Resources for Students and Parents

UVU Family

Utah Valley University is committed to student success and we offer a wide array of support services and resources to help students have a rewarding and productive university experience.

The list is organized into the following categories:

Academic and Career Resources
Health: Physical and Mental
Learning Assistance and Tutoring
Financial Resources
Support Systems
Get Involved
Child Care
Crisis Hotlines and Treatment Resources

(Download our pdf, Resources for Success)

ACADEMIC AND CAREER RESOURCES:

ACADEMIC STANDARDS | LC 402 / 801-863-5325 / academicstandards@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/academicstandards

The Academic Standards Office can help you access and utilize resources that will enable you to succeed academically.

ACADEMIC COUNSELING CENTER | LC 402 / 801-863-8425 / acadcounseling@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/acc

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.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER | LC 409 / 801-863-6364 / careerdevelopmentcenter@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/cdc

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.

CAREER PASSPORT PROGRAM | LC 409k / 801-863-5460 / careerpassport@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/careerpassport

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.

OFFICE OF ORIENTATION | SC 105 / 801-863-5491 / orientation@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/orientation

All students are required to register for and attend a new student orientation session before they can register for classes. The orientation office offers multiple sessions at convenient times throughout the year. If you are from out of state, online orientation may be an option for you. Find out how to register for orientation and when and how to attend at uvu.edu/orientation.

SUGGESTED CLASSES

CLSS 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.

CLSS 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.

Learning style surveys: www.vark-learn.com or www.aboutlearning.com

HEALTH: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES | SC 221 / 801-863-8876

www.uvu.edu/studenthealth

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 

WELLNESS PROGRAMS | SC 221 / 801-863-8127

www.uvu.edu/wellnessed

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.

SUGGESTED CLASSES

CLSS 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 ASSISTANCE AND TUTORING

LEARNING STRATEGIES SUPPORT | LC 405q and LC 405r / 801-863-7418

www.uvu.edu/learningstrategies

Learning Strategies Support can help you with time management, test anxiety, test-taking skills, note-taking skills and reading textbooks.

ACADEMIC TUTORING LAB | LA 201 / 801-863-5376

www.uvu.edu/academictutoring

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.

LANGUAGE LAB | LA 003g / 801-863-7257

www.uvu.edu/lang/langlab.html

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.

MATH LAB | LA 201 / 801-863-8310 / mathlab@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/mathlab

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.

WRITING CENTER | LI 208 / 801-863-8936 / writelab@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/writingcenter

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.

SCHOOL COMMUNITY UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP | 723 S. 1200 WEST, OREM / 801-863-6800

www.uvu.edu/partnership

The School Community University Partnership provides one-on-one tutoring for a minimal fee.

LIBRARY | LI / 801-863-8265

www.uvu.edu/library

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.

Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. to midnight
Sat: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Sunday

SUGGESTED CLASSES

CLSS 1000: University Student Success:

CLSS 1050: Library Research: Explains how to use the library to write research papers.

CLSS 1180: Speed Reading: Teaches how to increase reading speed.

CLSS 1190: Power Reading Strategies:Offers strategies for more effective textbook reading and retention.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

FINANCIAL AID and SCHOLARSHIPS | BA 105 / SCHOLARSHIPS: 801-863-8443 / FINANCIAL AID: 801-863-8442

www.uvu.edu/financialaid

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.

SUPPORT SYSTEMS

WOMEN’S SUCCESS CENTER | LC 303 / 801-863-3010 / womenssuccesscenter@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/wsc

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.

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES | LC 312 / 801-863-8747 / asd@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/asd

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.

DEPARTMENT OF OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING | LC 213 / 801-863-8659 / housing@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/housing

The housing office can help you find affordable housing close to campus.

TURNING POINT | HP 116 (West Campus), LC 405c (Orem Campus) / 801-863-7580 / turningpoint@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/turningpoint

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.

MULTICULTURAL CENTER | WB 146s / 801-863-8357 / multicultural@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/multicultural

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 & STUDENT RETENTION | LC 405 / 801-863-4000 / success@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/firstyear

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.

TRiO: STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES | WB 100 / 801-863-8541

www.uvu.edu/trio/sss

Student Support Services offers mentoring, tutoring, and academic support for first-generation and low-income students.

OMBUDSMAN | SC 107 / 801-863-7237

www.uvu.edu/ombuds

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.

STUDENT RESPONSE TEAM | SC 107 / 801-863-8665

www.uvu.edu/studentconduct/

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 alarsen@uvu.edu.

DEFERRED ADMISSION / LEAVE OF ABSENCE | LC 405 / 801-863-8404 / leaveofabsence@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/registration/leaveofabsence

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 | BA 114 / 801-863-8212 / veterans@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/veterans

Veterans Services offers assistance in applying for and using VA benefits.

GET INVOLVED

CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEADERSHIP | LC 302 / 801-863-6466 / cal@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/leadership

CAL provides a cutting-edge personal, interpersonal, organizational, and civic/service Leadership Certification Program for students wishing to achieve their leadership potential.

CLUBS | LC 101a / 801-863-8820

www.uvu.edu/clubs

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.

INTRAMURALS | SC 108h / 801-863-6163 / intramurals@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/intramurals

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.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER | SC 103h / 801-863-7052

www.uvu.edu/oac

The Outdoor Adventure Center offers outdoor excursions, equipment rentals, and retail items.

OFFICE OF STUDENT INVOLVEMENT| LC 205 / 801-863-6227 / studentinvolvement@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/studentinvolvement

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.

VOLUNTEER & SERVICE LEARNING CENTER | LC 205 / 801-863-8786 / volunteer@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/volunteer

The Volunteer & Service Learning Center provides volunteer and community outreach opportunities and the AmeriCorps grant program.

UVUSA STUDENT GOVERNMENT | SC 105 / 801-863-8652 / studentgovernment@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/studentgovernment

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

CHILD CARE RESOURCE & REFERRAL | EE 010 / 801-863-8220 / childcare@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/cac

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.

WEE CARE CHILD CARE CENTER | 1140 S. 400 WEST, OREM / 801-863-7266

www.uvu.edu/weecare

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.

CRISIS HOTLINES AND TREATMENT RESOURCES

CRISIS

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

ABUSE

Center for Women and Children in Crisis: 801-377-5500

Domestic Violence/Shelter Hotline: 801-377-5500

SEXUAL ASSAULT

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Utah County Rape Crisis Center: 801-356-2511

DRUG ABUSE

Substance Abuse Evaluation and Referral to Treatment: 801-851-7128 (Detox Center: 801-851-7652)

Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment Center: 801-373-0210

ANY ADDICTION / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Alliance Clinical Services: 801-763-7775

EMERGENCY / CRISIS

Dial: 9-1-1