Multicultural Student Council

The Multicultural Student Council (MSC) serves to promote and celebrate intercultural enrichment and diversity at Utah Valley University through programs and events, specifically geared for all UVU students. Led by a group of select students, the MSC members strive to strengthen student involvement and academic success among students of multicultural backgrounds, as well as the entire UVU student body. By participating as leaders in the Multicultural Student Council, students learn to identify and advocate for those needs expressed by multicultural students, especially those students of underrepresented 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.

Structure of the Multicultural Student Council

The Multicultural Student Council includes four core areas within Multicultural Student Services: Academic, Activities, Service, and Clubs/Organization, as well as a Publicity Coordinator. Each area is represented by a Multicultural Student Council Chair member.  The Academic Chair serves as the Multicultural Representative on the UVUSA Independent Branch.  The Publicity Coordinator's main purpose is to develop publicity and promote social media marketing for the Multicultural Student Council programs. Under each MSC Chair (with the exception of Clubs/Organization and Publicity), are two Committee Members who help to plan and run the specified programs and events that the Chair oversees.  For more information on what each position entails, please visit the links below:

 

Want to apply for an MSC position? If you have questions, call 801-863-7349, visit our office in the WB 146s, or email us at multicultural@uvu.edu. 

2014-2015 Multicultural Student Council Application

Application Deadlines:

  • March 28th - MSC Academic Chair/UVUSA Liaison
  • April 4th - All MSC positions

Requirements: 

  1. Maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester, while serving in MSC position*
  2. Be enrolled as a full-time student
  3. Commitment to plan and promote quality programs
  4. Attend all meetings regularly
  5. Willingness to serve and be the voice for ALL multicultural students

* GPA requirements vary depending on position and time of application. All Chairs must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application, and all Committee Members must possess a 2.75 cumulative GPA at the time of application.

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Purpose and Place of the Multicultural Student Council

The Multicultural Student Council is an integral part within Multicultural Student Services (MSS). One of the main goals of the MSS is to promote and sustain an inclusive campus community, and the Multicultural Student Council is one of the ways that the MSS is able to achieve that goal. The MSS is dedicated to providing opportunities to teach and advance multiculturalism within UVU, and within the community, while also serving and supporting multicultural students and helping them to succeed not only in academics, but within their lives as well, so that they may inspire others.

History of Multicultural Student Council

Newly created in the Spring of 2013, the goals and objectives of the MSC are to help current and prospective Multicultural Students to succeed individually and collectively through academia, while also strengthening student involvement not only in activities and events within Multicultural Student Services, but throughout Utah Valley University as well.

Prior to this creation, we have been able to provide meaningful events and programs through the aids of our student clubs, the support and commitment of our MSS staff, and the dedication carried out by a UVUSA/MSS appointed Multicultural Representative.

With the establishment of a council, we as a Center are working towards helping our students become powerful leaders and voices within the university and their communities. 

MSC Events

  • Cultural Arts & Cultural Chef (in collaboration with the Office of Student Involvement)
  • Diversity Dialogues
  • Diversity Days: Monthly Heritage/Awareness Events
  • Martin Luther King Week (in collaboration with CHSS)
  • Multicultural Opening & Closing Socials
  • Multicultural Graduation Breakfast