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 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

The Multicultural Student Council includes five core areas within Multicultural Student Services: Academic, Activities, Service, Clubs/Organization, and Marketing/Publicity. Each area is represented by a Multicultural Student Council Chair member.  The Academic Chair serves as the Multicultural Representative/Liaison on the UVUSA Independent Branch. For information on what each position entails, please visit the links below:

Requirements: 

  1. Maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester, while serving in MSC position*
  2. Be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credits)
  3. Commitment to plan and promote quality programs
  4. Attend all meetings
  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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History

  • 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 aid 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 department 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