A list of opportunities available at the University of Houston, City of Houston, and United States.
The ever-growing Lending Library, located at the LGBTQ Resource Center, contains books and DVDs that may be borrowed by UH students, staff and faculty. Also, see a list of our books with reviews on Goodreads.
UH's University Career Services is Certified at the Silver Level by Out for Work. This means that you have access to the wealth of information in Out for Work's library. Check out the library, publications, and links that help you navigate your career as an LGBTQ person. Use User Name: outforwork, and Password: cccp2013. Job and Internship Search Tips
Find on campus support and information, regarding “coming out” and other Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer / Questioning issues, for yourself or a friend.
Find online support and information, regarding “coming out” and other Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer / Questioning issues, for yourself or a friend.
Find off campus support and information, regarding “coming out” and other Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer / Questioning issues, for yourself or a friend.
This information can help you deepen your understanding about Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer / Questioning issues and about being an "Ally". You are welcome to reproduce them citing their original source.
- LGBTQ Terms and Definitions
- Qualities of an Ally
- Guidelines to Being an Ally
- Becoming An Ally - Action Continuum
- Ally Situations
- Transgender Explained
- Rainbow Jeopardy
- Family Acceptance Project
- So You Have an LGBTQ Roommate?
- HRC’s Guide to Coming Out as Bisexual
- HRC’s Guide to Coming Out
- HRC’s Guide to Coming Out for African Americans
- HRC’s Guide to Coming Out as a Supporter
- HRC’s Transgender Visibility Guide
- Use of Singular They in Writing
University of Houston LGBTQ Alumni Association Emergency Crisis Application
This aid is for UH students who are having short-term financial difficulty related to their sexual orientation or gender identity. The aid is intended to assist the student in maintaining or improving their academic standing. No applicant will be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. (Submission of this application does not guarantee applicant will be awarded.)
- Currently enrolled in and attending at least 6 financial aid eligible credits during fall or spring or summer classes to be considered for grant.
- Must be a degree-seeking student in good academic standing with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or show evidence of recent satisfactory progress.
- Letter stating, that coming out as LGBTQ student while attending the University of Houston, the student has encountered a financial hardship that threatens the student’s ability to be academically successful.
- Student to provide a confirmation of situation by a reference that verifies these circumstances.
- The student submits an application online.
- The student will be contacted by the director of the LGBTQ Resource Center to set up an appointment to discuss the student’s needs.
- A plan of action will be created.
- The director will discuss the student’s action plan with the UH LGBTQ Alumni Association Scholarship Committee.
- The Scholarship Committee Director will make a presentation to the Executive Officers for recommendation of award.
- Executive Officers will make final decision on amount and allocation of funds.
- The Director of the UH-LGBTQ Resource Center will be made aware of all awards once decision has been made.
- Emergency aid will be awarded to a company or a business providing the services to the student. No funding will be made directly to the student.
This emergency aid may affect a students financial aid. It is recommended that student check with the Financial Aid Department before accepting this aid.
- Grant may be awarded ONCE a semester
- Grants do not have to be repaid