The Center for Student Empowerment assists students with the transition from high school to the University of Houston by creating a pipeline through high school outreach. We work with our K-12 partners to hold campus visits, speak with counselors, and present to students, providing our real help with the hopes of addressing common concerns for incoming students.
If you would like to make a request for a campus visit or presentation, please complete our CSE Request Form.
One of our pillar programs to support students is our Summer Bridge Program. The 4-day, 3-night immersion program is hosted by the Center for Student Empowerment and led by our Student Leaders. Participants will be selected from accepted and committed University of Houston students transitioning from high school to college. Participants will work through an integrated curriculum focused on breaking down the barriers to success that students face in their first year of college. Students will be armed with academic, social, and financial tools which will equip them to better cope with the unique challenges faced by first-generation and under-represented college students.
Upon completion of Summer Bridge, participants will have
- Increased confidence in addressing the challenges faced in their first year of college including the academic rigor, financing their education, and personal adjustment
- Increased self-efficacy to navigate the resources available at the University of Houston