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TSU Announces Partnership with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

14 April 2021

TSU has officially launched its partnership with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) to offer students the SIFMA Invest! platform throughout their time at TSU.

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KTSU Chosen to Lead National COVID-19 Outreach Campaign

14 April 2021

KTSU 90.9FM has received a $150,000 grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help lead a COVID-19 outreach campaign targeting underserved communities hit hardest by the pandemic.

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TSU to Host Events During Houston Money Week

29 March 2021

Texas Southern University's Jesse H. Jones School of Business and the Department of Default Prevention will host sessions during Houston Money Week, April 5 - 6, 202.

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Texas Southern Athletics, Academy Sports + Outdoors Adopts Houston Area Youth Team

26 March 2021

Academy Sports + Outdoors partnered with Texas Southern University Department of Athletics recently for its latest community service initiative as TSU adopted the Little Birdies Mobile Golf Academy students.

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 24 March 2021 TSU Expert Dr. Michael O. Adams Speaks About Funding Disparities Between Texas Higher Education Institutions

For generations, Black people in Houston have speculated in casual conversations that Texas Southern University has been grossly underfunded by the state of Texas, especially when compared to the funding received annually by the University of Texas at Austin.

 24 March 2021 TSU Interim President Kenneth Huewitt Speaks

Houston Defender's Exclusive Interview with Interim TSU President. Huewitt discusses his long-term goals, keeping alumni engaged, and other accomplishments.

 23 March 2021 TSU's Center for Justice Research Congratulates Newly Appointed Chief Finner

The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University congratulates Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner for his appointment as the city of Houston’s next Chief of Police.

 15 March 2021 TSU Receives Grant from Fashion Nova Cares and Megan Thee Stallion

Fashion Nova, a leading e-commerce fashion lifestyle brand, and cultural icon, TSU student, Megan Thee Stallion, announced "Women on Top," a philanthropic initiative.

 15 March 2021 College of Education Student Participates in Major League Baseball Conference

Andrew Walls, a senior Sport Management major from Houston, was selected by the Major League Baseball's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to attend the 2021 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference.

 11 March 2021 Conn's HomePlus Announces Scholarship for Texas Southern University

Conn's HomePlus to Annually Award Four Students with $10,000 Per Year for Four Years.

 03 March 2021 TSU Recognized by the Houston Rockets

Texas Southern University was recognized by the Houston Rockets during Black History Month for the TSU Sit-ins.

 01 March 2021 Texas Southern Receives $500,000 Pledge From Cadence Bank

The three-year pledge will support the JHJ Business School’s new Future Bankers Leadership Program (FBLP), set to start in the Fall 2021 semester.

 25 February 2021 Texas Southern University Student Surprised With Commission by the U.S. Coast Guard

TSU student Derrick Hudson received a surprise commission from the United States Coast Guard on Tuesday at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base.

 24 February 2021 Texas Southern University to Address Health Inequity Through Innovative Research & Scientific Advances

TSU recently received a 5-year, $8.63 million grant to establish the Center for Biomedical and Minority Health Research (CBMHR).

 03 February 2021 Thurgood Marshall Law Selected to Participate in National Expansion of Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship Program

TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law (Thurgood Marshall Law) is participating in the national expansion of the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship Program, in collaboration with other law schools across the country and the John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation.

 02 February 2021 Texas Southern University Receives $4.75M from Houston Endowment

TSU has been awarded funding totaling $4.75 million from Houston Endowment for several academic, arts and social justice initiatives.

 02 February 2021 Texas Southern University Celebrates Black History in the Space City

TSU kicked-off Black History Month on February 1st with various campaigns highlighting the excellence of Blacks in America.

 26 January 2021 TSU to Host "Building Opportunities for Business in Africa" Panel Discussions

Texas Southern University’s Office of the Provost, in partnership with the Office of External Affairs and KTSU 90.9FM, will host “Building Opportunities for Business in Africa,” from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on January 26.

 19 January 2021 Texas Southern University Debate Team Participates in Biden-Harris Virtual Inauguration

Texas Southern University’s renowned Debate Team will participate in the historic virtual inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris.

 13 January 2021 CW39 Feature Showcases Texas Southern's Aviation Program

CW39 Houston visited Ellington Field with TSU’s Aviation leadership and students on January 12 to learn more about the University’s distinctive four-year degree program.

 05 January 2021 TSU Regents Finalize Presidential Search Committee

Texas Southern University’s Board of Regents, led by Chairman Albert H. Myres, has begun the selection process to determine who will be the University’s next president.

 18 December 2020 TSU Receives ACE Award from BankMobile

Texas Southern has received the award for the second year in a row and is one of 178 schools recognized by BankMobile for being an industry leader in processing refunds for students.

 16 December 2020 TSU Student Veterans Serve Their Community for the Holidays

Torian “Ian” Parker, a senior history major, and Khristopher Singletary, a sophomore computer science major, were volunteers at the Houston Food Bank.

 14 December 2020 Jesse H. Jones Professor Appointed to the Fulbright Association Board of Directors

Dr. Kamala Raghavan, professor has been elected to the Fulbright Association Board of Directors under the leadership of Executive Director Dr. John Bade.

 14 December 2020 TSU Alumna Debuts New Christmas Single on KTSU 90.9 FM

Texas Southern University alumna and Houston native Ki’Ora Michelle has launched her music career and on Friday, December 11, 2020, her new single “The Christmas Song".

 11 December 2020 TSU Center for Justice Research to Participate in Study of Young Black Male Gun Possession

The Center for Justice Research was selected to join a $1 million Thurgood Marshall College Fund grant project exploring why young Black and urban youth carry guns.

 11 December 2020 TSU Professor Receives UNEP Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Robert D. Bullard, distinguished professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy has been awarded the 2020 Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement award.

 08 December 2020 Texas Southern Earns SACSCOC Reaccreditation

The SACSOC board of directors voted on December 4 to renew TSU’s institutional accreditation for the next 10 years.

 08 December 2020 KTSU 90.9 FM Partners to Produce Blood Drive and First Responders Recognition Ceremony

KTSU partner's for the Seventh Year Anniversary Blood Drive: SURVIVING – THRIVING & MOBILIZING blood drive.

 07 December 2020 TSU to Receive COVID-19 Testing Gift From Thermo Fisher Scientific

TSU is joining a growing number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to benefit from a $25 million-dollar donation of COVID-19 test kits, diagnostic equipment and related supplies from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

 07 December 2020 TSU’s Aviation Program Receives FAA Accreditation

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology (COSET) received the Part 141 program designation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in November.

 03 December 2020 TSU Introduces New Business Curriculum Through Banking Partnerships

The Future Bankers Leadership Program (FBLP) introduces TSU business students to the industry through a formal curriculum, interaction with executives and industry mentors, and commercial banking internships.

 25 November 2020 TSU's Center for Justice Research Releases Police Action Brief

The first in the series, the Banning Chokeholds brief grew directly out of the Center for Justice research's involvement in the Houston Mayor’s Police Reform Task Force and the recommendations of our National Police Reform Advisory Group.

 24 November 2020 TSU Celebrated the Class of 2020 with Eight Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Texas Southern University (TSU) conferred degrees to 1,800 graduates in eight ceremonies on campus during a special Fall Commencement Weekend held November 20-22.

 17 November 2020 TSU's Center for Justice Research Receives Donation from Chevron to Support Justice Reform Research

The Center for Justice Research (CJR) received support from Chevron with a $50,000 grant, aiding the Center’s research on equity-based criminal justice reform.

 16 November 2020 TSU Athletics Partners With Academy To Provide Holiday Cheer For 4 Local Families

The Texas Southern University Department of Athletics and Academy Sports + Outdoors partnered to brighten the lives of four local families ahead of this holiday season recently.

 10 November 2020 Texas Southern University Recognized in Unprecedented Beyoncé and Peloton Partnership

Peloton the world’s leading interactive fitness platform, and GRAMMY® Award-winning global entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé, today announced a broad, multi-year partnership.

 04 November 2020 Register for Transfer Day

Texas Southern University department of Outreach Services will host Virtual Transfer Day on November 6, 2020.

 28 October 2020 Texas Southern University to Host Virtual Tiger Day

The Office of Outreach Services is hosting a Virtual Tiger Day for prospective junior and senior high school students, and transfer students Thursday, October 29, 2020, and Friday, October 30, 2020

 23 October 2020 Texas Southern University to Host “Wintermester,” Opens Registration for Spring Semester

Texas Southern University (TSU) will hold a five-week “Wintermester” beginning November 30 to give students an opportunity to take online courses during Winter Break.

 16 October 2020 Texas Southern University Choir to Perform in the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Event

The Texas Southern University Choir will participate in the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s 2020 A Celebration of Reading event on KPRC 2 on Saturday, October 17.

 15 October 2020 Texas Southern University Announces All-Star Lineup of Radio Personalities To Join The Vibe

Rob G The General, Amir Diamond, Michele McKnight and Steve Nice are making their debut starting Monday, October 12, 2020, on The Vibe.

 14 October 2020 TSU March To The Polls Event

Texas Southern University Marches to the Polls to Kick Off Early Voting.

 12 October 2020 TSU Board Of Regents Announcement

Gov. Abbott Makes Three New Appointments to TSU Board of Regents.

 24 September 2020 TSU Career and Professional Development Center Presents Virtual Tiger Career Fair

More than 70 companies are set to join the Virtual Tiger Career Fair.

 23 September 2020 Student Participates in the 105 Voices of History HBCU National Concert Choir

Music Education major selected to participate in National HBCU Week 2020.

 23 September 2020 Student Academic Support Services Hosts SASS Academic Readiness Week

Departments across campus have teamed up to create virtual tutoring and academic workshops geared to prepare students for Mid-Term week.

 14 September 2020 National Hockey League to Support Criminal Justice Research at Texas Southern University

The Center for Justice Research (CJR) at TSU has received a pledge of financial support from the National Hockey League (NHL) to work toward creating “a procedurally just criminal justice system.

 14 September 2020 Alumni Back to School Campaign Helps Texas Southern Students In Need

The 2020 Alumni Back to School Campaign hopes to provide some relief to those students desperately in need.

 10 September 2020 Texas Southern Partners with Baylor College of Medicine's MIEHR Research Center

The universities will partner on research and community activities of the Maternal and Infant Environmental Health Riskscape (MIEHR) Research Center.

 01 September 2020 KTSU’s The Vibe Takes Over 90.9 FM Airwaves Labor Day Weekend with Drive-Thru Voter Registration Event

From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020, The Vibe, along with the (NAACP) Houston and the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) Young Professionals, will host The Movement Continues Drive-Thru Voter Registration and 2020 Census Drive on TSU’s campus.

 26 August 2020 TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law declared in full compliance with the ABA

The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association announced that Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law remains an approved law school.

 19 August 2020 Texas Southern University Migrates to the Cloud with Ellucian

TSU and Ellucian embark on collaborative journey for change with digital transformation initiative.

 09 August 2020 TSU’s Master of Public Administration Program Receives Reaccreditation

The Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs Master of Public Administration (MPA) program received accreditation for the third time from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

 05 August 2020 The Center for Justice Research Releases Report with The Black Public Defender Association

Save Black Lives takes a deep dive into the impact of COVID-19 and incarceration in Black communities through the lens of Black defenders and researchers

 28 July 2020 KTSU 90.9 FM Introduces New Station The Vibe

The Vibe will be the digital and innovative Urban Alternative station, powered by KTSU. Urban Alternative Format Brings Hip Hop, R&B, Neo Soul… and Madd Hatta to Expansion.

 22 July 2020 TSU Releases SWAC Fall Sports Statement

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced the postponement of all scheduled fall contests along with SWAC championships due to continuing concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

 17 July 2020 New Tiger Parents Page Debuts on TSU Website

Centralized location will help families prepare for unprecedented Fall 2020 semester. Information ranges from academics to housing and dining and other areas that contribute to the quality of life and safety of students.

 16 July 2020 KTSU 90.9 FM Debuts New Show, #OneVoice

KTSU, The Choice 90.9 is proud to debut #ONEVOICE, a new talk radio show that is designed to educate, empower and engage the Black community and its allies.

 16 July 2020 Texas Southern Alumni Stay Connected During COVID-19

Alumni have participated in virtual recruitment fairs, events, gatherings, chapter meetings, webinars and more hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations to stay informed and connected to the University.

 14 July 2020 The COVID-19 Hotline

Members of the TSU community can report if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive.

 14 July 2020 Texas Southern University Postpones Spring 2020 Commencement

Due to the escalating surge of COVID-19 cases in the Houston area, TSU must postpone the previously rescheduled Commencement ceremony that was to be held on August 8, 2020.

 14 July 2020 Texas Southern University Modifies Fall Academic Calendar

TSU will move to a modified 13-week schedule for the upcoming fall semester, which has students completing the term prior to the traditional Thanksgiving break.

 13 July 2020 TSU Online Learning Summit

The Office of Academic Affairs will host the TSU Online Learning Summit from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 15, for Texas Southern University faculty and staff members.

 24 June 2020 TSU's Center for Justice Research Launches National Police Reform Advisory Group

In the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death and the resulting national outcry for systemic policing reforms, Texas Southern University’s Center for Justice Research (CJR) has formed a National Police Reform Advisory Group.

 23 June 2020 Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation 2020 TBHF Award Recipient

The JHJ School of Business MBA graduate student, Qwintira Tallamon was recently chosen as a Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation 2020 TBHF Award Recipient for $15,000.

 22 June 2020 Harris County Introduces a COVID-19 Relief Fund

Harris County has established the Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide much needed relief to Harris County residents most impacted by the global pandemic.

 22 June 2020 TSU Faculty Expert List

TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues, and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society.

 22 June 2020 TSU's Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to Host Virtual Pride Month Discussion

TSU's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) is partnering with TSU S.H.A.P.E. to host an Instagram Live discussion at 3 p.m., June 23.

 18 June 2020 Seeing The Silver Lining in the Airline Industry

Despite the pandemic, future pilots have reason for optimism. Dr. Terence Fontaine, Director of Aviation for the Aviation Science and Technology program at TSU, predicts significant changes for the airline industry.

 18 June 2020 Professor Provides Advice on Next Steps for Those Who Are Unemployed

Due to COVID-19, millions of Americans have lost their jobs or been furloughed. Full Professor of Management in the Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Dr. Rochelle Parks-Yancy, has provided answers to questions that many unemployed workers face.

 15 June 2020 New Student Regent Appointment

Senior Political Science major Joseph Johnson has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott as the new Student Regent.

 12 June 2020 Celebrate Juneteenth with TSU

TSU Office of Student Life, Student Government Association and The Royal Court will present a virtual Juneteenth celebration.

 10 June 2020 Public Visitation, Service for Dr. Thomas Freeman Scheduled for June 16th

Texas Southern University will host a public visitation for Dr. Thomas F. Freeman on Tuesday, June 16, from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., with a memorial service to follow, in the Health & Physical Education (H&PE) Arena.

 10 June 2020 Student Health Services Uses Telemedicine in Wake of COVID-19

As students returned home in March due to novel coronavirus, the staff of Texas Southern University’s Student Health Services (SHS) made it their mission to provide remote telemedicine services.

 09 June 2020 TSU Regents Announce Scholarship Fund for George Floyd’s Daughter

TSU honors the memory of George Floyd on the day that he is laid to eternal rest.The Board, in conjunction with the TSU Foundation Board, has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd’s daughter.

 06 June 2020 Noted TSU Professor Dr. Thomas F. Freeman dies at 100

The esteemed leader served our institution for 70 years, beginning with his arrival on campus in 1949. What an impact he made during his time on Earth, specifically at TSU.

 05 June 2020 From Interim President Huewitt - George Floyd Incident

George Floyd was a product of our community and a proud graduate of Yates High School. His tragic, untimely death has shined a spotlight on inequity and racism in our society.

 04 June 2020 How to Protest in the Age of COVID-19

During protests, social distancing can be difficult, if not impossible. TSU Dean, Rashid Mosavin Gives Helpful Tips to Stay Healthy While Rallying.

 02 June 2020 TSU Board Approves Temporary Revision to Admissions Standards Due to COVID-19

The TSU Board of Regents unanimously approved a temporary addition to the existing university admissions standards, allowing an important COVID-19-related exemption for first-time, incoming freshman who meet specific criteria

 02 June 2020 Remote Advising Made Easy at TSU in the Age of Coronavirus

In spite of COVID-19, Texas Southern University current and prospective students can get their enrollment and advising questions answered remotely.

 02 June 2020 Student Leaders Participate in Virtual Inauguration

TSU student leaders logged onto Zoom to take their oath of office. Members of the Student Government Association, Royal Court, and University Program Council participated in TSU’s first-ever Virtual Inauguration.

 19 May 2020 TSU Online Library Transition

Because the migration from a totally print collection toward electronic access to content has been gradual and intentional, TSU’s Library Learning Center is well positioned to support TSU’s online programs at this time.

 19 May 2020 TSU Offers Students Online Career Assistance

Open to all students, as well as TSU alumni, the Career & Professional Development Center provides career development services.

 09 April 2020 TSU Transitions to Online Tutoring

As Texas Southern University students have made the transition to online learning, online tutoring is available to assist students as they navigate this new normal. Peer tutors utilize popular platforms like Tik Tok to interact with students.

 09 April 2020 Board of Regents Updates

Ken Huewitt Named Interim President and Regent Albert Myres Selected as Board Chair by Board of Regents.

 09 April 2020 New Summer and Fall Registration Dates

Due to internal adjustments related to the upcoming summer semester, the start of registration for both the summer and fall semesters has been delayed one week - with priority (special groups) registration beginning on Wednesday, April 15, and regular registration beginning on Monday, April 20.

 01 April 2020 2020 TMCF Scholarship Opportunity

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Scholarship team is proud to announce the 2020-2021 TMCF scholarship season is now open. The TMCF offers financial assistance to outstanding students attending publicly-supported HBCUs.

 31 March 2020 Spotlight on Texas Southern Freshman Roderick Coffee

Redshirt freshman, Roderick Coffee was slotted into the ninth spot in the lineup to start the 2020 baseball season for Texas Southern University in his first ever collegiate baseball game against New Mexico State University.

 31 March 2020 Armstrong, Rasas Earn NABC I All-District Honors

Texas Southern senior guard Tyrik Armstrong was named to the 2019-20 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 22 First Team while sophomore Yahuza Rasas earned second team honors.

 31 March 2020 Salak Earns All-SWAC Bowling Honors

Texas Southern senior bowler Summer Salak capped off the 2019-20 campaign with a spot on the All-SWAC Bowling Second Team.

 31 March 2020 Honors Studies was Celebrated at the Honors College Spring Luncheon

On Saturday, March 7, the Honors Studies program hosted the Honors College Spring Luncheon to raise funds benefiting the programs in the College.

 25 February 2020 Board of Regents Special Announcement - 2/20

The Texas Southern University Board of Regents announced that Dr. Austin Lane has entered into a settlement agreement with the University, officially ending his tenure with TSU.

 17 February 2020 Houston City Council Member is Keynote Speaker for Honors College Spring Luncheon

Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz is the keynote speaker for the Thomas F. Freeman (TFF) Honors College Spring Luncheon on Saturday, March 7, at 12:30 p.m. in the Tiger Room in the Sterling Student Life Center.

 09 February 2020 Temporary Suspension of Summer/Fall Registration

Online registration for the May mini-mester, Summer and Fall classes will be temporarily suspended beginning Friday, April 24, at 10 p.m. through the end of day on Thursday, April 30

 07 February 2020 Groundbreaking Ceremony for $10.4 million Cleburne Street Construction Project

Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Mayor Sylvester Turner and TSU Acting President Ken Huewitt Broke Ground on $10.4M Cleburne Street Construction.

 03 February 2020 16th Annual Research Week Program (Cancelled)

Texas Southern University’s Research Week Program is March 30-April 3, 2020. Research Week provides an avenue for promoting national and local awareness of the exciting research and outreach activities on the campus of TSU.

 31 January 2020 2020 Black History Month Events

2020 Black History Month Calendar of Events

 30 January 2020 China Travel Restriction Announcement

Texas Southern University is prohibiting all university travel to Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and any non-essential travel to China outside of Hubei Province.

 28 January 2020 TSU Named HBCU Institutional Leader by Fulbright

Texas Southern University is proud to be named a 2018-2019 Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader. TSU has been named one of the 19 HBCUs to receive this distinction.

 14 January 2020 “Fast Track” Classes Begin Jan. 27

Texas Southern University (TSU) students who need a more flexible schedule for the spring semester have a flexible alternative to consider – the “Fast Track to Graduation” option, which starts on Monday, January 27.

 07 January 2020 Board of Regents Special Announcement

The Texas Southern University Board of Regents today placed TSU President Dr. Austin A. Lane on administrative leave with pay.

 06 January 2020 Bank Mobile Ace Award

Texas Southern University recently received the 2019 ACE Award (for Achieving Campus Efficiency) as a result of its ongoing student refund partnership with BankMobile.

 05 December 2019 TSU, Lamar State College Orange Create Transfer Agreement

TSU, Lamar State College Orange Create Transfer Agreement. The leaders of Texas Southern University and Lamar State College Orange (SCOT) signed a memorandum of understanding on November 12 to create an academic pipeline between the two institutions.

 04 December 2019 AT&T Foundation SOS Donation

The AT&T Foundation recently contributed $100,000 toward Texas Southern University’s Summer of Success (SOS) program.

 28 November 2019 TSU Alumna Delivered Commencement Address

Dr. Cherry Ross Gooden, an educator and Texas Southern University (TSU) alumnus, will address graduates at TSU’s Winter Commencement.

 27 November 2019 TSU Band Opens Up for Megan Thee Stallion

Members of the Ocean of Soul drumline “The Funk Train” opened up for Houston hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion at White Oak Music Hall.

 18 November 2019 TSU Regents Announcement

Texas Southern University Board of Regents Special Announcement. The Texas Southern University Board of Regents, the Board’s counsel and its internal auditor proactively contacted local authorities after confirming certain improprieties related to the admissions process within the University based on an internal investigation.

 08 November 2019 Just Mercy Film Screening

Texas Southern University Division Of Student Services Will Host Special Screening on Nov. 13th of Just Mercy, starring Micheal B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson.

 08 November 2019 First–Generation College Celebration

November 8 is recognized as National First Generation College Student Day by the Center for First-Generation Student Success. Students at Texas Southern University will be celebrated for their contributions to our campus community.

 07 November 2019 Spring Registration

Spring Registration Opens Monday, Nov. 11. Students should go to MyTSU where there are step-by-step instructions to ensure registration eligibility.

 05 November 2019 MLK 2020 Birthday Celebration

Rothko Chapel and the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) will partner for a program to explore the influence of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement on environmental justice.

 16 October 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival

Texas Southern University has partnered with the world renown Monterey Jazz Festival to bring a FREE Music Symposium on October 24th-26, 2019.

 07 October 2019 2019 Homecoming Week

Homecoming Week: Day-by-Day Schedule of Events

 07 October 2019 Linda Toyota

Linda Toyota Selected to Jesse H. Jones School of Business Advisory Board. Toyota assumed her official appointment on September 9, 2019.

 04 October 2019 KTSU2 Radio Drama debuts Friday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m

The KTSU2 Radio Drama, a contemporary digital narrative that includes sound effects and original music, premieres live on Texas Southern University’s student run digital station.

 02 October 2019 Rap and Ride

Join TSU President Austin Lane and Student Government Association President Marcus Nash as They Talk to Students on the METRO AV Shuttle.

 02 October 2019 TSU Alumnus Jacquita Johnson to Share Peace Corp Experience During Roundtable

International Opportunities for TSU Students to be Explored During Oct. 8 Roundtable With Peace Corps Alumni and Director.

 13 September 2019 Harrison Richmond

Graduate Student Gains Rich Experience with ABC (Harrison Richmond)

 11 September 2019 Kendrick Davis

KTSU2 Radio Host Receives Internship with ABC (Kendrick Davis)

 11 September 2019 Tamerras Leonard

From the Shadows to Show Time: Senior Interns With ABC (Tamerras Leonard)

 22 August 2019 Campus Parking Updates

Beginning this fall, there will be several changes relating to University parking, including a reduction in parking rates.

 19 August 2019 UH and TSU to be Early Voting Locations in November 2019 Election

The University of Houston and Texas Southern University will serve as Early Voting and Election Day polling locations for the November 5, 2019 General and Special Elections.

 13 August 2019 Houston Universities Team up to Boost Minorities in Academia

Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH), have won a multi-million-dollar grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science.

 05 August 2019 Texas Southern University Royal Court

Members of the Texas Southern University Royal Court traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana for the 18th Annual HBCU Leadership Conference.

 05 August 2019 Texas Southern University National Alumni Association Held its 2019 Alumni Convention

Texas Southern University National Alumni Association Held its 2019 Alumni Convention July 26-28 in Austin, TX. At this year’s Awards Luncheon, several TSU alumnus were recognized for their leadership and dedication to lead the alumni charge.

 31 July 2019 Malcolm Allen Selected as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar

Malcolm Allen, an accounting major from San Diego, CA, was selected as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar.

 21 July 2019 Democratic Candidates Debate Information

TSU selected as venue for Democratic primary debate. September debate to be televised by ABC, Univision.

 17 July 2019 Joan R.M. Bullock Named Dean of Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL)

Joan R.M. Bullock named dean of Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL); will be the first female dean to lead law school since its founding.

 24 June 2019 Texas Southern University and METRO Introduce the Region’s First Shared Autonomous Shuttle

Texas Southern University is now home to the region’s first Shared Autonomous Shuttle. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning on the campus of TSU.

 24 June 2019 Texas Southern University Hosts Thurgood Marshall College Fund Fleischer HBCU Scholars Program

Fifty Houston-area high school rising seniors are experiencing a life-changing, week-long program at Texas Southern University.

 16 June 2019 Texas Southern to celebrate Dr. Freeman’s 100th birthday

On June 29, 2019, a 100th Birthday Brunch will be held in honor of legendary Texas Southern University Debate Coach Dr. Thomas F. Freeman’s 100th Birthday.

 15 June 2019 Texas Southern University President Selected as a Conference Honorary Co-Chair

Texas Southern University President Austin A. Lane has been selected as an Honorary Co-Chair for the National Black MBA Association Incorporated’s 41st Annual Conference & Exposition.

 14 June 2019 Dr. Teresa McKinney named Vice President of Student Services

Dr. Teresa McKinney has been named as Vice President of Student Services at Texas Southern University. McKinney, who has served as assistant vice president of student affairs at the University of North Texas since 2013, has an extensive background in all facets of student services.

 13 June 2019 TSU announces new academic leaders for five colleges, schools

The Texas Southern University Board of Regents approved the appointment of five academic deans at its June 13, 2019, meeting. “Each of these deans is uniquely qualified to lead their respective areas,” said TSU President Dr. Austin A. Lane.

 05 June 2019 Autonomous Vehicle Debuted on June 3

You’ve probably noticed the designation of the center of the Tiger Walk for the Automated Vehicle (AV) Shuttle. The shuttle is a joint project of TSU, METRO and HGAC.

 05 June 2019 Staff Council Hosts 2019 Staff Development Day

Last Wednesday, Texas Southern University staff members invested in themselves during “Staff Development Day.”

 05 June 2019 TSU professors contribute to award-winning novel

Professors Karen Kossie-Chernyshev Ph.D., and Michon Benson, PhD contribute to the novel A Jim Crow Romance (Outskirts Press, 2017), which won first place in the "African American" category in the 2019 Indie Book Awards, an awards program showcasing works from independent publishers.

 05 June 2019 School of Communications Interim Dean Named as a fellow in the Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication

Dr. Rockell Brown-Burton, interim dean of the School of Communication, is one of nine Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication members who were selected to participate in the 2019-20 class of AEJMC's Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication.

 05 June 2019 TSU to host Ivey Publishing case teaching/writing workshop

Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business is partnering with Ivey Business School and Ivey Publishing – for a three-day case teaching and writing workshop. The event will be held June 24-27, 2019, on the TSU campus in the Gerald B. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship & Executive Development.

 24 May 2019 Homecoming Datesaver: Oct. 6-12, 2019

Set your calendar now for Homecoming 2019 - Oct. 6-12!

 17 May 2019 Electronic transcript requests now available for students and alumni

Texas Southern University has refined its process for current students and alumni requesting official university transcripts.

 17 May 2019 SGA President Reflects on His Time at TSU

Legacy student Aaron Dallas will follow his family’s tradition of being an alumnus of Texas Southern University at Saturday’s Commencement.

 14 May 2019 TSU Partners with Crowley Independent School Distict

Monday May 6, President Lane signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Crowley Independent School District and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael McFarland.

 14 May 2019 Texas Southern to recognize James Prince with Honorary Degree

Houston native and legendary entrepreneur/music mogul James Prince will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Texas Southern University during Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

 14 May 2019 Students visit KHOU Channel 11 Studios in Houston

Students in the School of Communication visited the KHOU studios to gain more insight into their field.

 14 May 2019 TSU HOSA Dominates State Conference

Members of the Texas Southern University chapter of Health Occupations Students of America competed in the 2019 HOSA competition in San Antonio, TX.

 14 May 2019 Retirees Recognized at Annual Retirement Celebration

TSU recognized retiring Tigers last night at the President’s Annual Retirement Celebration.

 14 May 2019 Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Hosts Pre-Ramadan Potluck

At the beginning of the month, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosted a Pre-Ramadan Potluck.

 14 May 2019 Wilson Receives Lifetime Achievement Recognition

Congratulations to Bobby Wilson, the L. Lloyd Woods Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, for being selected for inclusion in the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement publication.

 09 May 2019 Special Friday Summer Hours ( June 3-Aug 9)

During the summer (June 3-August 9), Texas Southern University will operate on a special summer schedule. Monday-Thursday, offices will be open slightly longer, and Friday hours will be modified according to the following schedule, with some offices closed on Friday.

 08 May 2019 Hasan K. Mack announced as the new Chairman of the TSU Board of Regents

Texas Southern University Board of Regents member Hasan K. Mack, of Austin, has been announced as the new Chairman of the TSU Board of Regents.

 07 May 2019 Angela Rye to Deliver Texas Southern University’s Commencement Address

Angela Rye, who brings a unique perspective of strategy and policymaking inside the beltway of the nation’s capital, will be the speaker at Texas Southern University’s Spring 2019 Commencement.

 03 May 2019 Tiger Awards/State of the University Recap

The 2nd annual Tiger Awards and State of the University event brought together TSU faculty, staff and students in Sawyer Auditorium.

 02 May 2019 Texas Southern University Announces 2019 – 2020 Campus Royalty

Texas Southern University is pleased to announce its Campus Royalty for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

 02 May 2019 Texas Southern University Raises $1.2 Million at Annual Maroon & Gray Affair

Texas Southern University (TSU) hosted its third annual Maroon & Gray Affair on Saturday, April 27 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Houston. The gala raised a record $1.2 million for student scholarships.

 19 April 2019 TSU will be closed on Friday, May 10

TSU will be closed on Friday, May 10

 15 April 2019 TSU Alumnus Earns "Men of Vision Award" in NYC

TSU alumnus Jason Parker (bachelor’s degree in 2006; and ’14 eMPA graduate) was nominated for and accepted the Reverend Al Sharpton National Action Network (NAN) New York Citys chapter 2019 Men of Vision Award at a ceremony last month.

 15 April 2019 TMSL Law and Law Student Bar Association Host Movie Screening

To kick off Law Week 2019, the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Bar Association hosted the screening of a documentary entitled, “The Strange Demise of Jim Crow.”

 15 April 2019 TSU University Museum Show Exhibit of Graduating Seniors

The University Museum presents its annual exhibition of graduating seniors opening on Thursday April 18, 2019.

 11 April 2019 The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences has recognized Center for Justice Research Director and Research Fellow with Faculty-Mentee Awards

Professor Howard Henderson and Doctoral Student Jennifer Bourgeois were the recipients of the ACJS Minority Mentor – Mentee Mentor Awards awarded at its annual conference held in Baltimore, Maryland.

 03 April 2019 TSU Photographer Selected as a Texas State Artist for 2020

Longtime Texas Southern University Photographer Earlie Hudnall, Jr. was selected by the Texas State Legislature as one of the Texas State Artists for 2020 in the two-dimensional category.

 02 April 2019 House Judiciary Committee Oversight

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, invites you to the House Judiciary subcommittee on constitution, civil rights, and civil liberties official field hearing on: The Enforcement of the Voting Rights act in the State of Texas.

 02 April 2019 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to Support Projects in Africa

Declan I. Onwudiwe from Texas Southern University was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Nigeria to work with Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike.

 01 April 2019 Texas Southern University Theatre Presents "Home for Thanksgiving"

Texas Southern University Theatre presents “Home for Thanksgiving,” an engaging and humorous family drama written and directed by TSU Associate Professor of Theatre Thomas Meloncon.

 31 March 2019 TSU to Participate in HUB Exposition

The Office of Procurement Services, Purchasing Division staff will participate in the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Connection Seminar and Expo May 6th and 7th at the Irving Convention Center. The annual event allows state agencies to meet HUB vendors and develop strategies for increasing HUB purchases.

 30 March 2019 Texas Southern University to host community policing workshop

The Center for Justice Research, along with co-sponsors MEASURE, MARK43 and the Houston Police Department, will host the 2019 Big Data Community Policing Workshop focused on data and reform.

 25 March 2019 Texas Southern University investor rating elevated to ‘positive’; Second rating upgrade since 2017 affirmed by Moody’s Investors Service

Texas Southern University received its second consecutive financial rating upgrade since 2017 when Moody’s Investors Service revised its outlook from “stable” to “positive.”

 25 March 2019 Tigers end memorable season

The Tigers set the school record for wins in a season (25) and went on their longest postseason tournament run since joining the NCAA in 1978.

 20 March 2019 Community input still requested for Cleburne Street improvements

Texas Southern University, in coordination with Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis, has conducted upcoming improvements to Cleburne Street in the vicinity of the TSU campus, which are scheduled to begin this summer.

 17 March 2019 Texas Southern University's Debate Team Wins 2019 HBCU National Speech and Debate Championship

Texas Southern University’s Debate Team continues its reign as champions.

 12 March 2019 KTSU2 Launch Day

Texas Southern University launched its first student-run, live-stream radio station, KTSU2 – The Voice.

 11 March 2019 Thomas F. Freeman Honors College Luncheon

Thomas F. Freeman Honors College of Texas Southern University will host its luncheon/fundraiser, with keynote address from the Honorable Dr. Teta Banks, chairperson of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), Saturday, March 23, at 12:30 p.m. in the TSU University Museum.

 10 March 2019 Kevin Granger Named Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics

Kevin Granger, was named permanently to the position of Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics.

 29 January 2019 Dr. Austin A. Lane Appointed to Texas Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees

HOUSTON (January 29, 2019) – Dr. Austin A. Lane, president of Texas Southern University (TSU), has been appointed to serve on the Texas Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees.

 14 January 2019 TSU Students Visit the McGovern Medical School

Dr. Mark Harvey, center, leads his group of Texas Southern University students on a study of the decommissioned cyclotron facility, with the help of UTHealth.

 12 January 2019 Dr. Brian Perez performs in World Premiere of “Eulerian Circles”

On Saturday, January 12, Dr. Brian Perez, director of Jazz Studies, performed the world premiere of “Eulerian Circles” in Washington D.C. The piece, composed for Dr. Perez by Texas Southern University composition professor Dr. Daniels Adams

 09 January 2019 Thurgood Marshall School of Law Graduate Lands Job

Ieshia Champs, a Thurgood Marshall School of Law graduate whose graduation picture featuring her children went viral, was recently appointed as an assistant county attorney in the Children’s Protection Practice Group for Harris County.

 24 October 2018 Rep. Zerwas delivers coin toss for Tiger football

Texas State Representative John Zerwas provided the coin toss for Texas Southern University’s November 11th football game against the Southern University Jaguars. Zerwas,

 30 August 2018 Texas Southern University receives $5.1 million grant for cancer research

HOUSTON (August 30, 2018) – Texas Southern University (TSU) scholars will help in the fight against cancer via a recently announced $5.1 million academic research grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The five-year grant is a Core Facility Support award,

 29 August 2018 Thurgood Marshall School of Law Makes Progress Toward Full ABA Standards Compliance

HOUSTON (August 9, 2018) – The Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) has concluded that Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law is making progress toward full compliance of several ABA standards that were found to be in violation in 2015 and 2016. The committee further concluded that the law school has achieved complete remediation of one standard.

 27 August 2018 Fast Track to Graduation (FTG) Program

Looking for an alternative to the traditional college schedule? Do you want to enroll at TSU but can’t get started in August?

 27 August 2018 KTSU Radio, 90.9 Adds to Line-Up and Programming

Southern University Vice President for University Advancement Eva K. Pickens and KTSU Radio 90.9 FM General Manager Ernest Walker are announcing a new schedule line up, new shows and hosts at the university’s radio station. TSU students will have significant roles as hosts and interns at several levels at the campus radio station. The enhanced schedule and programming will begin on Monday, May 2.

 31 July 2018 Mayor Turner honors TSU Debate Team

The world-renowned Debate Team at Texas Southern University received a proclamation from Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Councilman Dwight Boykins in honor of their win at the inaugural HBCU National Speech and Debate Championship Tournament in January. Mayor Turner declared June 19 as Texas Southern University Debate Team Day in Council chambers at City Hall.

 31 July 2018 Computer Science team develops ‘Roll Call’ app to track attendance

When Texas Southern University Computer Science professor, Dr. Oscar Criner sat down with his students in 2013 to develop new software, he urged his students to assess the market and see where the programming application needs were.

 31 July 2018 Former Miss TSU named Miss Black U.S. Ambassador for D.C.

Jesse H. Jones School of Business alumna Marinda Frugé has been elected to represent the District of Columbia in the Miss Black U.S. Ambassador Program. Frugé will be competing in the national pageant July 3-9 in Oklahoma City.

 30 July 2018 Ford Fund launches 2016 HBCU community challenge

The Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund are searching for students to compete in the 2016 Ford Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Challenge. The program, now in its fourth year, has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships and grants to student teams.

 29 June 2018 AKAs hold bench dedication, #ThinkHBCU check presentation at TSU

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority visited Texas Southern on June 19 for a bench dedication and to present a check for $10,000 to TSU President Dr. Austin A. Lane as part of their “29 Moments of Service” and the #ThinkHBCU initiative. The AKAs are preparing for their biennial conference to be held July 6-12 in Houston.

 28 June 2018 AACSB reaffirms Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern

HOUSTON (June 20, 2018) -The Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University has received accreditation from AACSB International. The organization's peer-review team delivered a rigorous evaluation that included checking strategic management and innovation and the academic engagement of students and faculty. TSU's business degree programs are accredited for five years and the next on-site review will take place in 2022.

 26 June 2018 KTSU moves up in national ranking

HOUSTON (June 20, 2018) – KTSU-FM 90.9, the community radio station on the campus of Texas Southern University has been ranked #29 nationwide in public radio, according to a report by Nielsen Audio via the Radio Research Consortium. KTSU has been a cultural and community anchor in the Houston community for 47 years.

 24 June 2018 Art student exhibit set to open June 30 at University Museum

HOUSTON (June 26, 2018) – The collective work from 21 art majors at Texas Southern University is the focus of an innovative new exhibit. Changing of the Guard: Emerging Artists of 2018steps out of the artistic norm by combining various stories, symbols and themes with social, cultural and political issues through mixed media art.

 22 June 2018 Texas Southern signs MOU with Tarrant County College

TSU President Austin A. Lane, Tarrant County College Chancellor Eugene Giovannini (l-r, seated) with Glenn O. Lewis, chairman and TCC Provost Elva LeBlanc after signing an academic partnership agreement in Fort Worth.

 18 June 2018 Governor Abbott appoints TSU law school alumnus to 93rd District Court

Attorney Jaime Tijerina has been appointed judge of the 93rd Judicial District Court by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

 16 May 2018 Texas Southern enhances Commencement experience

Texas Southern University will hold two ceremonies for the 2018 Spring Commencement. Ceremony One will start at 8:00 a.m. and Ceremony Two will begin at 12:30 p.m.

 15 May 2018 TSU baseball heads to NCAA tourney

Texas Southern University Tigers have been selected as the #4 seed in the 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament. TSU will face the Texas Longhorns, seeded #1 in the tournament’s regional match-up, on Friday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. CDT in Austin. The game will be broadcast live on the Longhorn Network.

 18 April 2018 TSU dean, police chief honored as city's 'most influential' of 2017 by Houston Woman magazine

Texas Southern University (TSU) is proud to announce that Dr. Lillian B. Poats, dean of the College of Education, and Mary Young, executive director and chief of police for the Department of Public Safety, have been named as two of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2017” by Houston Woman magazine.

 14 April 2018 Beyoncé gives scholarship dollars to TSU

Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, has announced a partnership with, the charitable arm of tech giant Google, to award four new scholarships to Historic Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program. The iconic performer also issued a challenge to other businesses to join in investing in excellence through education. Beyoncé made history April 14 at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by becoming the first African-American woman to headline in the festival’s 19-year run.

 12 April 2018 TSU, Rice, other Universities Join New Digital Initiative

HOUSTON (April 12, 2018) – Texas Southern University (TSU) is proud to join a consortium of colleges with Rice University in its plan to develop an innovation hub for Houston. The initiative will be housed in the former Sears building in midtown Houston, which is owned by Rice University, turning the 9.4-acre site into a center for collaborative programs to join academic, corporate and entrepreneurial sectors.

 11 April 2018 Roland Martin to deliver TSU Commencement address

Roland Martin, an award-winning print, radio and television journalist who is a host on TV One, will be the keynote speaker at Spring Commencement exercises at Texas Southern University on Saturday, May 12. TSU will hold two ceremonies at 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Martin will speak at both events.

 26 March 2018 Tamron Hall to deliver the keynote address, En Vogue to perform at Maroon and Gray Affair

Tamron Hall, an Emmy-nominated journalist, former national news anchor for NBC News, and current host of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on the Investigation Discovery channel will serve as keynote speaker for Texas Southern University’s second annual Maroon & Gray Affair. The black-tie fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel Houston. All proceeds will help close the financial gap for TSU students.

 20 March 2018 TSU increases critical community partnerships

Texas Southern University President Austin A. Lane has held meetings with leaders of local, state and national companies and organizations in an effort to enhance real-world experiences for TSU students. The effort is designed to strengthen partnerships in the business community to provide young academics with interactive opportunities in professional settings.

 19 March 2018 TSU breaks ground on a new Library Learning Center

Texas Southern University officials commemorated construction of its new Library Learning Center today in a special groundbreaking ceremony. The library will be located adjacent to the Barbara Jordan–Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. The state-of-the-art facility is slated to open in Fall 2019.

 16 March 2018 Drs. Freeman, Henderson recognized as 'history makers' during mayoral event

Dr. Thomas F. Freeman was the inaugural recipient of Mayor Sylvester Turner's History Makers Awards–Living Legend. Freeman was feted on February 9 at the Houstonian Hotel at a luncheon hosted by Comcast. Dr. Bobbie Henderson, longtime College of Education professor and founder of TSU’s Center on the Family, was honored for her years of volunteer work with the United Way of Greater Houston’s Bright Beginnings program which focuses on early childhood education

 15 March 2018 TSU Tigers to face Xavier Musketeers in NCAA Tournament

HOUSTON (March 15, 2018) – Texas Southern University (TSU) continues its historic drive in the NCAA Tournament after moving on Wednesday night with a decisive 64-46 win over North Carolina Central in the First Four round of the NCAA Tournament. The victory secured TSU’s invitation to the Big Dance and a prime-time television match.

 15 March 2018 Debate Team Wins International Competition

HOUSTON (March 15, 2018) – The world-renowned Debate Team at Texas Southern University won the 28th Annual International Forensics Association’s Speech and Debate Tournament held March 12-13, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. TSU’s Debate Team was crowned 2018 International Champions and will bring home 34 trophies, including 10 first-place awards. The International Forensics Association (IFA) is an affiliate of the National Communication Association (NCA).

 13 March 2018 Commissioner Ellis, Mayor Turner announce $30 million project to repair streets in the TSU-UH corridor

HOUSTON (March 13, 2018) – Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a joint agreement today in which Precinct One will pay $30 million to improve seven streets in the Texas Southern University-University of Houston corridor.

 14 February 2018 Texas Southern University Partners with Comcast to Provide Xfinity On Campus to Students

HOUSTON (March 12, 2018) – Comcast has partnered with Texas Southern University (TSU) to offer its Xfinity On Campus service to TSU students. Students can now watch live TV, On Demand and recorded content on their IP-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and Roku players. The service is included with room and board and available to more than 800 students living in on-campus housing.

 13 February 2018 TSU recognized by national online learning body

Texas Southern University has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation offering online learning by The Community for Accredited Online Schools ( The site released its annual ranking for 2017, honoring Texas Southern University for their excellence in online learning. The Community for Accredited Online Schools is a leading resource for campus and online learning.

 12 February 2018 TSU’s Debate Team claims first HBCU championship

The world-renowned Debate Team at Texas Southern University won the inaugural HBCU National Speech and Debate Championship Tournament on January 28 at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. The three-day competition featured teams from 22 historically Black colleges and universities from across the country.

 11 February 2018 State delivers insurance check to TSU for hurricane repairs

State delivers insurance check to TSU for hurricane repairs Texas Southern University accepted $500,000 payment from the State Office of Risk Management (SORM) September 12 to begin repairs to campus buildings following Hurricane Harvey in early September. The funds are proceeds from SORM’s Statewide Insurance Program.

 09 February 2018 Drs. Freeman, Henderson recognized as 'history makers' during mayoral event

Dr. Thomas F. Freeman was the inaugural recipient of Mayor Sylvester Turner's History Makers Awards–Living Legend. Freeman was feted on February 9 at the Houstonian Hotel at a luncheon hosted by Comcast. Dr. Bobbie Henderson, longtime College of Education professor and founder of TSU’s Center on the Family, was honored for her years of volunteer work with the United Way of Greater Houston’s Bright Beginnings program which focuses on early childhood education.

 27 January 2018 Dr. Bobby Wilson Receives Lifetime Mentor Award

Dr. Bobby Wilson has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) “for his extraordinary efforts to significantly increase the number of African Americans with Ph.D. degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).”

 26 January 2018 TSU's Office of Continuing Education launches the Atty. Ricky Anderson Entertainment Law Inst.

The Office of Continuing Education has increased its online certificate programming with the addition of the Attorney Ricky Anderson Entertainment Law Institute Virtual Campus (ARAELI). The institute’s e-learning certificates are designed to prepare students and lifelong learners for today’s competitive global entertainment and media marketplace.

 25 January 2018 Filmmaker Stanley Nelson visits TSU to screen new documentary

Stanley Nelson, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, visited Texas Southern as part of his HBCU tour to promote his new film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. TSU and KTSU sponsored a screening and panel discussion on August 12 in Sawyer Auditorium. The panel featured Nelson, Dr. Austin Lane, Professor Emeritus Dr. Thomas Freeman and SGA President Corbrin Burton.

 24 January 2018 Dr. Bullard ranked among top urban planning professors

Dr. Robert D. Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at TSU, was ranked 11th in the top 25 rankings of urban planning faculty in the United States and Canada. Professor Bullard’s book, Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality” was ranked 8th on the top 25 rankings of cited publications by urban planning faculty. The rankings were compiled by Tom Sanchez of Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs using Google Scholar Citations. Click here for the complete rankings.

 23 January 2018 TSU's Office of Continuing Education launches the Atty. Ricky Anderson Entertainment Law Inst.

The Office of Continuing Education has increased its online certificate programming with the addition of the Attorney Ricky Anderson Entertainment Law Institute Virtual Campus (ARAELI). The institute’s e-learning certificates are designed to prepare students and lifelong learners for today’s competitive global entertainment and media marketplace.

 22 January 2018 TSU introduces new Center for Justice Research

HOUSTON (January 22, 2018) – Texas Southern University (TSU) announced the establishment of the Center for Justice Research (CJR), a new initiative designed to produce innovative solutions to criminal justice reform and address challenges in America’s criminal justice system. TSU was awarded $2.7 million by the Center for Advancing Opportunity, an initiative supported by funding from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

 20 December 2017 President and Mrs. Lane host second annual holiday celebration

Texas Southern University President and Mrs. Austin A. Lane hosted their second annual University-wide Holiday Celebration on December 7 in the Student Center cafeteria. President Lane’s executive cabinet greeted faculty and staff

 16 December 2017 Gospel superstar Yolanda Adams praises TSU students for finishing in address

HOUSTON (December 16, 2017) – Texas Southern University held its 2017 Winter Commencement ceremony on December 16, conferring degrees to the University’s August and December 2017 graduates.

 15 December 2017 TSU to create specialized academic support software

Texas Southern University has partnered with the Education Advisory Board (EAB), a research and technology company based in Washington, D.C., to improve the outcome of the University’s top priority – student success and completion.

 14 December 2017 TSU Basketball set to be broadcast on AT and T Sports Network Southwest

Texas Southern University Athletics has announced a new television deal with AT and T Sports Network Southwest that will expand the networks' coverage of TSU Athletics to include Tigers and Lady Tigers Basketball for the 2017-18 season.

 11 December 2017 Doctoral student experiments SOAR at NASA

Texas Southern University doctoral students Rossalin Goss and Elvis Okoro were selected to participate in NASA’s Student Opportunities in Airborne Research (SOAR) missions. The pair were two of more than 130 students from seven

 04 December 2017 Gospel superstar, TSU alumna Yolanda Adams to serve as Winter Commencement speaker

HOUSTON (December 1, 2017) – Yolanda Adams, a Grammy Award-winning Gospel singer, will address graduates at Texas Southern University’s Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

 30 November 2017 Former TSU athlete and coach inducted into SWAC Hall of Fame

Dr. Dwalah Fisher was selected as one of the nine class members to be inducted into the 2017 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Hall of Fame

 30 November 2017 Houston mayor tosses pre-game coin at TSU vs. PVU Labor Day Classic football game

The Texas Southern University Tigers football team battled rival Prairie View A&M on November 25 in the annual Labor Day Classic. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who was the special guest of TSU President Austin Lane, provided the

 29 November 2017 TSU students complete holiday food drives

Texas Southern University students are dedicated to serving their immediate community. Students in two organizations, American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and the Louis Stokes Alliance for

 20 November 2017 Earl Carl Institute celebrates 25 years of service

The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc. (ECI) is commemorating 25 years of service to the Greater Houston area.

 17 November 2017 Collier receives 2017 ELC Scholarship

Anthony Collier has been announced as a recipient of the Executive Leadership Council’s (ELC) 2017 Alvaro L. Martins Scholarship. Collier, a senior honors student from Manor, Texas, has a double major in History and Political Science. ELC is the

 16 November 2017 Jesse H Jones School of Business announces new partnership

The Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJ) and Aspect, a leading global provider of cloud commodity trading and risk management solutions, announced a new partnership on October 31.

 10 November 2017 TSU partners with the U.S Coast Guard

Texas Southern University and the United States Coast Guard entered into a memorandum of agreement in an official signing ceremony on November 13 in Hannah Hall. The agreement provides the framework that establishes a

 08 November 2017 Texas Transportation Hall of Honor to induct former TSU professor

Dr. Naomi W. Ledé, founder of TSU’s Center for Transportation Training and Research (CTTR) will be inducted into the Texas Transportation Hall of Honor.


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 02 November 2017 Gary Bledsoe named TMSL interim dean

Texas Southern University has announced that former Texas Southern University Regent Gary Bledsoe will assume the role of interim dean at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

 02 November 2017 Dr. Kendall Harris tapped to lead TSU academic affairs

Texas Southern University is pleased to announce that Kendall T. Harris, Ph.D., P.E., has been selected as the new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

 26 October 2017 JHJ preparing for annual teaching conference, October 26-27

Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJ) will host its 25th annual Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference (SWBATC) on October 26-27, 2017.

 20 October 2017 TSU commemorated 90th anniversary with Homecoming celebration

Texas Southern University’s campus was abuzz for seven days as students, alumni, faculty and staff celebrated its 2017 Homecoming – Tiger Dynasty: The Reign Continues – from October 7-14

 16 October 2017 TSU welcomes new deans to lead School of Communication and Freeman Honors College

HOUSTON (October 13, 2017) – Texas Southern University is proud to announce that two top professors have been named as deans, leading the academic community in

 10 October 2017 Statement on non-sanctioned University event

HOUSTON (October 11, 2017) - Texas Southern University welcomes free speech and all viewpoints on campus as part of our collegiate experience. A student event at TSU’s Thurgood Marshall

 10 October 2017 Tony Wyllie inducted into NBCAHOF

The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. will host its Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

 09 October 2017 "The Dawn of a New Reign"

“The Dawn of a New Reign”, the coronation ceremony of Miss TSU Tramauni Brock and Mister TSU Chad Zeno launched Texas Southern University’s Homecoming 2017 slate of events.

 06 October 2017 Links chapter open HBCU initiative at TSU

TSU President Austin Lane served as the guest speaker for The Links, Incorporated Missouri City Chapter as they launched their “Links Support HBCUs” initiative.

 05 October 2017 President Lane leads panel on HBCUs in Texas

President Austin Lane participated in the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival September 23 in Austin. Lane was part of the Public and Higher Education committee and the panel

 02 October 2017 Dr. Freeman receives Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Award

Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, iconic TSU professor and Debate Team head coach emeritus, received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF)

 15 September 2017 TSU celebrating 90 years of education and service with a 12-month slate of events

Texas Southern University (TSU) will begin a yearlong celebration to commemorate the 90th anniversary of its founding on Thursday, September 14, 2017

 15 September 2017 State delivers insurance check to TSU for hurricane repairs

Texas Southern University accepted $500,000 payment from the State Office of Risk Management (SORM) September 12 to begin repairs to campus buildings following Hurricane Harvey

 07 September 2017 Scholarship fund receives major donation from Rockets star

Houston Rockets guard James Harden donated $100,000 to Texas Southern University on August 20. The gift is designated for scholarships to aid students in financial need.

 04 September 2017 SELF Cares salutes TSU first responders

Bo Porter and his wife, Stacey honored Texas Southern University’s first responders today through their SELF Foundation. Porter, a Major League Baseball executive and former Houston Astros manager,

 01 September 2017 Melinda Spaulding named VP of University Advancement

Texas Southern University’s Board of Regents unanimously confirmed Melinda Spaulding Chevalier as the new Vice President of University Advancement.

 23 August 2017 TSU is now home to NAACP official archives

Texas Southern University has been designated as the official depository of records from the Texas NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

 09 August 2017 Moody's revises TSU's outlook to stable, affirms Baa3 rating

In a move that signals that Texas Southern University finances are trending upward, Moody's Investors Service has revised the school’s financial outlook from negative to stable

 04 August 2017 SOS participants gearing up for Fall 2017

The overwhelming success of Texas Southern University’s inaugural Summer of Success (SOS) program in 2016 is being challenged by this year’s participants who are hard at...

 03 August 2017 Dr. Wardlaw receives top museum award

Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, director and curator of TSU’s University Museum and art history professor, was presented with the Dr. John E. Fleming Award at the Association of

 02 August 2017 Fifth Ward Film Festival coming to the DeLuxe Theater

The DeLuxe Theater and Texas Southern University will host the premiere of The Fifth Ward Documentary Film Festival. The event will be held August 4 through August 6, 2017

 20 July 2017 TSU National Alumni Convention coming to New Orleans July 20-23

The Texas Southern University National Alumni Association will host their 2017 TSU National Alumni Convention from July 20-23, at the Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

 14 July 2017 TSU, H-GAC begin transportation internship program

Texas Southern University (TSU) and the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) have partnered to facilitate an internship program for TSU transportation studies students

 13 July 2017 TSU National Society of Collegiate Scholars earns Certified Gold Star status

Texas Southern University’s National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter (TSUNSCS) has been recognized by its governing body as a Certified Gold Star chapter for the 2016-2017 academic year.

 12 July 2017 Outstanding Faculty Recognized

Several outstanding faculty members were recognized for their distinguished work during the 2016-2017 academic year May 10 at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards reception

 11 July 2017 TSU’s 70th SGA Administration sworn into office

The 2017- 2018 SGA Administration is front row (l-r) Senator Glensia Robinson, Executive Secretary Sidney Guillory, Miss TSU Tramauni Brock,

 07 July 2017 TSU students take the lead in summer internships

Students take the lead in summer internship

 05 July 2017 TSU announces partnership with KIPP

Texas Southern University (TSU), KIPP Foundation and KIPP Houston Public Schools (KIPP) will enter into a memorandum of understanding to develop programs that address the challenges of low-income...

 04 July 2017 TSU announces new Urban Research Center

Texas Southern University is pleased to announce the formation of its new Urban Research and Resource Center (URRC). Created through collaborative efforts between faculty and staff from Thurgood Marshall School of

 03 July 2017 Freshman Seminar returns as a graduation requirement

Texas Southern University stakeholders are celebrating the return of the University’s Freshman Seminar course (FS 102). TSU’s Curriculum Committee approved...

 15 May 2017 Two future Tigers awarded Music Doing Good Scholarships

Music Doing Good, a local non-profit, has partnered with Texas Southern University and three other area schools for an innovative scholarship program, the Music Doing Good College-Bound Fund. Marie Bosarge

 11 May 2017 TSU salutes retiring COPHS faculty trio

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) faculty celebrated and saluted the long-standing commitment of Drs. Jean Hampton, Jackie McVea, and Professor Dorothy Quiller

 10 May 2017 TSU recognized by national online learning body

Texas Southern University has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation offering online learning by The Community for Accredited Online Schools

 09 May 2017 TSU Athletics shines in a new era with big wins

Texas Southern Athletics has had a remarkable year, bringing a total of seven championship and league titles to campus. TSU earned regular season and tournament titles in men's and women's basketball,

 09 May 2017 Texas Southern celebrates Spring Commencement

Texas Southern University saluted 1,139 candidates for graduation during Spring Commencement exercises on May 13 in TSU’s H&PE Arena.

 08 May 2017 Professor awarded Pitt biology fellowship

Dr. Audrey Player, assistant professor of biology, has been selected to work in the laboratory of Dr. Sandra Murray at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine

 02 May 2017 Maroon & Gray Affair recognizes outstanding students and alumni

Texas Southern University held its inaugural Maroon and Gray Affair on April 29 at the Marriott Marquis Houston and raised in excess of $800,000 in scholarship money for deserving TSU students

 02 May 2017 Dallas High Schools filled with future Tigers

College acceptance season is in full swing. TSU President Austin Lane capped off the April leg of his high school recruitment tour with visits to Lincoln High School and Kimball High School in Dallas

 01 May 2017 A Letter to Athletic Season Ticket Holders

TSU Athletic season ticket holders

 07 April 2017 Young named acting TSUPD Chief

Texas Southern University has announced that Mary Young has been named new acting chief of police for the Department of Public Safety at Texas Southern University

 06 April 2017 TSU Debate Team continues winning streak

Texas Southern University’s acclaimed Debate Team returned to campus after competing in the 27th annual International Forensics Tournament in Lima, Peru

 05 April 2017 Research Week winners announced

Research Week 2017 was held March 27-31 at various locations on campus. Faculty, staff, and students competed in both oral and poster presentations

 04 April 2017 Hughes selected for Naismith Hall of Fame

Robert Hughes, top high school basketball coach and legendary Texas Southern University alumnus, is among 11 new members who will be inducted

 03 April 2017 Honors Day Convocation recognizes academic achievement

Texas Southern University’s best and brightest students along with family and friends filled H&PE Arena March 30 for the annual Honors Day Convocation ceremony.

 10 March 2017 University Honors Day Convocation slated for March 30

The University Honors Day Convocation is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education Arena (H&PE).

 09 March 2017 TSU Spring Enrollment Facts and Figures

The TSU Spring 2017 enrollment of 8,585 is extremely encouraging, especially when compared to first-day enrollment statistics from this time last year (Spring 2016).

 08 March 2017 TSU expands online learning capability with new high-performance network service

Texas Southern has partnered with Comcast Business to expand the University’s network. Comcast’s high-performance Ethernet services will increase bandwidth to support TSU’s growing student population and aid online learning

 07 March 2017 Maroon and Gray Affair keynote speaker was inspiration for Scandal

Judy Smith, president of Smith & Company, a top strategic and crisis communication firm in Washington, DC, will serve as keynote speaker for The...

 07 March 2017 Retool Your School voting begins Feb. 24

The Home Depot is back with its 2017 Retool Your School program. Texas Southern has been nominated and is now eligible to move into the voting phase of the process

 06 March 2017 Kanu named Apple HBCU Scholar

Samuel Kanu, Electrical/Computer Engineering and Mathematics major, has been selected to join the Apple HBCU Scholars program.

 02 March 2017 Four-day summer work week is proposed

TSU’s administration is proposing a four-day work week during the summer session to consolidate University resources and save money. An electronic survey went live on March 7...

 01 March 2017 Board of Regents honor SWAC basketball champions

TSU’s Board of Regents honored members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams


Letter from the president

 22 February 2017 TSU Student organization seeks to empower fellow students

The Texas Southern University chapter of National Society of Collegiate Scholars (TSUNSCS), a national honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers, has been reinstated on campus.

 21 February 2017 TSU designated as a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center

Texas Southern University was recently designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center (BTIC).

 20 February 2017 TSU awarded $3.3 million grant from the Kellogg Foundation

The Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) was recently awarded a $3.3 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant will expand The HBCU Gulf Coast Equity Consortium...

 17 February 2017 NFL executive presented with inaugural TSU Pioneer Award

exas Southern University honored Kevin Warren, the National Football League’s (NFL) highest ranking African American executive, with its inaugural Pioneer Award,

 13 February 2017 Aviation program certifies its first private pilot

TSU aviation student David Thompson is one step closer to becoming an airline pilot after receiving his Private Pilot

 09 February 2017 JHJ Alumni Chapter hosts annual soiree

TSU's Jesse H. Jones School of Business Alumni Chapter (JHJAC) hosted its fourthannual Scholarship Soiree - Ninety Shades of Maroon and Grey – on January 21 at the Hilton Americas-Houston...

 08 February 2017 Hall of Famers to be in spotlight when Gridiron Glory comes to Houston

Texas Southern University alumnus Michael Strahan, Southern University’s Aeneas Williams and Prairie View A&M’s Kenny Houston will be spotlighted as TSU brings one of America’s largest traveling exhibits to Houston.

 07 February 2017 COE honors top educators at Excellence gala

Texas Southern University’s College of Education (COE) honored outstanding alumni educators February 16 at its Excellence in Education Gala.

 03 February 2017 2017 TSU Day at the Capitol

Over 250 students, faculty, staff and alumni participated in TSU Day at the Capitol. Texas Southern leadership and its contingent were acknowledged on the floor of the House and Senate, and visited legislative offices

 12 December 2016 TSU sees major boost in completion rates

Texas Southern University (TSU) is releasing its fall performance measures through its agency submission of the 84th regular session of the Automated Budget and Evaluation System of Texas (ABEST). The report indicates significant

 09 December 2016 Houston Mayor inspired TSU students to excel in commencement address

Texas Southern University held its 2016 Winter Commencement ceremony on December 10 and reinforced its designation as a special-purpose institution. Family and friends of the graduating class filled the University’s H&PE Arena

 02 December 2016 Huewitt named new Chief Financial Officer

Texas Southern University is pleased to announce that Kenneth “Ken” Huewitt has been named the new Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at TSU.

 25 November 2016 TSU, HCCS partner for student success

Administrators from Texas Southern University (TSU) and the Houston Community College System (HCCS) signed a historic memorandum of understanding on November 9 in the College of Education at TSU

 09 November 2016 Curry seated on national real estate council

Tiffany Curry (’07),Jesse H. Jones School of Business alumna, has been selected to serve as a national director for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' National REThink Council.

 04 November 2016 Kirk Whalum returns for new radio show, annual Gospel concert

Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist and gospel artist Kirk Whalum is set to debut a show on Texas Southern University’s iconic station, KTSU 90.9 FM. The Kirk Whalum Show will premiere November 23 and

 04 November 2016 New TSU president earns high marks from students, alums for moves to reenergize campus life

Austin Lane, who has been named Texas Southern's next president, poses for a portrait on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Houston. Fans of the Texas Southern University Tigers were tailgating before the Oct. 22

 22 October 2016 Homecoming message from President Lane

Dear Alumni and Friends, It is my honor to welcome you back to Texas Southern University and this year’s 2016 Homecoming celebration, ReMember the Times. Coming “home” is an

 20 October 2016 Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis visits TSU

HOUSTON (October 19, 2016)–The Honorable John Lewis (D-GA), congressman and Civil Rights Movement icon, visited Texas Southern University October 18 as a special guest of Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX)

 20 October 2016 Reserve spots now for the Grand Tiger Parade

The long-awaited return of the annual Texas Southern University Grand Tiger Parade to the Third Ward is now only 10days away. Organizers have scoured the country in search of the most magnificent drill teams, marching bands, an

 19 October 2016 Homecoming renews its bond as a family affair in the community

The Texas Southern University campus was abuzz for seven days as students, alumni, faculty and staff celebrated its 2016 Homecoming – ReMember the Times. This year’s week-long slate of

 19 October 2016 TSU Faculty News and Notes

Dr. Rochelle Parks-Yancy, Jesse H. Jones School of Business professor, discussed her experience as a 2010 Fulbright Scholar at the Fulbright Association Houston’s New Academic Year Reception held September 29

 17 October 2016 Until 20 documentary premiers October 20

The award winning documentary film Until 20, will premiere on the campus of Texas Southern University Friday, October 14 at noon in the first floor Nabrit Science Center lecture hall.

 14 October 2016 KTSU joins in community voter registration event

KTSU 90.9FM will host an Impact Houston Live voter registration broadcast forum on Saturday, October 8 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. to discuss the voting process and the importance of registering to vote. The forum will be moderated by TSU alumna and Houston Independent

 14 October 2016 JHJ students take top honors in Phillips 66 competition

TSU’s five-member team was challenged to assess and provide a recommendation on a web interface used by a hypothetical refining company. The team had to evaluate four options for enhancing or replacing the system and develop

 14 October 2016 TSU has a notable presence at new NMAAHC in D.C.

(Houston, TX) Texas Southern University is well represented in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., with a painting from John Biggers,

 10 October 2016 TSU's epic Homecoming 2016 only days away, purchase your tickets today

Come home TSU, and ReMember The Times! Alumni, students, and former students - it’s ReMember the Times – your TSU Homecoming 2016. October 16-22 will be a homecoming week

 08 October 2016 TSU observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Several Texas Southern University groups participated in the annual campaign designed to increase

 23 September 2016 TSU’s Grand Tiger Parade comes home

Texas Southern University will observe its annual Homecoming Celebration Sunday, October 16 through Saturday, October 22. The highlight of the week’s activities will be the Grand Tiger Parade and its long-awaited return to the TSU community.

 17 September 2016 Freshman class urged to “Run Your Own Race”

Texas Southern University students, faculty and staff gathered September 9 to observe the university’s annual Founders Day Convocation. The guest speaker was TSU alumnus and St. Luke Community United Methodist Senior Pastor Dr. Michael Bowie, Jr.

 08 September 2016 Ford Fund launches 2016 HBCU community challenge

The Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund are searching for students to compete in the 2016 Ford Historically Black Colleges and Universities

 08 September 2016 TSU statement on drug free schools and campus

Texas Southern University adheres to and complies with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), which require an Institution of Higher Education to

 31 August 2016 Students win first place in International Business Competition

Anthony Collier, a History and Political Science major at Texas Southern University, recently won first place in the International Competition for Entrepreneurs in Montego Bay,

 27 August 2016 TSU Homecoming plans are underway

Texas Southern University has anchored Houston’s Third Ward community for 89 years. The buildings, grounds, student organizations, athletic teams, professors and academic...

 24 August 2016 Freshmen move in to University Towers

The class of 2020 at Texas Southern University (#TxSU2020) arrived on campus August 14 for move-in day. New Tigers and their parents were greeted by President Dr. Austin Lane,

 18 August 2016 Lighting project will improve campus safety

Students walking on campus after sundown for night classes, extra-curricular activities or to socialize will see a big difference in their commute from location to location.

 17 August 2016 TSU White House HBCU All-Stars named

Texas Southern University is proud to announce that Sekeia Wyatt, a third-year Thurgood Marshall School of Law student, and Kaleb Taylor, a Political Science major in his junior year,

 17 August 2016 TSU ranks in top 100 for available student scholarship

Texas Southern University has been ranked 97th on the GoodCall 2016 Best Colleges and Universities for Scholarships report. The top 500 of more than 4,000 public institutions

 12 August 2016 TSU athletic teams set to start 2016 season

TSU Tiger student-athletes are back on campus and have reported to their respective camps to begin preparations for the Fall 2016 season. Tiger football, volleyball and

 11 August 2016 TSU introduces new SOS initiative

Texas Southern University (TSU) has launched a new, 5-week Summer of Success (SOS) academic support program to provide conditionally admitted students an opportunity to gain

 10 August 2016 TSU Phonathon planned

The University is preparing for a Phonathon to help raise money for student scholarships and has requested your assistance. The Phonathon will

 15 July 2016 Agreement creates TSU, Lone Star academic partnership

Texas Southern University President Dr. Austin Lane and Lone Star College Chancellor Dr. Stephen Head met June 29 to sign an articulation agreement between the two institutions. The plan will facilitate transfers

 15 July 2016 Brock appointed as new Student Regent

Junior Pharmacy major Tramauni Brock has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott as the new Student Regent for Texas Southern University. Brock, who hails from Mansfield, Texas will serve a one-year

 14 July 2016 Wearable Art competition pays tribute to iconic TSU artist and alumnus Kermit Oliver

The University Museum at Texas Southern University combined art and fashion June 10 at the Omni Houston Hotel during its biennial For The Sake of Art gala and runway show. TSU alumnus and iconic

 01 July 2016 STEM camp gives boys coding, mobile app skills

The Texas Southern University/Verizon Innovative Learning for Minority Males summer program is in the final week of the four-week initiative, which began on June 6

 01 July 2016 Former Miss TSU named Miss Black U.S. Ambassador for D.C.

Jesse H. Jones School of Business alumna Marinda Frugé has been elected to represent the District of Columbia in the Miss Black U.S.

 17 June 2016 Pappas delivers major donation to Texas Southern University

HOUSTON (June 10, 2016) – Pappas Restaurants announced that the company is donating more than $500,000 to Texas Southern University (TSU) in support of its student housing initiative. Chris and Harris Pappas presented the check

 03 June 2016 Texas Southern University Mourns Passing of Muhammad Ali

The Texas Southern University community acknowledges the death of Muhammad Ali, a boxing titan who was recognized throughout the world for his humanitarian efforts

 25 May 2016 Procurement training sessions now available

The Office of Purchasing now has the ability to host group and/or individualized Procurement Services training sessions in their office. If you are new to TSU, Banner or the requisition process

 25 May 2016 JHJ banquet recognizes top students, faculty

The Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJ) hosted its 36th annual Awards Banquet May 6, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – River Oaks. The evening was an opportunity

 25 May 2016 Honor students celebrated during annual convocation ceremony

3,134 Texas Southern University honors students, their parents, friends and families convened in the H&PE Arena April 27, to be recognized by the university for their 2015 Spring and Fall

 20 May 2016 Airmen of Note to perform free concert

The Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, will perform a free, family-friendly concert Sunday, April 24, at 4:00 p.m. Texas Southern University’s Sawyer Auditorium

 19 May 2016 Presidential Search Committee submits names for next president

The Texas Southern University Board of Regents Presidential Search Committee is pleased to announce that following a thorough, nationwide search, it has narrowed down its pool of applicants to

 18 May 2016 Verizon Kicks Off STEM Partnership with TSU

Verizon and Texas Southern University have announced a partnership focused on exposing middle-school minority boys across Houston to coding, application development,

 18 May 2016 Gospel legend Kim Burrell to debut new radio show June 5 on KTSU-FM 90.9

Kim Burrell, Dove and Stellar award-winner and Houston native, is bringing her captivating and distinctive voice to KTSU Radio (90.9 FM), beginning Sunday, June 5. Burrell’s new show

 14 May 2016 Affiliation agreement signed with Harris County

The Department of Administration of Justice within the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University recently signed an Affiliation Agreement allowing the students

 13 May 2016 New Financial Aid Welcome Center Planned

Texas Southern University will consolidate its Office of Student Financial Assistance with the launch of a new Financial Aid Welcome Center this Fall. Housed in the Wast Parking Garage in a newly

 12 May 2016 1,074 degrees awarded at Spring Commencement

Texas Southern University awarded 1,074 degrees in a joyous, standing-room-only Spring Commencement ceremony on May 14. The commencement speaker was Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, senior pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.

 11 May 2016 COPHS awarded NACDS Foundation Scholarship

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation recently recognized and awarded Texas Southern University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS)

 11 May 2016 Important Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines

The Office of Financial Aid would like to inform the entire university of the upcoming financial aid dates and deadlines. To ensure that all students will be eligible for aid for the Fall 2016 semester,

 10 May 2016 Dr. Austin Lane named sole finalist for president

Dr. Austin A. Lane has been named the sole finalist to become the 12th president of Texas Southern University (TSU) by its Board of Regents. Lane plans to

 05 May 2016 KTSU Radio, 90.9 Adds to Line-Up and Programming

Southern University Vice President for University Advancement Eva K. Pickens and KTSU Radio 90.9 FM General Manager Ernest Walker are announcing a new schedule line up,

 04 May 2016 First-of-its-kind program exposes minority boys to STEM

Houston, TX – Boys from middle schools across Houston will have the opportunity to learn technology skills this summer at Texas Southern University as part of the Verizon Minority Male Makers Program.

 03 May 2016 Students Lead KTSU-FM Open House

An excited team of students, alumni, employees and community representatives all gathered for an Open House on Saturday at the University’s Radio Station KTSU-FM, 90.9.

 21 April 2016 Former Regent to become Mayor of DeSoto

Former Texas Southern University Board of Regent Curtistene McCowan will become the 21st mayor of DeSoto in May when she runs unopposed for the mayoral seat in the city. She will make history by being the first female in the role of mayor in Desoto.

 08 April 2016 Classes canceled April 27 for Honors Day Convocation Ceremony

Honors day Convocation and Class Cancellation

 06 April 2016 TSU set to participate in NCAA Final Four events, Ocean of Soul ready

Look for Texas Southern University to have a huge presence in the upcoming NCAA Final Four weekend Friday, April 1 – Monday, April 4 in various locations around Houston.

 05 April 2016 TSU grad named Duncanville ISD superintendent

DUNCANVILLE—The Duncanville Independent School District (DISD) has named Dr. Marc Smith as the school district’s new superintendent

 30 March 2016 Veteran music industry leader becomes new KTSU GM

A graduate of nearby Jack Yates High School School of Communications, an alumnus of the School of Music in Washington DC,

 29 March 2016 John Singleton and Cuba Gooding Jr. visit campus

The FOX/HBCU Media Alliance selected Texas Southern University as an official partner for the first collaboration between TSU and the Fox/HBCU Media Alliance as part of the American Crime Story

 25 March 2016 Biology student excels during NASA internship

Dayana Abdullah – Smoot was one of NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Program students selected to work at the NASA Johnson Space Center. She was placed in the

 23 March 2016 Yvette Barker named new Housing Director

Yvette Barker has been hired as the new Director of Housing at Texas Southern University. Barker, a student housing professional with more than 18 years

 16 March 2016 TSU Presidential Search Committee announced by Board Chairman Derrick Mitchell; Regent Oliver Bell will lead

The search for Texas Southern University's 12th president has begun with the formation of a 14-member Presidential Search Committee appointed by the chair of the TSU Board of Regents Derrick Mitchell.

 09 March 2016 TSU Foundation adds new members, raises $105,000

The Texas Southern University Foundation, a nonprofit corporation which provides support to the University to include securing funds for all legitimate University purposes

 07 March 2016 TSU Doctor of Pharmacy program earns continued accreditation

The Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) Doctor of Pharmacy program has earned continued accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

 04 March 2016 Jesse H. Jones announces Fulbright Scholar recipient

Jesse H. Jones School of Business Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Kamala Raghavan has been awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant.

 03 March 2016 Rooms To Go opens new Student Excellence Center, Dr. Frankie T. Jones Sr. - Awards scholarship, promises enhanced partnerships with University

Dr. Frankie T. Jones, Sr., President and CEO of Phoenix One Enterprise and Phoenix One Farms, Inc., visited the TSU campus February 18, to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new TSU/Rooms

 18 February 2016 Barbara Jordan honored on her birthday with interactive exhibit

AUSTIN – The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation today announced that an interactive exhibit of Jordan’s life will be on display on the ground floor of the Texas Capitol Rotunda from Monday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

 15 January 2016 TSU addresses dating violence in upcoming seminar


 10 January 2016 Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

All new students, transfer students and any student returning to the university following a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester, who is 21 years old or younger

 08 January 2016 Houston Civil Rights Movement pioneer and TSU alumna Holly Hogrobrooks passes

Holly Adrienne Hogrobrooks, civil rights pioneer who helped to organize Houston’s first sit-in on March 4, 1960, died January 22 after a lengthy illness

 08 January 2016 TSU Theater pays tribute to the Blues Feb. 26-27

On February 26-27, 2016, Texas Southern University will pay tribute to the Blues with two performances of the stage play Johnnie B. Goode. Written and directed by Thomas Meloncon

 08 January 2016 Eva Pickens Named VP for University Advancement

While some public relations professionals fear calls from media representatives, Texas Southern University’s Eva Pickens relishes the opportuni

 06 January 2016 Author of “The Butler” coming to TSU

In celebration of African American History Month, the Houston Public Library and Texas Southern University will partner to present award-winning author Wil

 04 January 2016 TSU Alum, El Franco Lee Passes

Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee has died. The family confirmed that Commissioner Lee suffered a heart attack and died January 3.

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