists, guardsmen, &
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
Accelerated Transfer Academy (ATA)
|S417||Phone Number: 713-226-5291 E-mail: ATA@uhd.edu||Academic support for transfer students|
|Center for Math and Statistics Support||N925||Phone Number: 713-221-8241 E-mail: email@example.com||Academic support for mathematical principles|
College of Business Tutoring Center
|B212 & B214||Phone Number: 713-221-8661||Academic support for business majors|
|Foreign Language Lab||N950||
Phone Number: 713-221-8628
Academic support for Spanish language learners
|Gator Success Center||N310||Phone Number: 713-221-5805||Academic support for freshmen & sophomores|
|Men of L.E.G.A.C.I.||S411||Phone Number: 713-221-5804 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||
Academic & leadership support for underrepresented males; mentoring; cohort-based, instruction, etc.
|Science Learning Center||N604||Phone Number: 713-221-8015||
Academic support for science classes
|Supplemental Instruction||S405||Phone Number: 713-222-5338 E-mail: email@example.com||
Tutoring for math, biology, chemistry, physics, history, philosophy, political science
|W. I. Dykes Library||N401||Phone Number: 713-221-8187||
Research & library resources; reserve study rooms
|Writing and Reading Center||N925||
Phone Number: 713-221-5338
Academic & personal writing support
|Admissions||GSB 308||Phone Number: 713-221-8522 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||Manages admission process for all students|
|Cashier's and Student Accounting||S310||Phone Number: 713-221-8196 E-mail: email@example.com||Collects payment for tuition & fees; manages book loans|
|Financial Aid and Scholarships||S350||Phone Number: 713-221-8041 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||
Financial support to meet educational needs; oversees scholarships & work-study
|Registrar's||N330||Phone Number: 713-221-8999 E-mail: email@example.com||
Student records, transcripts, course withdrawals, & appeals
|Testing Services||GSB 311||Phone Number: 713-221-8027 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||Proctors local & national exams|
|Bookstore||N351||Phone Number: 713-221-8025 E-mail: email@example.com||Buy your textbooks and supplies|
|Employment Services and Operations||S910||Phone Number: 713-221-8060 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||
Oversees campus job opportunities & hiring; payroll; employee policies
|Events and Conferences||S600||
Phone Number: 713-221-8580
Campus event space reservations; rent linens
|Information Technology Service Desk||ACAD 700||Phone Number: 713-221-8031 E-mail: email@example.com||Campus technology support|
|Parking and Transportation||N117||Phone Number: 713-221-8127 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||
Parking permits; shuttle bus service; parking citation appeals
713-221-8065 (non-emergency) E-mail: UHDPolice@uhd.edu
|Ensures a secure and safe university environment for UHD community|
All students have the right to register complaints or concerns regarding their experience at UHD and to receive a timely response from the appropriate university official. UHD has established policies to address complaints related to academics and non-academics. Students should attempt to resolve the issue at the office that is the source of the complaint by speaking with the supervisor or professor and follow the below steps:
For complaints related to discrimination and sexual misconduct, please see page 7.
UHD Police Department
The UHD Police Department strives to preserve and promote a safe campus environment. To report an emergency, please call 713-221-8911. To report a non-emergency, please call 713-221-8065. You may also contact UHDPD using one of the many yellow call boxes located near all entrances/exits on all buildings, parking garages, and elevators.
UHD PD also provides escort assistance to and from your vehicle upon request as well as limited motorist assistance (locked keys in vehicle, jump-start). If you plan to ride a bicycle to campus, please register it with UHD PD.
Gator Chant – A rallying call created by the 2016 UHD student Gator Crew for new gators to show their gator pride.
You're lookin' good today!
Well, the Gators look good EVERY DAY!
We are, we are gators, gators!
We are, we are gators, gators!
BITE, BITE, BITE
Welcome Week – Held during the first week of classes each fall and spring semesters to celebrate the beginning of the semester with a week of events and activities designed to welcome new and continuing gators.
Homecoming – Held annually during the fall semester (typically in October) for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community to come together and celebrate the spirit and pride of UHD. The main features are the UHD Pep Rally, Homecoming games, and Tail-Gatoring.
Student Involvement Day – A resource fair held during the fall and spring semesters to highlight student organizations, Greek life, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Student Government Association (SGA), and many more!
Bayou Bash- A cultural celebration held in the spring with crawfish, drinks, and zydeco music to celebrate the richness and diversity of UHD.
GatorServe – Held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and September 11, both regarded as National Days of Service, to allow UHD students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners to join together and complete projects in service of our neighborhood.
One Main Event – Annual awards gala held in the spring to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of UHD's student organizations and their recognition of their members.
1. ONE MAIN BUILDING
2. COMMERCE BUILDING
3. ACADEMIC BUILDING
4. SHEA BUILDING
I. Student Conduct: PS 04.A.01 Student Rights and Responsibilities | Code of Conduct Conduct
All students are expected to adhere to, and be accountable for, all federal, state, and local laws in addition to all University policies and regulations. Proven failure to meet this obligation will justify appropriate disciplinary action including but not limited to expulsion, suspension, disciplinary probation, loss of privileges, or warning. The conduct process includes two steps: 1) Procedural Interview – Meeting with the Conduct Officer to review and discuss the charges, and 2) Hearing – Choice of a Disciplinary Conference (one-on-one hearing) with the Conduct Officer or a hearing with the Student Discipline Committee.
If you receive notification of an alleged conduct violation, you can expect the following:
- Due process rights
- Advanced notice of the charge(s)
- Opportunity to question evidence and present defense
- Have an advisor present during the disciplinary conference and hearing
- Challenge objectivity of a hearing committee member
- Evidence based outcomes
- Option to appeal any finding with exception to a warning
II. Freedom of Expression: PS 04.A.08 Freedom of Expression Policy
The University expects that persons engaging in expressive activities will demonstrate civility, concern for the safety of persons and property, respect for University activities, respect for those who may disagree with their message, and compliance with University policies and applicable local, state, and federal laws. UHD maintains its right to place reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions on expressive activities. This policy is applicable to any expressive activity (including literature distribution) at locations on university grounds. This policy does not apply to any Official University event or activity.
III. Hazing: PS 04.A.07 Hazing Policy
Participation in hazing activities is against the law. The University strictly prohibits participation in hazing activities by any party, regardless of the existence of consent. UHD recognizes the act of hazing as illegal, irresponsible, intolerable, and inconsistent with the principles of higher education and basic human development. Violation of the University's hazing policy, whether on or off campus, may subject participants, including students and organizations, to arrest, prosecution, and/or disciplinary action, including but not limited to suspension or expulsion of students and the revocation of an organization's registration and/or recognition of the University. Consent to acquiescence in hazing activity is not a defense. This policy addresses hazing activity and includes a summary of the provisions of the law as it relates to hazing.
IV. Anti-Discrimination: SAM 01.D.07 Anti-Discrimination Policy
UHD is committed to maintaining an environment where students, employees, and visitors are free from all forms of discrimination of any kind. Discrimination is prohibited for the following protected classes:
- Race and ethnicity
- Sex (including pregnancy status)
- Genetic information
- National origin
- Veteran status
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity/expression
V. Title IX | Sexual Misconduct: SAM 01.D.08 Sexual Misconduct Policy
UHD is committed to maintaining an environment where students, employees, and visitors are free from sex discrimination of any kind. All employees, except Counseling Services and Health Services, are required to report sexual misconduct allegations. Students are strongly encouraged to report these incidents as well. Sexual misconduct includes:
- Sexual harassment
- Non-consensual sexual contact
- Sexual assault
- Sexual exploitation
- Sexual intimidation
- Intimate partner violence
VI. Alcohol: PS 04.A.02 Student Use of Alcoholic Beverages at UHD
This policy outlines the regulations regarding the service, consumption, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to UHD students. The University strictly adheres to all city, state, and federal laws regarding the distribution and consumption of alcohol. The University is committed to the national initiative of preventing the abuse of alcohol.
VII. Smoking: PS 01.A.09 Smoke Free and Tobacco Free Environment
This policy addresses the use of tobacco and smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, or similar devices on University property. All of these are prohibited in University buildings and grounds, shuttle buses, escort vans, or any other type of campus vehicle. Tobacco use is permitted outside of University buildings in designated smoking areas. The sale or free distribution of tobacco products or merchandise on University property is prohibited.
VIII. Academic Honesty: PS 03.A.19 Academic Honesty Policy
The Academic Honesty Policy is the University's standard of honesty. Students are responsible for maintaining the academic integrity of the University and for doing their own work while avoiding all forms of academic dishonesty. Academic honesty violations include but not limited to:
- Submitting material that is not yours
- Submitting similar work in more than one course
- Obtaining/Using information, devices, material without permission
- Fabricating information
- Collaborating with others without permission
- Communicating with any person during an exam other than the instructor or exam proctor
- Having another person take your exam
- Altering exam answers and requesting it be re-graded
- Directly quoting, paraphrasing, or using sources of information without identifying them
The penalty for academic honesty violations is at the discretion of the instructor and may be modified upon appeal. Penalties can range from a warning, zero on an assignment, to receiving an F in the course.
To file an appeal, contact the instructor of the course.
IX. Academic Accommodations: SAM 01.D.09 Student Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids Policy
This policy assists with the submission and processing of student academic adjustments/auxiliary aids (i.e., accommodations) requests based on a disability. It is the policy of the University of Houston System and UHD that all students who have a disability are afforded equal academic opportunities in compliance with federal and state laws. The UH System is committed to ensuring that no student with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently than other students because of the absence of a reasonable academic adjustment/auxiliary aid.
To file a report, contact the Office of Disability Services at email@example.com | 713-221-5078.