Huston-Tillotson University

900 Chicon St
Austin TX  78702

Phone: (512) 505-3000

Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University is affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). HT, in Austin, is a coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, operating jointly under the auspices of the American Missionary Association of the United Church of Christ, and the Board of Education of The United Methodist Church. Huston-Tillotson College officially changed its name to Huston-Tillotson University on February 28, 2005.

Huston-Tillotson College was formed by the merger of Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College, which was effective on October 24, 1952. Huston-Tillotson College remained primarily a black college after the merger, although there were no restrictions as to race.

Huston-Tillotson University awards undergraduates, four year degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, science and technology. A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-faith institution, the University welcomes students of all ages, races, and religions.

In 1966 the 23-acre campus contained an administration building, science building, two residence halls, student union-dining hall, gymnasium-auditorium, music hall, lounge, and two other halls. The Downs-Jones Library houses more that 86,000 volumes, subscribes to more than 350 periodicals, and is a member of TexShare, a library resource-sharing program which enables students, faculty, and staff to borrow books from other member libraries. By the early 1970s new buildings included a classroom-administration building, a chapel, an addition of three wings to the women's dormitory, and an addition of two wings to the men's dormitory. In 2004, the first phase of renovation work was completed on the Old Administration Building and it reopened after standing unoccupied for 35 years.

Mary E. Branch and William H. Jones, past presidents of Tillotson College and Karl E. Downs, Robert Harrington, and Willis J. King, past presidents of Samuel Huston College, undertook cooperative sponsorship of several academic activities beginning in 1945. Matthew S. Davage served as interim president during the transition period. He retired in 1955 and was succeeded by J.J Seabrook, the first permanent president of Huston-Tillotson. Upon Seabrook's retirement in 1965, John Q. Taylor King became president. King was president in the 1974-75 term, when the enrollment was 696 students. King retired in 1988 and Joseph T. McMillan, Jr., succeeded him. In the fall of 1998 there were 59 faculty members and 621 students at Huston-Tillotson University. Larry L. Earvin became the fifth president of the University in 2000 and moved the institution to university status.

The University is a not-for-profit corporation. The president serves as chief executive officer of the corporation.

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Huston-Tillotson University is the oldest higher education institution in Austin, Texas.

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Huston-Tillotson University will be a leader in the education of diverse populations. We will empower students for success in a global society as critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and ethical citizens.

Huston-Tillotson University is the oldest higher education institution in Austin, Texas. Discover more at www.htu.edu.

Huston-Tillotson University is affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). HT, in Austin, is a coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, operating jointly under the auspices

As an historically black institution, Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to provide opportunities to a diverse population for academic achievement with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and le

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Founded: Samuel Huston College 1876 and Tillotson College 1875

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12th Annual Louis Gregory Symposium on Race Unity

12th Annual Louis Gregory Symposium on Race Unity
12:00 am - 04/02/2020

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The 12th Annual Louis Gregory Symposium on Race Unity will be on Thursday, April 2, 2018, at Huston-Tillotson University. Please mark your calendars and plan on...

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Junior Prom

Junior Prom
07:00 pm - 05/19/2018

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Junior Prom

Junior Prom
07:00 pm - 05/19/2018

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Junior Prom

Junior Prom
07:00 pm - 05/19/2018

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Junior Prom

Junior Prom
07:00 pm - 05/19/2018

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Junior Prom

Junior Prom
07:00 pm - 05/19/2018

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Junior Prom

Junior Prom
07:00 pm - 05/19/2018

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Acroyogis at Earth Day ATX

Acroyogis at Earth Day ATX
12:30 pm - 04/21/2018

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Let's play at Earth Day ATX! Austin Acro Advocates will present a FREE beginner acroyoga class 12:30-1:15 in the Movement & Wellness Zone, and afterward we're welcome...

Dockless Mobility Listening Session - Earth Day ATX

Dockless Mobility Listening Session - Earth Day ATX
12:00 pm - 04/21/2018

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Join a community conversation about the dynamic world of dockless mobility. Help Austin shape a successful dockless pilot program as a transportation service. Please,...

Earth Day ATX 18

Earth Day ATX 18
12:00 pm - 04/21/2018

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Join us on April 21 at Huston-Tillotson University for Earth Day ATX 2018. This event is FREE and open to the public! This year’s festival theme is “Reclaiming...

Bike Repair & Release Drive

Bike Repair & Release Drive
12:00 pm - 04/21/2018

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Earth Day Austin is pleased to partner with Bicycle Sport Shop, Austin's Yellow Bike Project, and the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative to collect, repair and redistribute...

Book Discussion Group

Book Discussion Group
06:30 pm - 04/03/2018

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Join us for an evening devoted to discussion of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric, a powerful and direct engagement...

HT's 13th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

HT's 13th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 am - 03/31/2018

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Children of all ages are invited to hunt for the thousands of eggs hidden around the Huston-Tillotson University campus during the 2018 Thirteenth Annual Community...

Curly Girl Picnic SXSW Edition

Curly Girl Picnic SXSW Edition
09:00 am - 03/17/2018

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Taking Over SXSW… Curly Girl Picnic Austin, TX –March 17, 2018 – The Co Report will host their first ever-natural hair picnic during SXSW at Huston Tillotson,...

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Measure All-Hands Monthly Research Mtg
05:30 pm - 03/13/2018

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COMMUNITY ➕ ADVOCACY RESILIENCE ➕ EVIDENCE JOIN US! MEASURE has teamed up with Huston Tillotson University’s Criminal...

Womayn of the African Diaspora (WOAD) Summit

Womayn of the African Diaspora (WOAD) Summit
09:00 am - 03/03/2018

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Join us for our second annual WOAD Summit. The WOAD Summit is a conference comprised of breakout sessions panning from panel discussions to opportunities to engage...

Civil War Reignited: The Power & Place of Confederate Namesakes

Civil War Reignited: The Power & Place of Confederate Namesakes
06:00 pm - 02/28/2018

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As with parts of our nation, the Austin community similarly struggles with how to find resolution for the Confederate namesakes on public school buildings and other...

Black History Talent Show & Competition

Black History Talent Show & Competition
06:00 pm - 02/24/2018

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The National Council of Negro Women and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Epsilon Iota Chapter have teamed up to bring you the City Wide Talent Competition, with Local Celebrity...

Ending the Silence

Ending the Silence
02:00 pm - 02/24/2018

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Parents and teens are invited to join us as we work to end the silence on mental health issues in the African American community. NAMI Austin has partnered with...

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