Culture and Diversity at UHCL
University of Houston-Clear Lake believes that supporting a diverse and inclusive environment is everyone’s responsibility. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse student body, faculty and administration to enrich the university’s academic and social environment.
For information about Senate Bill 4 and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), please read:
- UHCL Senate Bill 4 FAQs
- University of Houston System DACA Program Information
- UHCL DACA Rescind FAQs
Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (SDEI) sponsors the Cultural Diversity Programs, and Education and Training listed below:
Cultural Diversity Programs
University of Houston-Clear Lake celebrates diversity and all that it offers to a well-rounded education. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse student body, faculty and administration to enrich the university's academic and social environment. Numerous programs and activities provide a rich foundation that enhances your educational experience at UHCL, as well as offer a safe and respectful environment for all.
Education and Training
In a world trending more and more toward globalization, it's one of UHCL's primary objectives to train students to become leaders with a complete grasp of the complexities of cultural diversity and inclusion from all perspectives. It's one of the keys to success in maintaining a work and community environment that is welcoming and supportive to all.
We believe there is truly strength in diversity. It is a critical part of every student's education to study and interact with all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, beliefs or nationality. If you're a first-generation college student, a disabled student, a veteran or a student from an international background, you will find resources and support to ensure your experience at UHCL will be positive and productive.
Take the opportunity to participate in one of UHCL's numerous student organizations focusing on strengthening your intercultural awareness and acquiring the tools you need to address the many challenges experienced by rapidly changing demographics in the workplace and the world. Your increased awareness of intercultural and global issues will make you an asset in your work environment as well as your community.
Studying abroad can be one of the most beneficial experiences of your college career. By studying outside the U.S., you will immerse yourself in the culture of a foreign country, learn to understand its people and perhaps, you can become fluent in a new language. You'll return with a refreshed world view, sharper language and interpersonal skills and a renewed willingness to learn new things – all qualities that are very appealing to future employers.