News & Events

February Events

National Student Leadership Diversity Convention (NSLDC) @ UVU

February 6, SC Centre Stage, 8-4pm

We are proud to inform you about the great opportunity that is coming in February.  The National Student Leadership Diversity Convention (NSLDC) is a gathering of STUDENT LEADERS and ADVISORS that addresses the most critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging our campuses today. Through experiential workshops, keynote sessions, and engaged activities, the student leaders will explore the various elements of diversity and how the different issues affect themselves, their respective organizations, and their respective campuses.

 

Cultural Rhythms - Hip-Hop

February 10 , SC 111 J & K, 7:30-9:00pm

Interested in learning a new cultural dance? Cultural Rhythms offers dance styles from all around the world, in collaboration with various ethnic/cultural clubs, and student groups.  Our instructors teach samba, salsa, hip-hop, step, bachata, and more! 

 

People of the Pacific (POP) Conference

February 11, SC Grande Ballroom, 8-2pm

The People of the Pacific (POP) Conference is open to all high school students who are currently enrolled in the POP classes within their respective high schools, or who are involved in Pacific Islander clubs and organizations within their high schools. 

 

Diversity Dialogues - "Interracial Relationships"

February 18, CB 510,  3-4pm

Diversity Dialogues is series of discussion-based interactions over topics that are sensitive, but important to openly discuss in a safe and respectful space 
 
  

March Events

2016-2017 Multicultural Student Council Applications Open!

March 1 - 31

Interested in becoming apart of the Multicultural Student Council (MSC) for the 2016-2017 school year? Apply for a position! 

  • Applications will be available March 1st. 

 

Cultural Rhythms - Swing

March 9, SC 206C, 7:30 - 9:00pm

Interested in learning a new cultural dance? Cultural Rhythms offers dance styles from all around the world, in collaboration with various ethnic/cultural clubs, and student groups.  Our instructors teach samba, salsa, hip-hop, step, bachata, and more!  

 

Easter Extravaganza at the Wee Care Center

March 10, Wee Care Center (WE), 4:00pm-6:00pm

This event is for UVU students who have children registered with the Wee Care Center. The Multicultural Student Council is collaborating with the UVU Wee Care Center on an Easter event! Parents of UVU Wee Care students are invited to attend!

 

Spring Break

March 14- 19 (UVU Students)

No School for Students! UVU will be closed on March 18th. 

 

Diversity Lecture Series

March 8 & 22, SC Centre Stage, 3-4pm

Diversity Lecture Series is a complimentary program to Diversity Dialogues.  It is hosted either on the same week as Diversity Dialogues or around such discussion.  Diversity Lectures allows a deeper contact into social issues.  Members from the community, Higher Education Institutions, and professionals will educate and explore such topics. 

 

Safe Zone Training

March 24, LA 114w, 11-1pm

Safe Zone training is about fostering an environment of inclusion for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, allies, and asexual/nonsexual (LGBTQIA*) individuals on our campus and in the surrounding community. The training raises visibility and promotes ally building through:

  • Educating individuals on LGBTQIA* issues relating to gender and sexuality and how one can intervene when they witness discrimination.
  • Creating visibility of people who can provide resources to LGBTQIA* community members.
  • Creating a safe environment on campus free from restrictive transphobia, homophobia, heterosexism and cisgender bias.
  • Look for this sign in offices around campus to identify those who have completed Safe Zone training and who are committed to providing an inclusive environment for members of the LGBTQIA* community at UVU

 

Diversity Dialogues: Feminism

March 24, SC 206 A-B, 3-4pm

Diversity Dialogues is series of discussion-based interactions over topics that are sensitive, but important to openly discuss in a safe and respectful space.

 

FAFSA/Financial Aid Workshops

Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10am & 2pm, LA 114 Computer Lab

Have questions about Financial Aid and requirements? Need to fill out your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Drop by the CGIE Computer Lab in LA 114 and our advisors will help answer your questions! No appointments necessary! 

April Events

Bachata Fest - Spring 2016

April 1, UCCU Events Center, 9pm - 2am

The UVU USALO club will be sponsoring the spring Bachata Fest! Enjoy Bachata, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, dembow, cumbias, and a ton more at the semi-annual Latin Dance craze at UVU! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through campus connection.

 

Center for Global & Intercultural Engagement (CGIE) Grand-Opening & Student Voice Showcase

April - Date TBD

Ribbon-cutting event for the Center for Global & Intercultural Engagement (CGIE) office in LA 114! Come and join us for the ribbon-cutting and the Student Voice Showcase.  All student art has been specifically created and designed by UVU International and Multicultural students showcasing their voices and experiences and how it has fueled their success while at UVU.

 

Safe Zone Training

April 6, LA 114w, 10-12pm

Safe Zone training is about fostering an environment of inclusion for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, allies, and asexual/nonsexual (LGBTQIA*) individuals on our campus and in the surrounding community. The training raises visibility and promotes ally building through:

  • Educating individuals on LGBTQIA* issues relating to gender and sexuality and how one can intervene when they witness discrimination.
  • Creating visibility of people who can provide resources to LGBTQIA* community members.
  • Creating a safe environment on campus free from restrictive transphobia, homophobia, heterosexism and cisgender bias.
  • Look for this sign in offices around campus to identify those who have completed Safe Zone training and who are committed to providing an inclusive environment for members of the LGBTQIA* community at UVU

 

Cultural Envoy Spring Showcase

April 4 & 7, UVU Ragan Theatre, 7-9pm

The Cultural Envoy Leadership Program is hosting their spring showcase in the UVU Ragan Theatre! Come and enjoy the presentations and performances of our student leaders as they "Honor Our Legacies," and culture.  Tickets are $10, and $7 if you have a UVU ID.  

 

Diversity Lecture Series

April 12, SC Centre Stage, 3-4pm

Diversity Lecture Series is a complimentary program to Diversity Dialogues.  It is hosted either on the same week as Diversity Dialogues or around such discussion.  Diversity Lectures allows a deeper contact into social issues.  Members from the community, Higher Education Institutions, and professionals will educate and explore such topics.  

 

Cultural Rhythms: Tahitian

April 13, SC 111 J & K, 7:30-9:00pm

Interested in learning a new cultural dance? Cultural Rhythms offers dance styles from all around the world, in collaboration with various ethnic/cultural clubs, and student groups.  Our instructors teach samba, salsa, hip-hop, step, bachata, and more!  

 

Diversity Dialogues

April 14, SC 206 A & B, 3-5pmDiversity Dialogues is series of discussion-based interactions over topics that are sensitive, but important to openly discuss in a safe and respectful space.  

 

Latino Celebración

April 19, SC Ballroom, 6-8pm

Join us for a night of Latino cultural celebracion and achievements! Pre-registration and tickets will be required.

 

Multicultural Graduation Brunch

April 28, SC 206 A-C, 11-1pm

Multicultural Student Services is inviting its Multicultural student graduates and their families to attend a brunch in their honor.  Students will be invited via email and an RSVP link will be provided! Congratulations to the class of 2016!   

 

UVU Spring 2016 Commencement

April 28 - UCCU Center, 6pm  

 

UVU Spring 2016 Convocations

April 29 - Utah Valley University

Please see your schools and departments for convocation locations. Congratulations to the class of 2016!

 

FAFSA/Financial Aid Workshops

Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10am & 2pm, LA 114 Computer Lab

Have questions about Financial Aid and requirements? Need to fill out your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Drop by the CGIE Computer Lab in LA 114 and our advisors will help answer your questions! No appointments necessary! 

May Events

Cultural Envoy Leadership Program (CELP) Tour

May 1-11, Location TBD

The Cultural Envoy Leadership Program (CELP) will be touring and presenting their stories and cultural performances with others! Student leaders will embark on a cultural experience that will strengthen the messages they share and help promote academia at Utah Valley University! If you are interested in joining Cultural Envoy for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, please check out their page: https://www.uvu.edu/multicultural/students/cultural-envoy/

 

Fiji Relief Concert

May 28, SC Grande Ballroom, 6pm-12am

The UVU Pacific Islander Initiative is coordinating a relief concert for the people of Fiji, after the devastating effects of Cyclone Winston.  We are collecting shoes, clothes, and disposable paper goods to send to Fiji and hosting a concert featuring local Polynesian artists.  Donations are welcome anytime and can be dropped off in Salt Lake City, Provo, and Vernal.  We are accepting donations at UVU in the Liberal Arts (LA) building, room 114.  Concert tickets are $15 and all proceeds will go towards the cost of a shipping container to send all donated items to Fiji. 

 

FAFSA/Financial Aid Workshops

Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10am & 2pm, LA 114 Computer Lab

Have questions about Financial Aid and requirements? Need to fill out your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Drop by the CGIE Computer Lab in LA 114 and our advisors will help answer your questions! No appointments necessary! 

June Events

FAFSA/Financial Aid Workshops

Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10am & 2pm, LA 114 Computer Lab

Have questions about Financial Aid and requirements? Need to fill out your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Drop by the CGIE Computer Lab in LA 114 and our advisors will help answer your questions! No appointments necessary! 

July Events

FAFSA/Financial Aid Workshops

Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10am & 2pm, LA 114 Computer Lab

Have questions about Financial Aid and requirements? Need to fill out your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Drop by the CGIE Computer Lab in LA 114 and our advisors will help answer your questions! No appointments necessary!