Our Mission

University Place is a strong, cohesive family of area neighborhoods, businesses, and institutions which operates through a governing board and paid part-time executive director.  University Place is operated exclusively for the promotion of our area’s civic goals.

Member organizations include local civic clubs representing Boulevard Oaks, the Museum District (MAMA), Southampton, Southampton Extension, Old Braeswood and Windermere, and businesses – the Rice Village Alliance (RVA) and International Bank of Commerce (IBC).  The board also includes representatives of First Christian Church, neighborhood businesses along Holcombe Boulevard, Rice University (a financial contributor and active participant), the South Main Alliance, and Temple Emanu El.

University Place is a united civic group working through the consensus of the homeowners, businesses, and institutions that make up the area.