Limited English Proficiency

Utah Valley University (UVU) takes reasonable steps to ensure limited English proficiency (LEP) populations have meaningful access to its programs and activities. On a case-by-case analysis strategies will be implemented to enhance language access services. This can be done through language translation or interpretive services, so long as the assistance does not unreasonably interfere with academic standards or create an undue burden on the university’s available resources and costs. This plan serves as a tool and resource to inform individuals of limited English proficiency (LEP) of their rights to language services here at UVU.

Federal laws and regulations, like Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, require meaningful access for people who are LEP to federally funded programs and activities. As a recipient of federal financial assistance, UVU is required to provide meaningful access to all programs and benefits to limited English proficiency (LEP) individuals. The U.S. Department of Justice defines LEP individuals as: “Persons who do not speak English as their primary language and who have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English.”

UVU’s LEP plan is prepared in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its implementing regulations. This plan is available to the university community through the Office of Accessibility Services. This plan is subject to change based on U.S. Census data and enrollment figures.

Please contact Accessibility Services (801-863-8747 or ) with any questions.

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