Academic Counseling Center
The Accessibility Services Department serves Utah Valley University students and the community by providing access to the campus and curriculum for individuals with disabilities to facilitate, support, and encourage their academic success, their retention and ensure their academic rights. Services are available to students who have documentation substantiating various conditions (including a physical, psychological, or learning disability) and may include: sign language interpreting, testing accommodations, text in audio format, note taking, adaptive equipment, transfer of printed material to Braille, and other individualized services.
The purpose of the UVU Alumni Association is to create lasting relationships between students, alumni and friends of the University for the advancement of the University.
The UVU Alumni Association provides benefits and support for over 200,000 UVU alumni, and is responsible for many services: publishing UVU Magazine, providing benefits programs, Alumni Awards, Founder’s Day, Homecoming and other similar offerings. In addition, the Alumni Association maintains its homepage at uvualumni.org; where both students and alumni can access various services of the association
The UVU Alumni Association also sponsors the Student Alumni Association, which is involved in hosting important events and activities on campus, as well as at regional and national conferences. In addition, they are involved in service projects and annual student giving campaigns. Membership in the Student Alumni Association is open to all students, and applications for the Student Alumni Board are accepted during the spring semester. For more information about this and other Alumni related topics, please contact our office at 801-863-8179 or visit uvualumni.org.
The bookstore is open each weekday to serve the students, faculty and staff of UVU. At the bookstore you will not only find your required textbooks for rent, purchase or e-book, but also everything else you will need for your college career: UVU apparel, backpacks, UVU insignia, school supplies, computers, calculators, cables, headphones, general reading materials, reference books, snacks.
Campus Connection is the place to go to get your UVU OneCard/UVU Plus Card (Student ID) and information on all student activities sponsored by or held at the Utah Valley University Campus along with the following services:
UVU OneCard/UVU PlusCard
The card will allow discounted access to most student activities and athletic events. The card allows free access to library book checkout, PE Issue Room, and athletic facilities. It also offers discounted entrance into selected community events, activities, and dances. Student fees entitle each student to one UVU OneCard for the duration of his/her enrollment at UVU (minimum of 5 years). Students should save their cards even if they skip a semester or a year or two, because the card is automatically validated when registration is paid. Replacement cards (lost, stolen, broken or name changes) are $15.
UVU PlusCard is everything the UVU OneCard is PLUS it becomes your UCCU Debit Card all in one. Just go to uvu.edu/campusconnection.
The UVU GreenBucks Account is a debit account made available for students to deposit funds at Campus Connection or online at onecard.uvu.edu (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover cards are accepted to put money on the UVU OneCard). With these funds on their card, students can make purchases on campus for food, books, postal services, and special event tickets. When the UV GreenBucks is used in Dining Services, students receive a 5% discount. There is also a meal plan available that gives 10% off on all meals from Dining Services for $300. For more details, call Campus Connection 801-863-8797 or go to SC 106f.
UTA Transit Pass
Students are also eligible to receive a UTA Transit Pass for a fee. (Price may vary due to UTA rate increase.) Patrons must be registered for classes of the current semester AND have a UVU ID Card before purchase can be made at Campus Connection or renewed online through myUVU. Replacements cards will be charged the same activation fee.
Tickets and SmithsTix for various Campus and community events; UTA Bus Passes; Faxing domestic and international; campus lost and found; general information. See uvu.edu/campusconnection for more up to date information
US Post Office
The US Postal Service is also available across the hall from Campus Connection. Stamps (singles, books, and rolls), Packaging Products, Express, Priority, Media-Mail, Bound Printed Matter, Global Priority, Global Express, Global Air Mail, Registered, Certified, Delivery Confirmation, and so forth, are available. Cash, Check, Credit, Debit Cards and UV GreenBucks are accepted. Go to https://www.uvu.edu/postoffice/for more information.
Campus Recreation & Wellness
The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness includes recreational portion of the Student Life & Wellness Center (SLWC), SLWC Bowling Alley/Gaming Center, The Project Climbing Wall, and Wellness Programs, Intramurals and Club Sports, Rodeo and Outdoor Adventure Center departments.
Through our various services and programs, we offer a variety of recreational and health opportunities for UVU students and staff. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life for students, faculty and staff by providing a broad range of recreation, wellness, and student engagement opportunities that complement the academic experience. We actively promote the pursuit of a balanced, healthy lifestyle to our diverse university community.
Care about Childcare at Utah Valley University
Care About Childcare at Utah Valley University is a resource and referral agency to assist persons seeking licensed childcare and preschool programs. They provide childcare referrals in Utah, Summit, Wasatch and Juab counties. A free personalized list of available child care can be found online at careaboutchildcare.utah.gov, and by calling the referral line at 801-863-8589 or toll free 1-800-952-8220. Their program also provides technical assistance to persons wanting information about child development and child care. One of the most important services they offer is to help child care programs, improve their professional development by providing low cost professional child care courses. The program also offers grants, program coaching and technical assistance to early child care learning professionals. All of their services are offered in both English and Spanish to community members, students, parents, early childhood professionals and programs.
Career Development Center
Through comprehensive career counseling services, and by fostering community, regional, and national employer relationships, the Career Development Center promotes individual career success and employment potential for students and alumni.
Our services include access to:
Center for Global and Intercultural Engagement
Center for Social Impact
Dean of Students/AVP Student Life
The Dean of Students is committed to creating resources, programs, initiatives, and events that support and advocate for students. Student Life supports the holistic development of students by collaborating with campus and community partners in providing intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and civic experiences.
Dining Services provides a variety of food options on campus, and is always working to expand our variety of options for our customers. The mission of the department is centered to students and their dining enjoyment and benefit.
The Student Center has two Food Courts with options that are plentiful and a variety of branded retail food options that offer the perfect place to stop for a satisfying meal at an affordable price.
Food Court - First Floor
Food Court - Second Floor
These locations offer a relaxed and unique atmosphere for students, faculty and staff.
Other Food Service Locations on Campus are:
Please check the Dining Services website at uvu.edu/dining for more exact operating hours of all locations and updated menus and meal options.
First-Year Advising Center
The First-Year Advising Center (FAC) provides free, holistic academic advising services to new students, all students who have yet to earn 30 credit hours, and any undecided students pursuing a associate’s degree of university studies. Our advisors provide a personalized support experience for students as they transition to studies at UVU.
First-Year Experience (FYE)
UVU’s First-Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to help new students make a smooth and successful transition to college life. Participation in the following FYE programs will help students build a foundation of success:
The Fulton Library has friendly librarians and staff waiting to help! In-person and online research help is available to assist students and faculty with locating the information and resources they need. The library houses hundreds of thousands of materials both online and inhouse, including books, films, journals, newspapers, audio/visual equipment for checkout, and much more. UVU ID cards are accepted for checking out materials at all college and university libraries in the state. Interlibrary Loan service quickly gets materials not available at the Fulton Library from other libraries for free. The Fulton Library is a dynamic space that hosts two open computer labs with specialized software, a family study room, group study rooms, the Writing Center, a copy center, a deaf studies lab, the Assistive Technology Center, the Office of Teaching and Learning, the Center for Constitutional Studies, and an art gallery. It is also home to Mom Fulton’s Café and the Bingham Gallery, which contains the Roots of Knowledge stained glass exhibit.
Housing and Residence Life
The Department of Housing and Residence Life provides students with a variety of housing services including: an annual Student Housing Booklet, resources for married, graduate and international students, information on available housing scholarships and state and national housing laws. Information concerning local housing options, is available on our website, in the Housing Office, or through email.
Utah Valley University does not own, manage, or approve any student housing. The University works closely with local student housing complexes to provide accurate and up-to-date information on all housing options listed within the local area, so that students can choose the most suitable housing while attending UVU.
Should disputes between a Landlord and a UVU Student Tenant arise, a free mediation service is available through the Office Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution located in SL 212b. To schedule an appointment for mediation services, please call 801-863-7237. The Office of Housing and Residence Life does not provide legal counsel regarding housing.
Intramural and Club Sports
The Intramural Sports Program is one of the largest co-curricular activity programs that complement the formal academic curriculum. It offers extensive opportunities to currently enrolled Utah Valley University students, faculty, staff and their spouses/partners in a number of competitive and structured activities each year. Participation in the program is voluntary and determined by interest.
Participation can provide one with opportunities to have fun, learn new sports, meet people from other cultures, test one’s physical ability as well as offer a break from routine. Team sports generally take on a league structure and a post-season tournament to determine champions. Special events range from one day to several day tournaments. In most events, skill levels and divisions are established to allow competition for men’s, women’s, co-ed and Mixed teams at various skill levels.
The Intramural Sports program strives to provide programming for all levels of ability and experience. Our aim is to serve the recreational needs of the majority of the student body and not just the athletic minority.
Club Sports bridge the gap between intramural and intercollegiate athletics by providing competition at specialized levels, participation in tournaments, and opportunities to practice. Although some clubs remain solely recreational, most are highly competitive.
UVU Club Sports offers a structured environment to practice and play the game students’ love. Participation in Club Sports allows individuals to engage with the University in a unique way. Club Sports are managed and run by the participants themselves, including coach selection, travel, fundraising, scheduling, practices, and participant development. Club Sports are meant to enhance the individual learning experiences through involvement, commitment, and working in a team setting.
A competitive spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship is encouraged in order to provide all with a wholesome recreational experience. Participants and staff are asked to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with, and in support of, those values set forth by Utah Valley University.
Learning Strategies Support
See Tutoring and Academic Skills Services (TASS) in University College.
Lockers are available for student use in the Gunther Technology Building and are rented through the Facilities/Physical Plant Office. Locker rentals are $5 per semester or $13 per year. This fee is non-refundable. Renewal of lockers needs to be completed before the end of the semester to avoid locker changes and clearance of contents. The renter is responsible for any damages to the locker(s).
See Tutoring and Academic Skills Services (TASS) in University College.
National Student Exchange
National Student Exchange (NSE) is a domestic “study away” experience that fits into university initiatives for globalization and diversity. NSE embodies the overall mission of Utah Valley University by providing high impact meaningful Engagement Opportunities for its students. The National Student Exchange, which is a service within the Career Development Center, provides opportunities for undergraduates, to study for up to one calendar year at another NSE member university and pay UVU tuition rates or the in-state tuition rate of the host school.
With more than 200 colleges and universities from which to choose, students can find a campus that is “custom” to individual degree plans, with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet unique personal and academic needs and interests. Spending time at another campus will allow students to grow academically and personally. Students will develop a greater appreciation for the different regions, cultures, and people. NSE extends beyond the borders of the United States to include U.S. territories as well as Canadian provinces. Students participate in order to:
NSE participants have found their exchanges culturally enriching, academically rewarding, and one of the most significant experiences of their undergraduate education. Since its founding in 1968, more than 100,000 students have had the opportunity to break out of their comfort zone, and experience life from a different point of view.
Students will need a 2.5 cumulative GPA and one-year of university work to join these students who have been placed in life-changing exchange situations which challenged their thinking, expanded their educational and personal experiences, and encouraged them to take healthy risks.
After graduation, when you look back at your college days, NSE can be one of those memorable highlights! Don’t let this rare opportunity pass you by!
Within the UVU community misunderstandings and disagreements needing resolution occur. The UVU Ombuds is a mediator and resource who is familiar with campus policies, student’s rights and responsibilities, and can help find useful options within these guidelines. In order to serve as a mediator, as opposed to an advocate, the Ombuds neutrally and objectively listens to all problems and works with the parties involved to find a solution. The Ombuds may be used as a resource for help in a variety of difficult situations. The Ombuds can help with:
All services are offered free of charge.
Outdoor Adventure Center
The Outdoor Adventure Center provides students, staff, faculty and the community an opportunity to learn from the vast outdoor classroom. We offer participants a chance to experience nature while also learning how to protect and preserve the natural environment. Opportunities range from clinics, adventure outings, and afternoon activities. We also offer equipment rentals and retail items that will help get you outside! We collaborate with different academic departments in offering experiential education outside of the classroom, call us today if you are interested in planning an activity for your students. Come in today and let us help with your next adventure. For a list of rental prices visit www.uvu.edu/oac/rentals.
Parking and Transportation Services
Parking permits are required to park anywhere on the UVU main campus and west campus. UVU uses license plate reader technology and assigns a digital permit to your vehicle license plate at the time of permit purchase. Parking permits are available in our office at 936 S. 400 W. or online through the link found at uvu.edu/parking - there is also information on the site regarding parking maps, regulations, and other information to assist you in parking on campus. We can also be contacted by phone at 801-863-8188 Monday through Friday 7 am to 5 pm.
Parking for People with Disabilities
Only those vehicles carrying distinctive (logo) license plates for people with disabilities or temporary/permanent permits obtained from the Utah State Division of Motor Vehicles at 150 E. Center in Provo plus a valid UVU handicapped parking permit shall be allowed to park in stalls for the disabled. If all disabled stalls are full in a given area, those displaying a disabled permit may park in the nearest available stall.
Student and Employee Parking
Students and employees operating vehicles on University properties must adhere to all state, local, and university traffic/parking regulations. To park on campus, students and employees must obtain a valid parking permit from Parking Services. Employees and Students will need to provide their vehicle information e.g. license plate number, make and model before a permit can be issued to them. Permits are not required to park in any employee or student lot after 5 p.m.
Visitors operating vehicles on University property must adhere to all state, local, and university traffic/parking regulations. There are three visitor pay lots on campus. The L1 and M26 Visitor Lots are located on the south side of campus, and the Parking Garage is on the north side by the Student Life building. The cost to use the lot is posted at the lot, as well as on the Parking Services website. These lots are pay-by-space parking and each stall is numbered. Pay stations are located in convenient locations in these lots. Payment is required in these pay lots from 5 AM through 10 PM, seven days a week. Payment is required at the time you park at one of the pay stations. If you have any questions regarding parking on campus, please contact the Parking Services Office at 801-863-8188.
Physical Education Services (Issue Room)
The Rebecca Lockhart building serves as the home for many Physical Education classes, Intercollegiate Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s Wrestling.
Facilities included are: men’s/women’s locker rooms, one main basketball floor, a single lane indoor track, one aerobic/dance area, a martial arts room, weight room, cardio machines, a motor learn lab, dance rooms, and various faculty/staff offices.
UVU PE Issue t-shirts are used for the Physical Education Facilities. You must have your UVU ID card or valid ID to check out the issue clothing. Lockers are available to rent each semester. For additional information and hours of operation, please refer to the PE Issue room (RL 150) or call 801-863-8628.
Printing Services provides offset printing, digital printing, specialty printing, and graphic design services for the UVU community. The digital printing center is located in the Auxiliary Services Building room 131. Offset printing and bindery operations are located in AX-131. Printing Services also provides specialty printing services including wide format printing, laminating, mounting, and engraving. This facility is located in the AX building room 130, adjacent to the digital printing facility. For questions regarding services, capabilities, pricing, or scheduling, contact our main office at extension 8415 or contact the department director at extension 8371.
Sorensen Student Center
Located in the heart of the Orem Campus, the Wilson W. Sorensen Student Center represents the center for campus life. The Center provides students, faculty, staff, and guests a setting for informal associations, special events, banquet and workshop facilities, social and cultural activities, and the everyday amenities such as food, books, and supplies. Services and activities provided by the Student Center include the following:
Student Action Learning
Student Action Learning creates and implements activities and expeditions for student centered learning (out of the classroom, hands-on, experience-centered learning). Action Learning works collaboratively with students, faculty and professional community partners to bring about a full and exciting student life experience.
Students can develop leadership skills by becoming an Action Learning Leader, creating learning expeditions connected to specific interests, or as a Zone Manager, facilitating day time activities on campus that are centered on student interests
Student Computing has been established to provide computing resources and technical support services that enhance the educational experience of the students of UVU. These services include: The Open Student Computer Labs, Campus Kiosks, Hallway printing, Various Academic labs, Student printing (lab printing, mobility printing, and print.uvu.edu.
The Open Student Computer Labs are available to all currently registered UVU students on a first-come, first-serve basis. No charge is required for the use of the computers. Lab Assistants are available to provide support and to help keep the equipment running. These labs contain 254 computers and have Internet access and E-mail as well as popular application software to assist students with their class work. There is also tables set up for students to bring their own personal device to charge as needed and get assistance from the Lab Assistants.
The “InfoCommons” lab is located on the bottom floor of the Fulton Library. With 124 workstations, and 20iMac Desktops, this is the largest open lab on campus.
The “Campus View” lab is located on the second floor of the Fulton Library, with 39 workstations, it is overlooking the café and study area.
The “Computer Loft” lab is located upstairs from the bookstore and across from the Ragan Theater and has 56 workstations
The “Fishbowl" is located at the junction of the Student Center, Losee Center and Woodbury Business building and has 29 workstations.
Student Computing has also put in place Open lab Computers in the hallways throughout campus, with printing capabilities.
For information on Student computing, tutorial videos, list of software available to students, and print and charging station locations visit www.uvu.edu/studentcomputing, also follow us in Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @uvusc
Every student is a member of the Utah Valley University Student Association (UVUSA). Student government/student council is the governing body of UVUSA and has multiple ways for students to get involved! The program offers a variety of volunteer, appointed, elected positions where students can influence and enhance the social and academic culture of the University. Student leaders can participate on campus committees, plan events and activities, and advocate for student needs and issues.
Information on ways to get involved with UVUSA/Student Government can found at uvu.edu/uvusa or by visiting their office in SL 122.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services is designed to assist students with a variety of health issues. Our purpose is to provide students with opportunities to improve their health through basic medical care, psychological services, suicide prevention and awareness, and learning disability assessment. We offer life enhancing services that increase the safety, productivity and life experience of the individual and the campus. Through our services we enhance the personal development and lifelong opportunities of UVU students.
Personal Counseling, Emotional Support, Learning Disability Testing and Referral
Student Health Services offers short-term counseling to assist students through stressful and crisis situations affecting their performance in school and personal relationships. We provide assessment and treatment for a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, grief, substance abuse and relationship issues.
The therapists are experienced professionals who offer support in an atmosphere of understanding and confidentiality. Programs offer individual assessment, individual, couples and group counseling and referral to campus and community resources. To set an appointment with a psychological professional, please contact us at 801-863-8876.
Student health is promoted through a complete offering of medical and psychiatric services. We are able to write prescriptions, do lab work, medication management, physical exams, sutures and treat many other medical conditions. We treat a variety of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries. We are staffed by medical doctors, nurse practitioners and medical assistants.
Students currently enrolled at UVU or any of its satellite campus locations are eligible for medical care on the Orem Campus. To set an appointment with a medical professional, please contact us at 801-863-8876.
For staff or classroom training please contact us at 801-863-8876. Crisis counseling is available at Student Health Services. If you are currently in a suicide crisis please notify the front desk for priority scheduling. In the case of an emergency or outside of our business hours, please call 911 or 801-863-5555.
Student Media & Publications
Student Media and Publications is UVU’s home of The UVU Review, the independent student newspaper. Students interested in producing news, writing, photography, graphic design, advertising sales, video broadcast content, web page content and design should come for practical experience and learning. These nationally award winning student media are produced year around. If you’re interested in receiving hands on experience producing media publications visit us in SL 214. Call Media Coordinator 801-863-6498 for additional information.
Student Success/UV Mentor Program
See University College.
Office: Wolverine Service Center–North Entrance
Testing Services assists students, faculty, and the community. It is divided into three branches: Assessment, Classroom Testing, and the Proctored Exam Center.
The primary responsibility of the Assessment Center is to provide assessment testing for various courses. Testing sessions for are conducted throughout the day, some require an appointment while others do not. Check our website for details at uvu.edu/testingservices, and take special note of our hours, as they do change at different times during the year.
New students must meet one of following assessment requirements:
The Classroom Testing Center (CTC) is located in the Wolverine Service Center (WS 112). The CTC provides testing services enabling students to take participating instructors’ exams in the center on a flexible schedule. The CTC is generally open six days a week Monday - Saturday. Students can obtain test schedules and scores by logging into chitester.uvu.edu and use UV Link user name and password to log in. Highlight the exam name and click on View test score(s).
The Proctored Exam Center (PEC) provides testing accommodations to UVU students with disabilities as well as services for distance education students who need to have a test proctored from another university or college. Students with disabilities requiring assistance MUST obtain a letter from the Accessibility Services Department before being eligible to use the PEC. Scheduling an individual appointment for testing is required for both parties. For scheduling information and further assistance, call 801-863-8544.
TRIO College Prep Programs
Educational Talent Search & Upward Bound
Talent Search serves young people in grades six through twelve. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships and various student financial aid programs. This early intervention program helps young people to better understand their educational opportunities and options. UVU services Orem, Provo, Wasatch, South Summit, Duchesne, and Uintah.
Upward Bound helps young people and adults prepare for higher education. Participants receive instruction in literature, composition, mathematics and science on college campuses after school, on Saturdays and during the summer. UVU services students from Orem, Provo, Wasatch, Duchesne and Uintah.
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program. The purpose of TRIO SSS is to:
To be eligible to receive TRIO SSS services, a student must meet all of the following requirements:
Meets at least one of the following criteria:
Eligible students are selected into UVU’s TRIO SSS program based upon their academic need and upon their ability to benefit from the services offered. Space is limited, so students are advised to apply early.
Turning Point (Community Education)
The Turning Point Program is a community and university resource, which provides access to numerous services to help individuals’ complete educational goals, build personal relationships, master communication skills, and explore varied career options in the workforce. Dedicated to quality support service, this program increases the emotional, social, and economic well-being of all participants.
Class offerings include:
Additional Turning Point Services:
Professional Clothing Source, GED referrals, mentoring, referrals to community and campus resources, and reduced tuition for low-income individuals who qualify.
Tutoring & Academic Skills Services
See University College.
The UCCU Center is a multipurpose facility serving the University and the community. The UCCU Center hosts a variety of local and special performances, sports events, educational seminars, concerts, conventions, trade shows, lectures and other community gatherings.
Some events that are hosted here include basketball games, circus performances, business trade shows and expos as well as various types of concerts. The events center is an excellent choice for hosting any kind of event.
The mission of UVU Athletics is to provide a wide range of athletic programs that are highly competitive and nationally recognized on a consistent basis. The department seeks to provide the individual athlete with the opportunity to improve athletic skills and abilities while obtaining an exceptional quality education with the best facilities and coaching staff available, to benefit the athlete in future academic, athletic, and vocational endeavors. Each student-athlete is required to be in good standing academically and making progress toward graduation with a bachelor degree according to NCAA requirements.
The Wolverines compete at the NCAA Division I level and currently are members of the Western Athletic Conference. UVU offers the following NCAA Division I sports: Baseball, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball.
For more specific information regarding any sport or team, please call our Athletic Department Office at 801-863-8998, or look us up on the internet at: wolverinegreen.com.
Cheerleaders & “THE WOLVERINE”
The UVU Cheerleaders are a large part of promoting fan involvement and enthusiasm at UVU athletic events. The squad consists of highly talented young men and women who perform stunting and tumbling routines.
The WOLVERINE is the school mascot who is also involved in crowd interaction and may be seen hanging from the rafters or dropping through the middle of the basketball hoop to excite fans.
Tryouts for these positions are held each spring, and specific information about tryouts may be obtained by calling Student Leadership and Activities at 801-863-8150.
The UVU Dance Team is comprised of 12-16 skilled dancers who perform regularly at UVU Athletic Events. The Team employs a wide range of styles and utilizes Jazz, Funk, and Lyrical Dance numbers, all choreographed by the team members and director. Tryouts are held each spring. For more information call Student Leadership and Activities at 801-863-8150.
UVU Clubs connects students to UVU in a unique way that reflects each student’s individual interests and academic desires.
The Clubs Branch, also known as the ICC Executive Board, works with 100+ active clubs by facilitating club success on campus. Many clubs are very active on campus and have received local, state, and national recognitions.
By getting involved in a club, students have the opportunity to increase leadership, citizenship, and service skills that enhance UVU and the community. Students meet new people, develop skill sets, and most of all, have fun. For information on existing clubs and/or procedures for chartering a new club, look on the web at uvu.edu/clubs, or contact the UVU Clubs Office in SL 122.
Veteran Success Center
Veterans eligible for VA Education Benefits may obtain assistance at the Veteran Success Center located in the Woodbury Business Building. Veterans not receiving VA educational benefits are also encouraged to send their Military Transcripts or JST (Joint Service Transcripts) to the transcript office to begin the evaluation process.
Guideline for Enrollment and Progress
According to VA standards of progress, educational benefits will be paid for courses required for graduation in the student’s declared educational objective. Eligible persons will be required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative and semester GPA or higher and to actively and consistently pursue their declared educational objective. To receive Veterans Educational Benefits, students are required to attend class. Benefits will be terminated for non-attendance. This may cause an over-payment to the student. Some veterans receiving VA educational benefits must verify their attendance to receive their benefits. Please check with the Veteran Success Center for current procedures.
Veterans and dependents receiving grades of “UW” (unofficial withdrawal) or “W” (withdrawal) will have to reimburse the VA for any difference in pay, retroactive up to the beginning of the semester, unless they can report mitigating circumstances to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits will not be paid for a course that is audited (AU).
New Military Connected Students
New students applying for VA educational benefits may be requested to submit to the UVU Veterans’ Service Coordinator either original or certified copies of the following documents: (1) VA claim (c) number, if applicable, and (2) Confirmation of VA.Gov application, (3) Certificate of Eligibility. This information is needed as soon as possible to ensure timely and accurate processing of benefits. UVU forms can be found online at uvu.edu/veterans. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities are required. The VA will not pay for any course the student has previously taken and successfully completed.
Continuing & Returning Military Connected Students
All continuing and returning military connected students must submit to UVU Veterans’ Service Office promptly after registering for the semester a Veterans’ Class Schedule Form that can be found online. This form must be submitted each semester to indicate that the student requests to receive educational benefits for that semester. Please be aware that adding and dropping classes may cause a debt with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Wee Care Center
The Wee Care Center is designed to meet the childcare needs of student parents of UVU. First priority is given to single parents who are eligible for Pell Grants. The Wee Care Center also accepts married student parents who are also eligible for Pell Grants. Quality care is provided to children ages six weeks to twelve years. All services are based on a sliding scale. The Wee Care Center is NECPA accredited.
Women’s Success Center
The mission of the Women’s Success Center is to recruit, retain, and graduate female students. We work to help all women graduate by providing support and removing barriers that prevent them from finishing a degree.
See Tutoring and Academic Skills Services (TASS) in University College.
Other Important Student Information
Student Right to Know
Utah Valley University hosts information regarding the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1991 on the HEA Student Consumer Information website. The Student Right-to-Know Act of 1991 requires all colleges and universities participating in Federal Student Aid Programs to disclose campus security policies, crime statistics, and information on students receiving athletically-related student aid, graduation rates, and other basic information about the University. To access a copy of the current Campus Security Report please visit www.uvu.edu/police.
Alcohol, Tobacco & Drugs
Utah Valley University, historically and at present, seeks to encourage and sustain an academic environment that promotes the health, safety, and welfare of all members of its community. In keeping with these objectives, alcoholic beverages, unlawful drugs, or other illegal substances shall not be consumed, used, carried, sold, or unlawfully manufactured on any property or in any building owned, leased, or rented by UVU, or at any activity sponsored by the University. (UVU Policy 157)
Any individual known to be in violation will be subject to University disciplinary action and to substantial legal sanctions pursuant to Local, County, State and Federal laws.
Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings and concourses. (UVU Policy 158)
All students can access a copy of the University Drug Policy online each semester at www.uvu.edu/wellness/aboutus/drug-policy.html. It explains the policy and University sanctions that may follow as a result of inappropriate drug and or alcohol use and the known health risks associated with inappropriate use.
Confidentiality of Records Policy
Utah Valley University is concerned for the confidentiality of student academic records, and a reasonable balance between the obligation of the institution for the instruction and welfare of the student and its responsibility to society. The University will make every effort to maintain student academic records in confidence by keeping information from individuals who are not authorized to receive it or who might use it for illegitimate purposes. The policy also reflects the efforts of the University to comply with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
Upon presentation of appropriate identification and under circumstances which preclude alteration or mutilation of records, students will be able to inspect all records relating to themselves which are not considered by the University to be private records of University Personnel. A student is entitled to an explanation of any recorded data and may initiate action leading to a hearing, if necessary, to correct or expunge information he or she considers inaccurate or misleading.
Faculty and administrative officers who have a legitimate need to use student records will be allowed access to such records, as needed without prior permission from the student. A request from an educational institution to which the student has applied for admission, or from an institution or agency, from which the student is seeking financial assistance will be granted without written permission of the student. Similarly, data will be furnished to university accrediting bodies and governmental officials without written permission of the student.
No student information other than directory information will be given to any third party (except those mentioned above) without written consent of the student, and then only those records accessible to the student. The term party is construed to include parents, employers, government agencies, or any other people or organizations. Parents or guardians may have access to grade reports of a student’s activity if the parents establish to the satisfaction of the University that they are providing one-half or more of the student’s support. Court orders and subpoenas for records will be referred to and acted upon according to the directions of the Registrar. The University will make a reasonable effort to notify the student prior to release of information in response to subpoenas or court orders prior to actual submission of the material.
Directory information will be released to news media and to others upon request.
Directory information is defined as follows:
Students may request, at any time, through the University Registrar’s office.
Utah Valley University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, citizenship, genetic information, or other basis protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination: EOAA/Title IX – 801-863-5704 – 800 W University Pkwy, Orem, 84058, Suite BA 203.
Complete policies and procedures regarding Civil Rights (UVU Policies 152, 153, 154, 157, 158, 160, 161 162, 165) can be found at www.uvu.edu/policies, then click on Policy Manual.
The University prohibits all forms of protected class discrimination, harassment, and retaliation that violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), Title IV of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IV), Title VI of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title VI), or related applicable laws. The University shall respond promptly and effectively to reports of protected class discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and shall take appropriate action to stop and prevent the recurrence of such conduct on the complainant and/or the university community.
Violations of policy 165 include acts of protected class discrimination, harassment, and retaliation within the meaning of Title VII, Title IV, Title VI, or related applicable laws. The University shall respond promptly and effectively to reports of protected class discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and shall take appropriate action to stop and prevent the recurrence of such conduct on the complainant and/or the university community. The University shall take steps to prevent retaliation and shall take strong, responsive action to threats or acts of retaliation. Individuals who, in bad faith, deliberately make false or malicious accusations of violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment and/or expulsion from the University. A finding of no violation by the investigator(s) does not in itself constitute proof of a false or malicious accusation. The University may discipline any person who is found to have violated this policy.
Freedom of Speech and Peaceful Assembly
Because free expression and the free exchange of ideas are central to the goals of a university, Utah Valley University is committed to the principles of free speech and assembly guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Utah Constitution, and in accordance with generally accepted concepts of academic freedom. The University is committed to protecting and enhancing the free exchange of ideas and to artistic expression, the right to free speech, and academic freedom in the University and on the university campus without prior restraint or censorship, subject to limitations on unlawful/unprotected speech and to clearly stated, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory rules regarding time, place, and manner.
Persons violating the time, place, and manner restrictions relating to protests and demonstrations may be subject to arrest or other action authorized by law after notice is given of the restrictions being violated and the personas refuse to cease and desist. Student violations of UVU Policy 541 Student Code of Conduct may face disciplinary action.
Locations Appropriate For Peaceful Assembly
Locations are subject to availability; some locations may not be available at all times due to previously scheduled engagements. Speakers may speak in any outdoor area, as long as such speech does not violate time, place, and manner restrictions in UVU policy 161 section 4.8.6.
Locations include rooms inside the Sorensen Student Center, Grand Ballroom, Theater, Centre Stage or meeting rooms; Athletic fields/Lawn areas; Events Center: Arena, or Presidential Level; Student Life and Wellness Center Plaza; and Pope Science Courtyard
Although it is not necessary for persons planning protests, demonstrations, or speakers to obtain prior permission from the University, the University encourages such personals to contact the campus Event Services to reserve or schedule a place in advance to ensure availability.
Sound equipment shall be used only at volume levels that so not disrupt or disturb teaching, research, or other duly authorized meetings or activities at the University, and in accordance with city ordinances.
Utah Safety Law
In 1965 the Utah State Legislature passed a law requiring every student, teacher, and visitor in any public or private school to wear industrial quality eye protection devices while participating in or observing the following: industrial educational activities involving hot or molten metals; operation of machinery or equipment that may throw particles of foreign matter into the eyes; heating, treating, tempering, or kiln firing of industrial materials; chemistry or physics laboratories when using caustic, explosive, or hot chemicals, liquids, or solids.