Life After Harvey: Supporting a New Normal
During the storm, the days were filled with watching the news, responding to concerned family and friends, and watching the floodwaters rise to record levels. A famous quote from Fred Rogers tends to pop up during difficult times. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” True to this quote, before the rain had even stopped, the UH community sprang into action to help our fellow Cougars and Houstonians. The ride out team supported approximately 2,000 students who stayed on campus, ultimately helping some students evacuate one residence hall. The University’s communication team sent daily messages with updates, resources, and helpful information. The UH campus was closed for a full week.
Blue Pride Rising: A Campus-Wide Approach to Community Engagement
Our university prides itself on honoring our heritage by promoting excellence in all endeavors. Being a participant in the LEAD Initiative has strengthened bonds across campus and allowed for meaningful reflection and collaboration between institutional divisions. We conceptualize civic learning and democratic engagement not only in the traditional sense but also as civility, inclusion, social justice, and advocacy.
Get Connected - NASPA: Not Just a 4 Year Association
Join the CCD to learn more about NASPA, the Division, and opportunities for professional growth!
2017-2018 NASPA CCD Director’s Welcome
Incoming CCD Director, Dr. Kimberly Lowry, shares a warm welcome.
NCC Online: Mental Health & Diminishing Resources
This installment of NCC Online focuses on the current state of mental health services at community colleges and explores strategies for supporting students with student affairs and health education practitioners. As open access institutions, community colleges must be able to serve a wide range of students and provide support for their success, both academically and personally. Join us as we discuss strategies to do so, even amid budget cuts and uncertain funding.
Establishing A Culture Built on Storytelling
Every community, no matter how small or large, has a story. The one-sentence story that guides much of our work around civic learning and democratic engagement at the University of Houston is this: The University of Houston (UH) is the second most ethnically diverse major research institution in the United States.