Submission Rules

Class notes, in print and online, are a way to share what’s going on in your life with your alma mater and classmates. Class Notes rely upon an environment of trust and mutual respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others; of free expression and inquiry; and with a commitment to truth, excellence, and personal accountability. The views and opinions expressed by alumni are theirs alone, and are not endorsed by and should not be ascribed to UH or UHAA.

By submitting a class note, you agree to the following:

  • • All Class Notes are visible to the general public. Do not submit anything you wish to keep private.
  • • The University of Houston reserve the right to edit all submissions for style and content. The following content will be edited or deleted: Personal attacks or insults, hate speech, or harassment.
  • • Posts with the intention of eliciting negative responses, or posts with the clear intention of annoying or offending other users.
  • • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation.
  • • Material that slanders, abuses or threatens others.
  • • Material that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images. This includes the use of substitute symbols (for example, “a$$” will be deleted).
  • • Communications that violate or incite others to violate the law or communications that discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
  • • Unauthorized copyrighted material.
  • • Communications that could be confused with official communications of the University or Alumni Association.
  • • Posts which are deemed inappropriate by UH Alumni staff.

The spirit of these restrictions is to create a positive reading experience for all visitors.

We have implemented automated measures to detect submissions that may violate these terms. Any submission flagged by these measures is held for review before it can become publicly visible. We try to review submissions promptly during normal business hours, but cannot guarantee a turnaround time.

If you see any content you believe to be in violation of these policies, please contact us at Email:
We ask for your email address and phone number so that we can contact you if we have any questions. We do not share this information with parties outside the UH community.

All notes are considered for publication in AlumLine or other university publications. However, we do not guarantee inclusion, neither in a particular issue nor at any time. Submissions that are included may be edited to fit the allotted space.

Our editors may select a handful of notes of special interest for highlighting, either online or in print. Selections are at the sole discretion of our editors.

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We may revise these policies at any time, and reserve the right to modify or discontinue services.

Content guidelines

Please ensure your note adheres to the following guidelines for the relevant category:

Academic Accomplishment

Include the date, name of the school/institution, and the degree or honor received.


Include the full name of the child and the date he/she was born. If you want to include the infant’s siblings, please specify their names and ages.


Use this category for promotions, new positions, etc. We suggest you include your job title, company name, description of the position, location, and/or previous position, as appropriate.


For books, please include the title, the names of any coauthors, the publisher, date published, and any other books you’ve written. For papers, articles, or other publications, please include the title of your work; where it may be found (e.g. the name of the magazine or journal in which it appears); the volume, issue, and date (if published in a periodical); and any other information needed to cite your work.


Include the company name and date of retirement. We encourage you to include a little about your latest position, or a brief narrative of your career trajectory.


Include the date of the wedding and your spouse’s name (if an alumnus/a, please include their school and class year). Due to space restrictions in the print magazine, we do not include the location of the wedding or names of people in the wedding party or who attended.


Include full title of Honor received and full name of awarding entity along with dates and explanation.


Include location and dates.


We will publish as many photos as possible, but due to space limitations and reproduction-quality requirements, we are not able to publish every photo. Photos cannot be returned. To have your photo considered for publication, it must meet these requirements:

  • Group photos of alumni gatherings, including weddings, will be considered. Please include everyone’s full name (first, maiden, last), year of graduation and background information on the gathering.
  • Digital photos submitted must be high-quality jpegs of at least 300 dpi (or a file size of 1mb or higher).

About us

Since 1940, the University of Houston Alumni Association has served and supported the University of Houston, its over 285,000 alumni, its friends, and the community it calls home. Our goal is enabling and encouraging lifelong alumni relationships with the University of Houston.

From student scholarships and legislative advocacy, to alumni networks and communications, UHAA is working to enhance the value of your degree and your alumni experience.

You can contact us at:

3204 Cullen Blvd., Suite 201
Houston, TX 77204-6000
Phone: 713.743.9550
Toll-free: 1.877.COUGAR1
Fax: 713.743.9560

The following comes from the Harvard webpage. Not sure if we need something like this:

Harvard Business School Alumni Website Terms of Use These Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) are effective as of January 25, 2016. By accessing or using the Alumni Website (the “Service”), or by logging into the site with your LEFA/User ID, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. The Service is owned and operated by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, acting by and through Harvard Business School (“Harvard”). Please review these Terms of Use carefully prior to using the Service. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use the Service. The Service comprises a suite of online services provided by Harvard, including but not limited to, (1) an online Harvard Business School Alumni Directory (2) the Alumni Messaging Service class emailer, (3) Life-Long Email Forwarding Address service (“LEFA”), (4) a User-to-User Alumni Messaging service, and (5) the HBS Alumni Clubs service. These Terms of Use govern your use of each component of the Service. For a further description of each of the above services, please visit:

1. Copyright; Rules for Submission of Content.

(a) The Service and any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, works of authorship, applications, links, and other content or materials (collectively, the “Service Content”) are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws. As between you and Harvard, Harvard owns the intellectual property rights in the Service and the Service Content. You may use the Service and the Service Content only in the manner and for the purposes specified in these Terms of Use. Except as specifically permitted by these Terms of Use, you may not modify, transmit, produce, distribute, display, sell, license, broadcast, or otherwise make available in any form or by any means any part of the Service or the Service Content without the express written permission of Harvard.

(b) You retain ownership of all of your intellectual property rights in any content created, posted, or shared by you, on or through the Service and any personal data, (the “User Content”). Harvard does not claim ownership of your User Content.

(c) You represent and warrant that: (i) you own your User Content; (ii) the posting and use of your User Content on or through the Service will not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights; (iii) you shall pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owed by reason of your User Content; and (iv) you have the legal right and capacity to enter into these Terms of Use in your jurisdiction.

2. Rules of Conduct.

(a) You affirm that you are at least 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully competent, to use the Service and to enter into and comply with these Terms of Use.

(b) You may not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, disturbing, pornographic, or sexually suggestive photos or other content via the Service.

(c) You may not defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate people or entities and you must not post private or confidential information via the Service, including, without limitation, your or any other person’s credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or nonpublic email addresses.

(d) You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations (for example, federal, state, local and provincial) applicable to your use of the Service and your User Content, including but not limited to, copyright laws.

(e) You must not interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature.

(f) You must not create accounts with the Service through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.

(g) You must not attempt to restrict another user from using or enjoying the Service and you must not encourage or facilitate violations of these Terms of Use


(h) You may only make non-commercial uses of the Service and Service Content. Use of Service or the Service Content for any commercial, public or political purpose is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to: (1) activities that are illegal or fraudulent; (2) use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by Harvard (or any individual officer or employee of Harvard); (3) use that can be confused with official communications of Harvard or its officers or employees; and (4) print or electronic mass mailings (sometimes known as “spamming”), solicitations for commercial services.

(i) Certain areas of the Service provide tools for the exchange of ideas and information between users, including in the form of direct messaging. Harvard is not responsible or liable for any content, including User Content, that is posted or distributed pursuant to such user to user exchanges. The views and opinions expressed by users are theirs alone, and are not endorsed by, and should not be ascribed to Harvard. You are solely responsible for all User Content you post, and you assume all risks relating to its use by others and others’ reliance on its accuracy.

(j) You acknowledge and agree that Harvard has no obligation to display, monitor, or take any action with respect to Service Content or User Content. Harvard reserves the right, without the obligation, to edit the Service and to edit, remove, delete or refuse any User Content for any reason without notice to users. If User Content violates the above standards or any other provision of these Terms of Use, Harvard reserves the right to terminate the applicable user’s account and right to use the Service, in addition to any other rights or remedies available. Harvard does not approve or endorse any User Content, and you agree that Harvard will have no responsibility or liability in connection with your use of any User Content.

3. Privacy; Confidentiality.

(a) Harvard agrees to use your User Content in compliance with the privacy policy of the Service, together with any Service-specific data use policies, privacy statements and privacy notices (collectively, “Privacy Policies”).

(b) Harvard will treat your User Content as confidential information in accordance with Harvard policies, and only use and disclose it in accordance with these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policies.

4. Limitation of Liability; Indemnification.


(b) You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Harvard and its officers, fellows, governing board members, directors, employees and agents, from and against all claims, actions, suits, damages, liabilities and costs (including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees) arising from or relating to your use of the Service or any of the Service Content or your User Content, and/or your failure to comply any provision of these Terms of Use.

5. User Accounts; Account Termination Policy.

(a) You agree to provide accurate and complete information when creating or updating your account. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your user account, and you must keep your account password secure. You agree to notify us immediately at of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security. You may not use another’s account without permission. Harvard may terminate your account if you violate any provision of these Terms of Use or fail to comply with requests concerning your account. User accounts may not be shared, transferred, or sold to other parties, nor are they to be used by or made available to any person or entity except the registered user.

(b) The rights granted to you hereunder will terminate automatically upon any breach by you of these Terms of Use, unless Harvard otherwise specifically agrees in writing, but the other provisions of these Terms of Use will survive any such termination. Harvard reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to cease providing any Service Content, to change or discontinue any aspect or element of the Service, or to cease making the Service available.

6. Miscellaneous

(a) Links to Other Services. Harvard may provide links to websites operated by thirdparties, including but not limited to, websites operated by Harvard alumni, as a convenience for our users. Harvard does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or the use of third-party websites. If you use third-party sites, you do so solely at your own risk. Links do not imply that Harvard is affiliated or associated with any linked site.

(b) Use of Harvard Names. Except as specifically permitted by these Terms of Use, you may not use or register any name, logo or insignia of Harvard or any of its schools or subdivisions for any purpose except with our prior written approval and in accordance with any restrictions required by Harvard.

(c) Governing Law. These Terms of Use, and any claim or dispute that arises from or relates to your use of the Service, will be governed by the laws of Massachusetts, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. You agree that all such claims and disputes will be heard and resolved exclusively in courts sitting in Middlesex or Suffolk County, Massachusetts. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts over you for this purpose, and waive and agree not to assert any objection to such proceedings in such courts (including any defense or objection of lack of proper jurisdiction or venue or inconvenience of forum).

(d) Change of Terms of Use. Please note that these Terms of Use are subject to change without notice from time to time. Any changes will be posted to this page. Your use of this Service or any Service Content after any changes have been made will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use.

(e) Severability; Entire Agreement. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision, to the extent unenforceable, shall be struck, and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. Your rights under these Terms of Use are personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define or limit the scope or extent of any provision of these Terms of Use. Harvard’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms of Use, nothing herein shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. These Terms of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and Harvard with respect to the subject matter hereof.