Aerial view of Houghton University's equestrian center.

Current Projects

Priority Projects

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Equestrian Center

Equestrian at Houghton began more than 30 years ago, with seven horses and a small student-built outdoor arena. Today, students from across the country come to train and study with our Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) instructors at one of Best Value Schools’ “20 Most Amazing College Equestrian Centers.” As this nationally-recognized program expands and grows in its impact on the regional economy, come alongside Houghton University to construct a larger, indoor riding arena and enhance the equestrian experience for our students and community.

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Athletics Capital Projects

Houghton’s student-athletes benefit from the financial support of parents, alumni and friends. The following capital projects have been identified as priority renovations by Houghton University’s Athletics Advisory Board, necessary to support the hundreds of students who participate in Highlander Athletics and the campus community that uses our athletic facilities for health, wellness and recreation.

  • Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Outdoor Track
  • Cross Country / Disc Golf course

Please direct questions about Highlander Athletics Capital Projects to Skip Lord, National Director of Athletics Engagement.

Endowed Funds

Houghton Student Scholarship Fund recipient Christian Welker sitting by Houghton Star banner.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowing a scholarship is an ideal way to leave a lasting impact on the future of Houghton University. An endowment is an enduring giving opportunity providing the satisfaction of knowing your generosity and investment will dramatically impact future generations of Houghton students.

Houghton professor Doug Gaerte speaking in front of communication class.

Endowed Chairs

Naming an endowed chair is a special way to honor a family member, mentor or beloved Houghton University faculty member. It is also a powerful means for Houghton University to attract the best and brightest to teach and mentor our students and to retain those individuals once they are here.

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Endowed Programs

In recognition of the vital role extracurricular and co-curricular experiences play in the lives of our students, Houghton alumni and friends can ensure the future flourishing of programs by creating endowment funds that support and enhance the student experiences that significantly impacted them or in which they have a unique interest.