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
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.
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, 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.”