What We Do

University Special Events and Protocol provides a full range of event management and protocol services.  Primary functions and responsibilities of University Special Events and Protocol include the following:

  • Plans, executes, and manages events and dignitary visits hosted by or on behalf of the President. Designs, implements, and administers other high-profile events and activities.
  • Collaborates with university leadership on selected events to provide guidance in achieving event goals and to ensure that the events are carried out in a manner that is consistent with the university’s standards.
  • Provides event, academic, university, diplomatic, and international protocol guidance and implementation.
  • Serves as the liaison to the Office of the President in managing visiting dignitary notifications. 
  • Provides event planning resources to university departments.
  • Manages activities and events of the university’s presidential residence (upon completion).
  • Collects historically significant items for the presidential archives.

University Special Events and Protocol is a department of the Office of the President.

Inclement Weather Alert 9-20-2019

Due to inclement weather, the main campus and the northwest Houston center will delay opening until 10 a.m. The safety of our faculty, staff and students is of the utmost concern, please exercise caution as you make your way to campus. The College of Nursing, Medical center campus will remain closed today.