The list is organized into the following categories:Academic and Career Resources
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The Academic Standards Office can help you access and utilize resources that will enable you to succeed academically.
The Academic Counseling Center can guide your progress in discovering, evaluating and determining your career path. Comprehensive career services include testing, one-on-one career counseling sessions and access to research sites. Counselors also advise students who are still exploring major options.
The Career Development Center will help you build your career and find employment while in school. Qualified counselors can assist you with internships, job search resources, informational interviews, networking, career events and resumes.
The Career Passport Program is an engaged way to actively participate in career exploration, selection and preparation while working toward a degree at UVU. The program includes activities that help you understand more about yourself, make better career decisions, develop essential career tools and establish valuable career networking contacts.
All students are required complete new student orientation before they can register for classes. Visit uvu.edu/orientation to learn how to fulfill the orientation requirement.
SLSS 1200: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Introduces powerful, personal leadership skills that will help you build a life-long foundation of principle-based behavior and habits.
SLSS 2100: Career and Major Exploration: Facilitates an increased awareness of self, post-secondary education, and the professional world to help you make well-informed major and career decisions.
Student Health Services offers medical services, wellness services, suicide prevention programs, learning disability testing and mental health services (including counseling for stress, relationships, and test anxiety).
-Basic visit: $10
-Mental health therapy: first visit free, subsequent visits $10
-Financial waivers are available
The wellness programs at UVU provide services to students and employees that enhance personal wellness. The programs offer healthy lifestyle counseling, fitness testing, health screenings and wellness workshops.
SLSS 1100: Stress Management — Hardiness: Presents strategies for developing effective attitudes and skills to deal with stressful circumstances. The five main areas of focus for the course are coping skills, communication/social support, relaxation, nutrition and exercise.
Learning Strategies Support can help you with time management, test anxiety, test-taking skills, note-taking skills and reading textbooks.
The Academic Tutoring Lab provides free tutoring to UVU students in the lab or by
appointment. Drop in for homework questions or make appointments for regular, private
tutoring. Tutoring is available for the following subjects: accounting, anthropology,
archaeology, astronomy, biology/botany, business management, chemistry, digital media,
education, economics, engineering, environmental, geography, geology, history, health,
languages, legal studies, meteorology, microbiology, philosophy, physical science,
physics, political science, psychology, sociology and zoology.
The lab can also arrange tutoring in any course across campus.
The Language Lab provides free tutoring for students enrolled in foreign language classes. The Language Lab has tutors available for the following foreign languages: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Tutoring is by appointment only.
The Math Lab is a great place to work on math homework in a setting where tutors can answer questions as they arise. The Math Lab serves students in all math classes.
Both the Writing Center and the Online Writing Lab can help you further your understanding of writing principles and enhance your writing skills. You can request help for any part of the writing process, from brainstorming to revision.
The School Community University Partnership provides one-on-one tutoring for a minimal fee.
The library offers a variety of spaces and state-of-the-art technology, creating an inviting research and study environment. Use one of more than 220 public computers to conduct research, write papers or produce multimedia projects. Group study and viewing rooms can be scheduled to work on projects or watch videos. A family study room is also available, allowing children to play while parents work on assignments. Librarians are available at the reference desk to help with research and project questions.
Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. to midnight
Sat: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SLSS 1000: University Student Success:
SLSS 1050: Library Research: Explains how to use the library to write research papers.
SLSS 1180: Speed Reading: Teaches how to increase reading speed.
SLSS 1190: Power Reading Strategies:Offers strategies for more effective textbook reading and retention.
UVU offers a comprehensive and varied program of financial assistance, including grants, loans, work study programs and scholarships. There are three types of financial aid:
Gift Aid: These programs are funded by government and private monies. They do not have to be repaid and are awarded upon a wide range of eligibility requirements. Gift aid includes scholarships and grants.
Work Study Programs: These programs are funded by state and federal monies and include an hourly wage, which comes in part from the employer and in part from the program. These programs do NOT need to be repaid.
Loans: All loans have to be repaid, though student loans often have interest rates below standard loan rates. Some are repayable immediately, while others defer monthly payments until after graduation. Some student loans can be awarded even if the calculated financial need deems the student ineligible for other forms of aid.
Students may go to One Stop (BA 106) to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor during regular business hours. Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis only.
The Women’s Success Center specializes in meeting the needs of female students and is dedicated to encouraging women in all areas of education. The center provides information about opportunities and resources available on campus and within the community. The center also facilitates student success through personal consultations, scholarships, book loans and advocacy.
The Accessibility Services Department is committed to helping students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations during their college experience at UVU. The department provides a variety of services, software and equipment for students with a wide range of disabilities.
The housing office can help you find affordable housing close to campus.
Turning Point is a community resource center for individuals who seek personal and professional enrichment. Turning Point will help you complete education goals; build personal relationships; obtain training, education scholarships, and child care scholarships; learn job-seeking skills; explore career options; and master communication skills.
The Multicultural Center promotes educational opportunities and intercultural enrichment for diverse-heritage students and the university community. The center offers scholarship and financial aid resources, mentors and tutors, clubs, academic counseling and advising, an outstanding First Year Experience program for new students, and a home away from home.
First Year Experience programs are designed to help incoming students maximize their first year by becoming familiar with campus resources, connecting with the university, and building a foundation for a successful college education. First Year Experience programs begin the summer before fall semester and continue throughout the school year.
Student Support Services offers mentoring, tutoring, and academic support for first-generation and low-income students.
Need mediation services or help with conflict resolution? The UVU ombudsmen are familiar with campus policies and students’ rights and responsibilities. The ombudsmen can help you find useful options within these guidelines if misunderstandings or disagreements needing resolution occur.
The Student Response Team is a resource for faculty and staff for addressing student violence, threat assessment, classroom disruption, student well-being and suicide prevention. You can contact Ashley Larsen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVU’s deferred admission program encourages future students to apply to UVU now, but enroll in courses later. If you’re a current student, meaning you have already enrolled in at least one class at UVU, this is called a leave of absence. If you need to take some time away from your studies, be it for a humanitarian or religious mission, military service, health reasons, financial- or employment-related issues, or family responsibilities, please contact the Leave of Absence Office.
Veterans Services offers assistance in applying for and using VA benefits.
CAL provides a cutting-edge personal, interpersonal, organizational, and civic/service Leadership Certification Program for students wishing to achieve their leadership potential.
UVU has a club for everyone. The university offers clubs in the following interest areas: academics, politics, social awareness, pre-professional programs, service, athletics and recreation, religion, ethnicity and culture, performing arts and media.
The Intramural Office helps UVU students, faculty and staff find their own niche on campus by providing opportunities to participate in a wide variety of individual, dual and team sports at various levels of competition. The office not only provides structured and organized programs, but continually looks for new sports to add as well.
The Outdoor Adventure Center offers outdoor excursions, equipment rentals, and retail items.
The Office of Student Involvement provides hands-on, engaged learning opportunities for UVU students through three collaborative efforts: Resident Engagement Coordinators (RECs), the Engaged Learning ZONE, and Action Learning Communities (ALCs). Many students who participate with the Office of Student Involvement are compensated through scholarships or a rent stipend.
The Volunteer & Service Learning Center provides volunteer and community outreach opportunities and the AmeriCorps grant program.
UVUSA provides social and educational activities to help students connect with campus. Make your voice heard and help make a difference on UVU’s campus by getting involved in UVUSA through the Independent Branch, Academic Senate, Student Life and Activities, or UV Clubs.
Child Care Resource & Referral-Mountainland improves the lives of children and families by promoting quality child care. Parents can learn more about quality child care and get in touch with local child care providers.
The UVU Wee Care Center was designed to meet the child care needs of student parents of UVU, MATC, and Turning Point. First priority is given to low-income students. All services are based on a sliding scale. Quality care is provided to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
Utah County Crisis Line: 801-691-LIFE (5433)
Crisis Line of Utah County: 801-226-4433
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373-7393
Center for Women and Children in Crisis: 801-377-5500
Domestic Violence/Shelter Hotline: 801-377-5500
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Utah County Rape Crisis Center: 801-356-2511
Substance Abuse Evaluation and Referral to Treatment: 801-851-7128 (Detox Center: 801-851-7652)
Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment Center: 801-373-0210
Alliance Clinical Services: 801-763-7775