Reuel A. Stallones Building in the Texas Medical Center in Houston
At six campuses across Texas, The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) works to improve the state of public health in Texas every day. Each of our campuses is strategically placed to meet the public health education and research needs of the diverse populations across Texas. UTSPH is the only school of public health in the nation with regional campuses.
The main campus, located in the heart of Houston’s Texas Medical Center, offers students unmatched opportunities for research and employment. Five regional campuses in Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso and San Antonio each have their own faculty and research specialties. Students can attend class at any of the six campuses via Interactive Television (ITV).
UTSPH is one of six schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), the most comprehensive academic health system in The University of Texas System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region. In addition to UTSPH, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine and nursing. It also includes a psychiatric hospital, multiple institutes and centers, a growing network of clinics and outreach programs in education and care throughout the region.
The school is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and the university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The SPH Survival Guide is now online! Access the PDF here. This guide is intended for incoming students, though returning students may find it useful as well. Comments/suggestions? Please send them to sphsa[at]uth.tmc.edu, or use the survey link on the right. Kudos to the SA and SPHISO officers who have put in the time and effort to compile this document! Check out the SPH Student Association Schedule of Events. Click the tab above.
The SPHSA is proud of being the largest student organization among schools of public health in the state of Texas, and is a part of the world’s largest medical center. This site is a resource for the ever-busy graduate student and a medium to bring together the student community. We encourage you to keep an eye out for planned Student Association activities when you arrive on campus.
The purpose of the Student Association is three-fold:
Promote the mutually supportive two-way communication within and between the student body, faculty, staff and administration at the school and institutional levels
Improve the quality of student life through a variety of social activities
Foster opportunity for student involvement in special events and to promote service to the community at large
METRO Bus Schedules - if you wish to travel to campus from UT Housing, take Route 87 going NORTHBOUND, and get off at the Holcombe/Bertner stop. You may also use Google Transit to determine the routes you have to take.
TMC Commons – restaurants at the famous TMC Commons Building.
UT Recreation Center – all students have access to the Rec Center as the membership fee is included in tuition. See website for information on spouse/family rates, intramural sports, and group fitness classes.
To report any broken links, please email sphsa[at]uth.tmc.edu.
Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
January 13th — Classes Begin
January 23rd — Spring Welcome Back Social**
February 6th — The Board Social**
February 13th — Valentine’s Day Social**
February 25th — Research Workshop**
February 27th — SSGH Multicultural Dinner
March 1st — Student InterCouncil (SIC) United to Serve: Houston Food Bank**
March 6th — SEIS Social**
March 20th — St. Patrick’s Day Social**
March 26th — Student Association Elections**
April 3rd — Student Society for Global Health Social**
April 4th — Student Association Elections Results**
April 7-11th — National Public Health Week**
April 7th — Healthy Breakfast
April 8th — Research Workshop**
April 8th — SEIS training
April 9th — Dodgeball/Kickball Tournament
April 10th — Healthy Dessert Contest
April 11th — Student InterCouncil (SIC) Crawfish Boil**
April 12th — UTSPH Formal
April 17th — UTSPH Alumni Panel**
May 8th — Cinco de Mayo Social**
May 10th — Graduation**
Diversity Fair (NOVEMBER 15TH)
The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) has the most diverse student body of all the six schools at UT-Houston – international students comprise 30% of SPH’s student body. The main purpose of Diversity Fair is to celebrate SPH’s diversity and to increase cultural awareness within the community through live performances, national exhibit tables, a cultural parade and ethnic cuisine. Diversity Fair debuted in fall 2009, and has become much bigger ever since. This event will take place NOVEMBER 15TH, 5-9pm at the Cooley center. There will be parking available in the UT Dental parking lot and it will cost $5. The UT shuttle will also be available.
Who can come?
Diversity Fair is open to everyone (including friends and family) regardless of their affiliation with SPH. Everyone is also encouraged to wear the traditional clothing from their country and participate in the Country Parade!
ADMISSION IS FREE!
How can you volunteer?
Diversity fair needs volunteers in order for the event to be a success for the community. There are various areas where you can volunteer- food preparation, creating a performance, representing your country through a booth, and general volunteering. Please look at the links provided on the right hand side.
How can you donate?
Check out the link to the right to see how you can contribute to help make Diversity Fair possible!