Urban Experience Program (UEP)
Learning & Assessment Services
250G Oberholtzer Hall
The Urban Experience Program (UEP) provides support to students with exceptional life challenges. Its mission is to expand opportunities for urban students and create partnerships with the private and public sector to benefit students.
•Provide comprehensive support services
•Develop public and private partnerships that will benefit students Services:
•Cultural enrichment activities
•Academic success workshops
•Career development activities
•Personal development workshops
UEP is designed to simultaneously address the needs of the underrepresented student population and the changing dynamics of the American workforce. The program prepares students for the workforce by identifying ways for the students to combine educational opportunities with valuable internship experiences.
Participants are selected on the basis of their demonstrated or potential ability for campus leadership, community service, and academic achievement.
The selection process includes consideration of the following: an application, an essay, an interview with both candidates and their parents or guardians, demonstrated financial need, and exceptional life challenges in pursuing higher education. Participants must be full-time, degree-seeking UH students who contractually agree to abide by the terms of the program and participate in all evaluation activities.