|Texas Southern University|
|President:||Dr. 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. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as John Rudley|
|Location:||Houston, Texas, USA|
|Campus:||Urban, 150 acres (0. 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 Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 61 km²)|
|Colors:||Maroon and Gray|
Texas Southern University is one of the largest historically black universities in the USA. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Historically black colleges and universities ( HBCUs) are institutions of Higher education in the United States that were established before 1964 with the intention The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 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. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the US state of Texas. 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. The Houston Independent School District (HISD is the largest Public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States.
Texas Southern University's school colors are maroon and gray and the school's nickname is the Tigers. Maroon is a dark Brownish Red Color. The first recorded use of Maroon as a color name in English was in 1789. The tiger ( Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family the largest and the most powerful of the four " Big cats quot in the Genus Texas Southern sports teams participate in NCAA Division I-AA (Division 1 championship subdivision for football) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). "Southwestern Conference" redirects here For the former major conference in Texas and Arkansas see Southwest Conference; for the Ohio High School Conference
In February 1946, Heman Marion Sweatt, an African American man, applied to The University of Texas School of Law. Sweatt v Painter,, was a US Supreme Court case that successfully challenged the " Separate but equal " doctrine of Racial segregation African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa The University of Texas School of Law is an ABA -certified American Law school located on The University of Texas at Austin campus He was denied admission because of his race, and subsequently filed suit. (See Sweatt v. Painter. Sweatt v Painter,, was a US Supreme Court case that successfully challenged the " Separate but equal " doctrine of Racial segregation ) 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. Separate But Equal is a 1991 American Television movie depicting the landmark Supreme Court Desegregation case A writ of mandamus or simply mandamus, which means "we command" in Latin, is the name of one of the Prerogative writs in the Common 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. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 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. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa 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. "
The air is filled as our voices ring From earth to the heav’ns above. With voices raised; we’re singing praise, To the school we dearly love. Hail, Hail, Hail! to Texas South-ern Hail, to our dear Maroon and Gray Undivided we will stand By the greatest in the land, T-S-U, T-S-U, we love you. All roads lead to Texas South-ern, Paved with light for one and all. T-S-U’s a shining star And we’re proud of what you are, T-S-U, T-S-U, we love you. Hail, Hail, Hail! To Texas South-ern Hail to our Chiefs in reverence we sing. In our hearts you’ll always stay As you lead us on our way, T-S-U, T-S-U, we love you.
-Words and Music by C. A. Tolbert
The university currently sits on a 150 acre campus in the middle of Third Ward and enrolls 9,544 students. When the city of Houston was founded in 1836 and incorporated in 1837 its founders&mdash John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen &mdashdivided it into political
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 This is an index of lists of law schools and faculties of law by continent and country Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State.
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.
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 t shift existing paradigms and change the way the business world works, for the better.
As one of the premier schools of Pharmacy in the Nation, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences produces a large percentage of the minority Pharmacists in the state of Texas. Furthermore, it has a rigorous program that produces soundly trained and highly skilled graduates with remarkable pass rates in the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination (Naplex). The college has a state of the art campus in the highly acclaimed Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston, Texas, that is designed to train the entry level and post-baccalaurate Doctor of Pharmacy students in a setting that imparts the most pertinent clinical knowledge in academia. This is attained 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), American Hospital System Pharmacist (ASHP) and many others. These organizations play an integral role with the clinical academic course-work in sharpening the skills of its members to the utmost perfection befitting the academically saturated air that is ever blanketing the campus with a high octane intensity. The class of 2009, led by its able president who was anointed rather than appointed, by the guiding hand of Dr. Doris Jackson, has served as a model unit deserving of emulation and adulation by all and sundry in the program in particular and the school at large.
The program has an intricate network of affiliated community, hospital, retail and private clinics that serve as an on-site training ground for final-year students who are poised to graduate. The college of Pharmacy admits about roughly 125 students every academic year. Students are formally inducted into the program through the White Coat ceremony, a solemn and pertinent part of getting inculcated into the process of mentally charting one's excursion through the choppy waters that constitute the program. The current dean of students is Dr. Barbara Hayes.
The school has two residence halls for first-year and returning students 
Other housing options include:
The Texas Southern University Tiger athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I-AA Southwestern Athletic Conference. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States "Southwestern Conference" redirects here For the former major conference in Texas and Arkansas see Southwest Conference; for the Ohio High School Conference
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.
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 (also known as Jackson State or JSU) is a historically black university located in Jackson Mississippi founded in 1877 Grambling State University is a public, Coeducational University, which is among the Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs in
Former president of TSU Priscilla Slade was fired in June 2006 over allegations of financial mismanagement. Health and Physical Education Arena is a 8100-seat multi-purpose Arena in Houston Texas. Priscilla Dean Slade was president of Texas Southern University (TSU from October 27, 1999, until June 2006  She along with 3 others were indicted, and her colleague Quentin Wiggins received a ten-year prison sentence. Slade's trial resulted in a hung jury, and she faces retrial in the spring of 2008. If convicted she faces up to life imprisonment. 
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, recognized by the Federal Dept. of Education for accreditation in southern areas, placed TSU on probation for noncompliance with regulations on financial management and administration. The university says improvements have been made and fully expects the probation to be lifted by the end of 2008. 
United States Postal Service Texas Southern Post Office is located at 3100 Cleburne Street, 77004-4575.