• Burned forest area with a lone seedling growing in the charred soil. "Are you a Survivor?"
  • Burned forest area with tiny seedlings growing in the charred soil. "Your story can help others survive, tool"
  • Raging forest fire burning. "Hard times happen."
  • Burned forest area with tiny seedlings growing  and blooming in the charred soil. "Spread resilience."
  • Burned forest area with tiny seedlings growing  and blooming in the charred soil. "UVU resilience project."

re•sil•ience \ri-ˈzil-yən(t)s\

: the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens
: the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched, pressed, bent, etc.

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Watch stories of resilience from UVU students, alumni, faculty, and staff:

We are looking for stories of strength, determination, and resilience.

Have you (or someone you know) had to deal with:

- death/loss of a loved one
- life-threatening illness / health issues
- depression
- financial hardship
- marital difficulty
- or other challenges

but stayed on your path to continue and/or complete your college education? Your story of resilience and persistence despite hardship can help others! We want to hear from UVU students (former and current), UVU faculty, and UVU staff who are willing to share their story.

To share your story and get more information on how to participate in our UVU Resilience Project, contact Tara Ivie at 801-863-6961.