Cougar Graduation Challenge

The Cougar Graduation Challenge is a participation challenge open to all graduating students. It’s a fast and fun opportunity that only soon-to-be UH grads get:  A head start on UH's oldest and proudest tradition of giving as a soon-to-be proud UH alumus.

Each semester, graduating Coogs get together to achieve a participation goal through at least one of the following philanthropy projects:  The Cougar Spirit Cord or The Grad Challenge Survey.

Last semester, nearly 38% of December 2014 grads took the Cougar Graduation Challenge. 

Can May 2015 graduates do better than 38%?  We know you will!

It takes just a few moments to be on your way to creating a big impact.  Previous alumni did their share in helping you. Now it’s your turn to give back.  Every gift makes a difference!  Participate today.

       Challenge button                                    Spirit Cord button

Alumni giving is a proud tradition across the country, with participation at Tier One schools around 15 – 18%.  When YOU take the challenge as one way to celebrate your graduation, you can help UH to become nationally competitive in this way.  Not only does Tier One mean a better image for UH and its proud alumni (YOU!), it also means better opportunities for current and future Coogs.

There are many ways alumni can continue a relationship with UH after graduating, and giving back is one of the most important.  Cougars don’t settle for anything less than the best!  Don’t miss your chance to take part in your first tradition as a soon-to-be UH alum. 

5 reasons you should accept this challenge:

5.  To demonstrate your thanks and to recognize all the professors, staff, and memories that made you who you are today.

4.  You can help next year's UH students get scholarships, helping them to graduate as proud Coogs, too!

3.  Tuition, fees and state funding support covers just 64% of the total cost to educate a student…your gift will have a positive, immediate impact on UH programs and future students.

2. To be a part of something BIG – alumni giving makes a difference every day.

1.  We’ve heard a lot of Tier One talk, but did you know your gift helps to boost UH rankings in U.S. News and World Report?  Let’s get to the top!