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.
The Multicultural Student Council includes five core areas within Multicultural Student
Services: Academic, Activities, Service, MSS 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:
Maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester, while serving in MSC position*
Be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credits)
Commitment to plan and promote quality programs
Attend all meetings
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.
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
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.
Diversity Days: Monthly Heritage/Awareness Events
Martin Luther King Week (in collaboration with CHSS)