Huston-Tillotson University features a beautiful campus in East Austin between 7th and 11th Streets just off of I-35. Sustainability at HT includes academic programs, student activities, campus projects and community engagement. With its central location and interconnected indoor and outdoor, HT is the perfect location for Earth Day Austin 2017.
Established in 1875, Huston-Tillotson University offers four-year degrees in business, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and science and technology. They also offer alternative teacher certification and tracks for students pursuing post-graduate degrees in Law and Medicine. This private and historically black university boasts a diverse student population self-identified as 57% female, 43% male, 68% Black, 22% Hispanic, 6% NonHispanic White and 4% other ethnicities. Huston-Tillotson is also the home of the student led conservation group and regular exhibitor at Earth Day Austin, Green is the New Black. Green is the New Black (GITNB) is a “vital arm of a wider sustainability movement at Huston-Tillotson that reflects the University’s commitment to social justice, environmental equality and training students to tackle real world global challenges” (GITNB website) and has participated in international events such as the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change.