Students come to college to achieve their ultimate goal of earning a degree and obtaining a job after their years on campus. Yet, through their involvement with the Center for Student Involvement, students realize there is so much more to college life by engaging in co-curricular experiences. These experiences help them apply their classroom learning into practical skills, build relationships with peers and others, and create memories that last a lifetime. The Center for Student Involvement provides hands-on learning and engagement opportunities that gives students experiences to connect to the university and retain them through graduation.

Although our college campuses have been forced to move beyond our brick and mortar walls, we are committed to providing students with virtual ways to connect with others, continue to develop soft skills for future success, and have some fun! "Even though we may not be there on campus to physically deliver programs and events, our staff has been working daily to rethink student involvement, discovering new ways to engage our students in leadership, civic engagement, student organizations, and events," shared Dr. Tina Powellson, Director for the Center for Student Involvement.

This week, we redesigned our website to provide a significant number of online experiences, resources, and ideas for student engagement.  This can include videos, articles, online event ideas, and more!  We encourage students to visit the site and find ways to bolster their college experience virtually.

  • Leadership
    These resources provide students with the opportunity to gain new skills and learn about various leadership topics that will contribute to their overall development
  • Civic Engagement
    These resources help students learn about the community and the positive impacts that engagement can have on both their personal wellbeing and the wellbeing of others
  • Registered Student Organizations
    These resources empower students to lead their student organizations, as well as provide tools for student organization advisors
  • Programming
    This list of options provides students with a myriad of ways to stay connected and engaged with their fellow students in a fun and meaningful way

Virtual Office Hours

The Center for Student Involvement is also offering office hours via Zoom video conferencing.  If you would like to visit with someone to ask any questions you may have virtually, click on the Zoom link to meet with a staff member any time from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  You can also email the staff directly with specific area questions, linked at the top of the website.  For general questions, call 832.842.6245 or email csi@uh.edu

During this challenging time, we encourage students to find ways to engage with friends, learn something new, or just take a break from the stressors of life!  Reach out to the Center for Student Involvement to find ways to connect, discover, and engage with the University of Houston.

More about the Center for Student Involvement: CSI provides involvement opportunities for students at the University of Houston. Over 500 student organizations are registered with CSI and it is the central location for leadership programs and civic engagement opportunities. CSI staff support six university sponsored organizations with the planning and implementation of campus programs, events, and traditions. The Center for Student Involvement creates an inclusive and accessible environment that provides meaningful and diverse learning and involvement opportunities to impact student success.