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HT’s Charter Day Observance


This October 25, 2024, during Charter Day, Huston-Tillotson University will launch its celebration toward the 150th-anniversary year in 2025. Mark your calendar now to join us.

Charter Day represents the official designated celebration of the Trustees’ signing of the State of Texas Charter of Incorporation that established Huston-Tillotson College (now known as Huston-Tillotson University). The 1952 merger of Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College created one of the largest black Protestant church-related colleges in the country at that time. The foundation of the institutions was established in 1875, ten years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, to educate recently emancipated slaves and now marks its 148th year of providing educational opportunities. The University is affiliated with both The United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ and is a charter member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

1875 Society Campaign

Be among the first to join the 1875 Society with your donation in any increment or your reoccurring donation. Click here to start your giving now with HT thank you gifts along the way. Call 512.505.3110 for more information.