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Staff Resources & Opportunities

See below for current and upcoming resources and opportunities for University of Houston staff members. If you have information about a resource that should be disseminated to staff members, please contact Staff Council at 713-743-1578 or

Free Cougar Card Replacement

UH staff can now replace their Cougar Card free of charge at the Cougar Card Office. Visit the Cougar Card Office today for your new Cougar Card.

Software Training Offered by UH Libraries

The University of Houston Libraries now offers a series of technology training courses open to all UH staff, students, and faculty. Courses cover Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, and content are tailored for basic, intermediate and advanced skill levels. More courses will be added to the rotation, including training on software such as Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and other commonly-used programs. See the UH Libraries Technology Training website for more information and schedules.

Free Personal Health & Wellness Coaching From UH Wellness

UH staff and faculty can now access a new free service offered by UH Wellness. Personal Health & Wellness Coaching is designed to help you make changes in your life: lose weight; stop smoking; reduce stress; eat healthier; manage a health issue; or just move forward and find balance. Call Reuben Parrish at 713-743-5430 for more information or to make an appointment.

Free Blaffer Art Museum Memberships for UH Staff

Blaffer Art Museum and University of Houston's Human Resources Department have teamed up to offer all UH staff and faculty complimentary memberships to the museum! As a member you have access to a variety of resources at this internationally-renowned facility right here on campus and together we want to make sure you get the most out of your complimentary staff/faculty membership! See the Blaffer Art Museum website for more information about upcoming and ongoing programs.

Adobe Acrobat Pro 11 Available for Download

University of Houston has a site license for Adobe Acrobat Pro 11 for Mac and Windows, which allows the use of the PDF production software by current staff and faculty at no cost.

See Software Downloads for UH Staff and Faculty for download instructions and for a complete list of available software.

$5 Cougar Red Fridays at Campus Dining Halls

UH Dining Services sponsors $5 Red Fridays for Faculty and Staff wearing Cougar Red shirts every Friday during the fall, spring and summer semesters. The discount is valid for all-you-care-to-eat breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Moody Towers Dining Commons and the Cougar Woods Dining Commons. Faculty and staff must be wearing a red shirt and be able to show their UH ID in order to receive the discount. One discount is allowed per valid ID.