On September 14, 1927, the Houston Public School Board agreed to fund the development of two junior colleges: one for whites and one for African-Americans. And so, with a loan from the Houston Public School Board of $2,800, the Colored Junior College was born in the summer of 1927 under the supervision of the Houston School District.
Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting, and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and creative leaders in their local, national, and global communities.
Significant advancements in improving the health care of underrepresented minorities will be dependent on educating and training larger numbers of minority health care providers and scientists. The biomedical research arm of TSU became a powerful expression of this ideal with the construction of a 19,380 square feet addition to the Gray Hall Pharmacy building that houses the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, a molecular biology core facility, a vivarium, and a level three biosafety lab.
The Career Services department is here to assist you from your first day on campus to your graduation and beyond. Our office provides a wide variety of resources to help you during every step of your career development process. This includes choosing a major, assistance with your internship or job search, planning for graduate school, résumé and cover letter help and more!
The Division of Student Services is in a unique position in that we connect to almost every facet of the university. We support the academic mission by providing services which assist students with identifying, clarifying, and achieving their educational goals. The Division is comprised of the following services and programs: Office of the Dean of Students, Student Life Center, Student Health Center, Career Services Center, Residence Life & Housing, Scholarships, Recreation and Wellness Center, Center on the Family, Judicial Affairs, TSU Bands, Veteran Affairs, University Counseling Center, Disability Services, Academic Advising, Student Activities and Campus Events and Student Academic Enhancement Services.
Housing and Dining Rates provided are for an academic year contract (fall and spring semesters). The total amount due for the year is calculated by combining the rates of the Housing and Dining options selected by a student during the Housing application process. All rental rates do not include meal plan costs.
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The University experience creates many opportunities for challenges and growth. At times, students may have some difficulty coping with these changes and feel stressed, lonely, depressed, or overwhelmed. The University Counseling Center staff can assist students to overcome these challenges successfully.
Texas Southern University is situated in the heart of America's fourth-largest city, Houston, a vast, teeming metropolis characterized by a diverse population, a vibrant business climate, an outstanding performing and visual arts community and an almost unparalleled quality of life.
The mission of the Facilities Department is to be the support system in the area of Maintenance, Construction, Safety and Planning to the University by means of accountability and availability. It is our objective to put the needs of the University first to ensure that all matters of concern are addressed in a timely manner.
Texas Southern University is fully accredited institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.