Texas Public Information Act
The Texas Public Information Act (the “Act”) entitles individuals to information about
the affairs of government in Texas and the official acts of public officials and employees
in Texas, unless otherwise expressly provided by law. A Texas Public Information Act
request is a request for public information that is maintained by a Texas governmental
agency, such as the University of Houston System and any of its component institutions
(e.g., the University of Houston (“UH”), the University of Houston-Downtown (“UHD”),
the University of Houston-Clear Lake (“UHCL”), and the University of Houston-Victoria
What Your Request Should Include
Your request should be in writing and should include the following information:
1) Your name and mailing address (so we can send you a response)
2) Your phone number (so we can contact you with questions about how to respond to
3) A list or description of the specific information you are interested in obtaining,
including time periods. Try to be as specific as possible about the information you
are seeking. Please also specify which component institution (e.g., UH, UHD, UHCL,
UHV) you are seeking the information from.
Where Your Request Should be Sent
Your request should be sent to the University of Houston System’s Public Information
Act Officer via mail, fax, e-mail, or in person as follows:
- By e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By fax to (713) 743-0726 (Attention: Public Information Act Officer)
- By mail to 125 E. Cullen Building, Houston, Texas 77204-2021 (Attention: Public Information
How You Will be Charged
You will be charged in accordance with the Act and as detailed in the following procedures:
How to Find Additional Information About the Act
For more information about the Act, you may wish to refer to the 2012 Public Information Act Handbook published by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas (“OAG”).
How to Get a Copy of Transcripts or Other Student Information
In order to receive a copy of University transcripts or other student information,
you should contact the registrar’s office as opposed to submitting a Texas Public
Information Act request.
Transcript requests can be made by visiting the Academic Records website or clicking on the following link Academic Records - request a transcript. A student can also make a transcript request in person by visiting the Student Assistance Center (SAC), Room 1102, Student Service & Classrooms Building. For additional questions regarding student records please call the Office of Academic
Records at 281-283-2525.