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.
The Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (SDEI) is committed to cultivating, supporting, nurturing, and affirming a diverse university environment that fosters authentic and inclusive relationships among members of the UHCL community.
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.
40% Undergraduate Hispanic Population
In fall 2018, UHCL's Hispanic undergraduate population reached 40 percent, a record high for the university. This exceeds the minimum requirement (25 percent) for a university to be considered a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).