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Texas Southern University

Established 1947
Type State university
Staff 350
Undergraduates 9,585
Postgraduates 2,050
Location Houston, Texas, USA
Campus Urban, 150 acres (0.61 km²)
Endowment $6 million
Colors Maroon and Gray
Mascot Tiger
Website www.tsu.edu

Texas Southern University is one of the largest historically black universities in the USA. Located in Houston, Texas, the university was established on March 3, 1947 by the Texas Legislature and it was initially named Texas State University for Negroes. Prior to becoming a state university, Texas Southern University was owned by the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and had been known as Houston College for Negroes. Image File history File links TSU.gif Summary Texas Southern University Seal Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Texas Senate in session The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Texas. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... The Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center The first Hattie Mae White Administration Building. ...


Texas Southern University's school colors are maroon and gray and the school nickname is the Tigers. Texas Southern sports teams participate in NCAA Division I-A (I-AA for football) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). Maroon is a color related to dark red. ... Grey or gray (see spelling differences) is a color between white and black. ... Binomial name Panthera tigris (Linnaeus, 1758) Tigers (Panthera tigris) are mammals of the Felidae family, one of four big cats that belong to the Panthera genus. ... The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is a college athletic conference made up of historically black universities in the southern United States. ...

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History

In February 1946, Heman Marion Sweatt, an African American man, applied to The University of Texas School of Law. He was denied admission because of his race, and subsequently filed suit. (See Sweatt v. Painter.) At the time, there was no “separate but equal” law school for African Americans, and the Texas trial court, instead of granting Sweatt a writ of mandamus, continued the case for six months allowing the state time to create a law school only for blacks. As a result, Texas Southern University was established under Senate Bill 140 by the Fiftieth Texas Legislature on March 3, 1947 as a state university to be located in Houston. Originally named Texas State University for Negroes, the school was established to serve African Americans in Texas and offer them fields of study comparable to that available to white Texans. The state took over the HISD-run Houston College for Negroes as a basis for the new university. At the time, Houston College had one permanent building, but, more importantly, an existing faculty, and students. The school was charged with teaching "pharmacy, dentistry, arts and sciences, journalism education, literature, law, medicine, and other professional courses," and further stipulated that "these courses shall be equivalent to those offered at other institutions of this type supported by the State of Texas." Sweatt v. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The University of Texas School of Law is an ABA-certified American law school located on The University of Texas at Austin campus. ... Sweatt v. ... Separate but equal was a policy enacted into law throughout the U.S. Southern states during the period of segregation, in which African Americans and Americans of European descent would receive the same services (schools, hospitals, water fountains, bathrooms, etc. ... A writ of mandamus or simply mandamus, which means we order in Latin, is the name of one of the prerogative writs and is a court order directing someone, most frequently a government official, to perform a specified act. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ...


Campus

Texas Southern University

The university currently sits on a 150 acre campus in the middle of Third Ward and enrolls almost 11,500 students. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 831 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by WhisperToMe I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 831 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by WhisperToMe I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... When the city of Houston was founded in 1836 and incorporated in 1837, its founders—John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen—divided it into political geographic districts called wards. ...


The university is currently compromised of ten schools and colleges:the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences , the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, the College of Education, the College of Continuing Education, the College of Science and Technology, the Jesse H. Jones School of Business, the Graduate School, and the recent established Tavis Smiley School of Communication. The Thurgood Marshall School of Law is one of the four public law schools in Texas. The Thurgood Marshall School of Law is an ABA accredited law school in Houston, Texas, that awards J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence). ... This is an index of lists of law schools, divided by country. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...

Texas Southern University-Jesse H. Jones School of Business is AACSB accredited

Programs As the fastest-growing School at Texas Southern University, the Jesse H. Jones School of Business remains on the forefront of contemporary trends. Current initiatives include curriculum changes that stress the importance of professional development, entrepreneurship, and globalization. As such, students receive the benefits of an applied and comprehensive approach to business practice. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Jesse H. Jones School of Business

The Jesse H. Jones School of Business is guided by its 50-year commitment to service and education in the city of Houston. Houston’s business economy is significantly diversified with a strong energy base as well as high-technology industries, medical research, and professional services. The city’s employment growth is estimated to attract 31,000 new jobs among the 18 Fortune 500 companies and thousands of energy-related firms headquartered here. With Houston’s booming economy, the School’s mission is to not only provide students with a quality education for employment in today’s globally diverse job market but also afford them the tools to shift existing paradigms and change the way the business world works, for the better.


College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

This is one of the premier schools of Pharmacy in the Nation producing a majority of the minority Pharmacists in the state of Texas. The college of Pharmacy in particular has a rigorous program that graduates soundly trained and highly professional graduates with remarkable pass rates in the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination (Naplex). Currently the dean of students is Dr. Barbara Hayes. The college has a campus in the highly acclaimed Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas that is designed to train the clinical Doctor of Pharmacy students in a setting that imparts the most pertinent knowledge in conjunction and collaboration with the other medical institutions in the TMC center.


There are several professional organizations on campus like the American Pharmacy Association (APhA). 2006/2007 officials in the class of 2009 play an integral role with the clinical academic course work in sharpening the skills of its members to the utmost perfection. The class of 2009, led by its able president, has served as a model unit deserving of emulation and adulation by all and sundry.


The program has an intricate network of affiliated community, hospital, retail and private clinics that serve as the on-site training grounds for final year students who are set to graduate after completing the well structured and detailed one year rotation program.The college of Pharmacy admits 120 students every fall semester. The students are formally inducted into the program through the White Coat ceremony, a solemn and serious part of getting inculcated into the process of mentally charting one's way through the choppy waters that constitute the program.


Athletics

Texas Southern University Logo.
Texas Southern University Logo.

The Texas Southern University Tiger athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I-AA Southwestern Athletic Conference. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is a college athletic conference made up of historically black universities in the southern United States. ...


Varsity Sports

Men's varsity sports include baseball, basketball, football, golf, tennis, and track and field. Women's varsity sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.


Rivalries

TSU's best known rivals are Prairie View A&M Southern University Jackson State University Grambling State University. Prairie View A&M University is a historically black university located in Prairie View, Texas and is a member of the Texas A&M University System. ... For other Southern University campuses, see Southern University System. ... Jackson State University, often abridged as Jackson State or by its initials JSU is a historically black university located in Jackson, Mississippi founded in 1877. ... == // == Headline text Block quote [[Link title]] == == “Grambling” redirects here. ...


Athletic Facilities

Health and Physcial Education Arena is a 8,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Houston, Texas. ... John OQuinn Field at Robertson Stadium is a sports stadium in Houston, Texas located on the campus of the University of Houston. ... Reliant Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas. ... The Toyota Center is a sports stadium located at 1510 Polk Street in Downtown Houston, Texas. ...

Postal services

United States Postal Service Texas Southern Post Office is located at 3100 Cleburne Street, 77004-4575. USPS and Usps redirect here. ...


Notable alumni

Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is a Grammy Award-winnning American singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American politician from Texas. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... George Thomas Leland (November 27, 1944 – August 7, 1989), better known as Mickey Leland, was a spokesman for the hungry and poor, and later became a congressman from the Texas 18th District and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Craig Anthony Washington (October 12, 1941-), an African-American congressman in the United States House of Representatives from Texas; born in Longview, Gregg County, Texas, October 12, 1941. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Donald Don Narcisse was a wide receiver with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... “CFL” redirects here. ... Lloyd C. A. Judge Wells (1924-2005), a Texas Southern University graduate, was the epitome of the American Football Leagues enlightened policies towards recruiting black athletes. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... Bennie S. Swain (born December 16, 1933) is an American retired professional basketball player. ... Lady Paula Merry Mayowa-Harrison is an African-American author of childrens books based in Houston, Texas. ... Earnest Lee Ernie Holmes, also nicknamed Fats (born July 11, 1948, Jamestown, Texas) was an American football player who was most famous for his years with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1972-77. ... “Steelers” redirects here. ... The Steel Curtain was one of the most feared American football defenses, and a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers 1970s dynasty. ...

See also

  • KTSU-FM

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External links

Houston Portal

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Handbook of Texas Online: (1839 words)
Texas Southern University was established by the Fiftieth Texas Legislature on March 3, 1947, under the provisions of Senate Bill 140 as a state-supported institution of higher education to be located in Houston.
The TSU riots precipitated the resignation of Pierce.
In 2001 the enrollment of Texas Southern University was approximately 6,500.
Texas Southern University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (429 words)
The university was established on March 3, 1947 by the Texas Legislature and it was initially named Texas State University for Negroes.
Texas Southern University's school colors are maroon and gray and the school nickname is the Tigers.
The university is currently compromised of eight schools and colleges:the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, the College of Education, the College of Continuing Education, the School of Technology, the Jesse H. Jones School of Business, and the Graduate School.
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