The UVU Foundations of Inclusion is a three-level workshop series designed to introduce faculty, staff, and administrators to topics related to diversity and inclusion. The three levels follow an Awareness-Understanding-Skill Development model.



The Gender session of Foundations of Inclusion focuses on various gender dynamics internationally, nationally, and locally. It provides details on gender discrimination and highlights the needs of various genders, especially for female students.


The LGBTQ session of Foundations of Inclusion focuses on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual+ (LGBTQIA+) community at UVU with an emphasis on common vocabulary and understanding our student population through interactive group discussion and activities.

Socioeconomic Status

The Socioeconomic status (SES) workshop focuses on the variety of challenges that are present for those of various SES circumstances. It details the needs of students in poverty and from low-income homes and the specific challenges they face in university settings.


The Interreligious session focuses on the religious diversity of the state and the institution. It examines the challenges that religious students and non-religious students have on UVU’s campus. It also details the experience of non-LDS students and their general feelings on the predominant LDS campus.

Race / Ethnicity

The Race/Ethnicity workshop focuses on student issues related to race/ethnicity, from underrepresentation to the need for mentors of color. In addition, it also examines microaggressions and other challenges racial/ethnic minorities face in the classroom and how to be supportive of students of color.

Global & International

The Global and international workshop focuses on the needs of our international students. It examines the regional and national breakdown of international students, the challenges they face with adjusting to western and Utah culture, and issues related to the classroom.

Mental Health

The Mental Health workshop focuses on the mental health needs of the region and UVU students. It examines the resources currently available and helps attendees to navigate mental health issues their students may encounter.


The Accessibility workshop focuses on the needs of the disabled students and students who need classroom accommodations. It details the challenges these students face on campus and in day-to-day life and how employees can effectively advocate for these students.

2nd & 3rd Wave

2nd and 3rd wave classes dive deeper into the issues of privilege, power, equity, equality, lens/bias checking, language, and micro-aggressions. Each 2nd and 3rd wave workshop is two hours, which gives facilitators and attendees greater time to delve deeper into specific challenges and issues students face at UVU.


Level One 

You will receive a certificate of participation for every one of the FOI Level One workshops completed.

Level Two

You will receive a certificate of completion after your Level Two workshop. 

Level Three

If you complete the Level Three workshop with a minimum of four Level One workshops completed, you will receive a certificate and a $50 gift card. If you complete the Level Three workshop with all eight Level One workshops completed, you will receive a $200 stipend, a certificate, recognition at our Annual Champions of Inclusion Luncheon at the end of March and recognition in our Inclusion Annual Report the following year.

How Do You Register?

  1. Go to https://uvu.bridgeapp.com/learner/library
  2. In the search field, type “FOI” for a list of all available workshops/topics.
  3. Choose the desired workshop and sessions by clicking on the “View Session” button.
  4. Sign up for a session by clicking on the “Register” button 5. That’s it! You will get an email confirmation.