Multicultural Student Council (MSC)

Who can apply?

Multicultural Student Services values interactions among individuals with varying traditions, cultures, identities, genders, expressions, orientations, ages, abilities, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins.  We encourage all to apply that are currently or will be a full-time student at Utah Valley University! 

MSC Positions:

**Applications for all MSC positions, except for the UVUSA Liaison are now closed. 

MSC Events

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Share Similarities. Value Differences. Live It.

The Multicultural Student Council (MSC) serves to promote and celebrate intercultural enrichment and diversity at Utah Valley University through programs and events, geared for all students of diverse populations*.  Through MSC programs and events, student leaders are able to promote academic success and strengthen student involvement.  

By participating as leaders in the Multicultural Student Council, students learn to identify and advocate for those needs expressed by students of diverse populations*, while also finding resolutions and resources to address those needs. Through this, MSC members will be able to plan and implement meaningful programs and events, while also enhancing their interpersonal and leadership skills.

*We recognize that diverse populations include, but are not limited to: race/ethnicity, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and economic status.

Mission Statement

The Multicultural Student Council facilitates student success by celebrating the rich cultures that students of diverse populations share within Utah Valley University.  We provide opportunities to validate these cultures through programs and events that promote awareness and pride in all identities. 

MSC Requirements:

  • Possess a 3.0 GPA at the time of application 
    • Consideration may also be given to students who have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher within the previous two semesters of coursework (must have taken 12 credits or more each semester)
  • All council members must maintain a 2.50 GPA or higher each semester
  • Be enrolled in and complete 12 credit hours each semester
  • Attend all required retreats and trainings
  • Attend all required meetings
    • Fall/Spring semesters: Every Tuesday & Thursday from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Attend all required events and activities
  • Commitment to council success and event programming
  • Commitment to working with and advocating for diverse student populations*, especially those represented within Multicultural Student Services

Program Benefits

All MSC students receive a UVU scholarship for successful Multicultural Student Council participation and completion.  Depending on position type, scholarship amounts may cover up to the full cost of in-state tuition; other positions may cover half of in-state tuition.  Scholarship amounts can vary with each semester and depending upon fund availability. Must be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen. You must provide Proof of Citizenship as one of the requirements to receive a scholarship.

  • MSC Scholarships cannot be deferred for future semesters and can only be appealed once. 

Questions?

Let us know! Call us at (801) 863-7349 or email us at snowda@uvu.edu.