Inclusive
A Personalized Journey
From nationally low tuition rates to award-winning outreach programs, UVU has a history of making education accessible to students from all backgrounds and levels of preparation. UVU sustains an inclusive campus community, where the identities and cultures of individuals are validated and respected.
"Even as we promote educational excellence, we must remain attuned to the necessities of our growing community and the changing world. As a regional state university, it is vital that we provide welcoming educational opportunities for everyone who needs them.”
— PRESIDENT MATTHEW S. HOLLAND
  • Cultural Initiatives
  • Women in Education
  • Interreligious Understanding
  • Access & Opportunity

Cultural Initiatives

CULTURAL INITIATIVES

Serving the needs of a large, diverse student body, the University’s inclusive initiatives provide mentors and staff to assist students with college access, resources, and opportunities.
118% increase in Latino graduates
Latino Enrollment
Cultural Initiatives
 
Latino Initiative

LATINO INITIATIVE

UVU is the largest provider of higher education for Latino students of all four-year institutions in Utah and was one of six institutions in the nation honored at the baccalaureate level by Examples of Excelencia for improving Latino student success.
Native American Summit

NATIVE AMERICAN SUMMIT

UVU hosts the Governor’s Native American Summit and has emerged as the higher education destination for American Indian students and communities in and around the state of Utah.
Pacific Islander Success

PACIFIC ISLANDER SUCCESS

Through the Cultural Envoy Dance Program, Moana Nui education conferences, and various community outreach initiatives, UVU is fast becoming a hub for Pacific Islander student success in Utah.

Women in Education

WOMEN IN EDUCATION

UVU is committed to supporting research and services that encourage women to pursue education. The institution has concentrated its efforts on helping female students completing postsecondary degrees.
Women's Success Center

WOMEN'S SUCCESS CENTER

The Women’s Success Center offers women the support and resources they need to complete their degrees, increase financial stability, and positively impact society.
First Lady's Luncheon

FIRST LADY'S LUNCHEON

Each spring for the past three years, first lady Paige Holland has hosted a formal luncheon for those interested in helping more women attend college and complete a degree.
National Expert

NATIONAL EXPERT

Susan R. Madsen, a professor of management, speaks almost weekly in a variety of local and national forums and founded the Utah Women and Leadership Project.

Interreligious Understanding

INTERRELIGIOUS UNDERSTANDING

Because religion often lies at the heart of cultural identity and relationships, the University is committed to finding ways to facilitate dialogue across various religious and secular perspectives.
Campus Clubs
Courses
Conferences
 
Orem Institute of Religion

OREM INSTITUTE OF RELIGION

Students interact with LDS church leaders at the Orem Institute of Religion. The institute, located near campus, is one of the largest LDS institutes in the world.
Reflection Center

REFLECTION CENTER

The Reflection Center provides a peaceful area where students from all religious and nonreligious backgrounds are welcome.
Bridging Beliefs

BRIDGING BELIEFS

UVU invites local and national religious leaders, such as Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, and the Most Rev. John Wester of the Salt Lake Diocese, to speak on campus.

Access & Opportunity

ACCESS & OPPORTUNITY

As a regional state university, UVU provides access to a university-quality product while maintaining student focus and a core set of community college offerings.
Diverse Offerings

DIVERSE OFFERINGS

With 30 certificate programs and 63 associate degrees, UVU’s vocational roots run deep by providing technical and workforce training.
Veterans Center

VETERANS CENTER

In recognition of veterans who attend UVU, the University is currently developing a dedicated center to reinforce its existing services.
First-generation students

FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS

UVU received a seven-year federal grant in 2011 to help low-income, first-generation college students.
Supportive Campus

SUPPORTIVE CAMPUS

The University is committed to providing the necessary programs to help students succeed in an increasingly complex, diverse, and globalized society.