Native American Initiative

Utah Valley University (UVU) is a great fit for Native Americans interested in continuing their education. Open Admission policy allows UVU to accept anyone who has a high school diploma or its equivalent.

  • Utah State Board of Regents allows Ute, Goshute, Shoshone-Bannock, Shoshoni, Paiute, Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni tribes to qualify for resident status, which allows these enrolled tribal members with certificates of Indian blood to pay resident tuition. Other tribes have the possibility of resident status after one year.
  • Native American advisors assist with, admissions, registration, scholarships, and financial aid. UVU has an inner network of Native American mentors and staff to help you succeed.
  • UVU is located in Orem, Utah. In addition to trade & technology diplomas and certificates UVU offers 66 Bachelor and 3 Master's degrees (Business Management, Nursing, and Education).
  • The Native American club has opportunities in leadership, tutoring, multicultural student council, performance, and dance groups. Our students enjoy the new wellness center which features state-of-the-art athletic equipment and facilities.

Student Profiles

Carl Moore

Carl Moore photo by Amy Harrison

Tribe: Hopi and Chemehuevi

Carl, is studying Political Science with a concentration in American Government. He is currently a junior and has made the Dean’s list consistently. Moore is a Men’s Traditional and Hoop dancer. He is married and has seven children. “I really enjoy my experience here at UVU” said Moore. “It is a place where I feel comfortable and have opportunities to be educated and to educate. I am proud to be a Wolverine!”

 

Camille Sine

Camille Sine photo by Chelsie Clarke

Tribe: Dakota/Ho-Chunk

Camille, is from Sisseton, South Dakota and enrolled with the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse reservation. Sine is pursuing a B.S. in Elementary Education. While at UVU Sine is very involved with the Native American club and Cultural Envoys, a performance and dance group that travels the world. “UVU has afforded me plenty of opportunities to share my culture,” said Sine. “I really enjoy visiting with youth and encouraging them to attend college. I am happy to be from a proud heritage and happy to be a Wolverine.”