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Friday, September 21, 2018

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Man on the street: Does UH’s diversity translate to cultural competency?


 

Earlier this month, the University of Houston became the first school to win three HEED awards, which address diversity at colleges and universities, in the same year.

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) awards from INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine are unique and given annually to schools that focus on diversity and inclusion for all of their students.

The awards were given to the University of Houston, the UH School of Nursing and the UH Law Center.

According to the U.S. News & World Report, UH is the second-most diverse public university in the country. The Department of Education designated UH as both a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution by the Department of Education.

UH President and Chancellor Renu Khator formally received the HEED awards last week at the M. D. Anderson Library. The Cougar asked students if they thought others at UH had a good grasp of what diversity truly is, why it is important and what makes them diverse.

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