Houston Baptist University changes name to Houston Christian University

HCU will continue to use the same logo of its Husky head without any wordmark until the rebranding process is complete. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – President Dr. Robert Sloan announced Wednesday the name change of the former “Houston Baptist University” to “Houston Christian University.”

The announcement, which was delivered to the faculty and staff, detailed that the athletics programs will be referred to as “HCU” in all official department printed materials – traditional and digital – effective immediately.

“Houston Christian University” is acceptable on first reference, but would prefer “HCU” or “Huskies” on all subsequent references. The new URL for the official website is “HCUHuskies.com” and the official Twitter handle is “HCUAthletics,” an official release stated.

HCU will continue to use the same logo of its Husky head without any wordmark until the rebranding process is complete, and the athletic programs will use their current uniforms, even with “HBU” marks, until a new set of marks is available and new uniforms are unveiled.

The Husky mascot and the blue and orange color scheme will not change.