COVID-19 Modified Operations

Multicultural Student Services is currently working under modified operations in conjunction with the University's protocol under the COVID-19 emergency.

Fall 2020 Updates:

  • Hours of operation: 8AM – 5PM
  • Staff availability:
    • Staff will be rotating between on-site and remote work and we will have limited staff in the office each day. All staff members can be reached through our Contact Us page.
  • Masks:
    • Masks are required in all CGIE spaces (lobby, computer lab, staff office space) 
      • We will provide a mask to you if you need one. 
      • If you choose to opt out of wearing a mask, you can still meet with our staff through virtual modes outside of CGIE spaces. Please visit our Contact Us page to make an appointment or email our staff.   
  • Lobby use and priority:
    • Because of space constraints due to social distancing – we are giving priority of the lobby chairs to students who have scheduled appointments. 
  • CGIE Seminar room:
    • This space will only be available to CGIE staff - we are not able to allow student organizations and groups to utilize this room during the fall 2020 semester. 
  • Sanitation:
    • Please clean all areas you occupy after use in this space (i.e. chairs in lounge, computer lab).
  • Scheduled Appointments:
    • Only those students/staff/guests with scheduled appointments will be allowed within the MSS/ISS hallway.
    • Walk-in appointments can meet with MSS staff through virtual modalities and the front desk will help you set that up. You can also visit our Contact Us page to make an appointment or email our staff.
  • The LGBT Student Services lounge is closed for the fall semester - please visit our webpage for additional information.

 

For more information, visit the Return to Campus website.

Vision

Multicultural Student Services strives to teach and provide intentional programs and services that embrace and validate multicultural education, promote opportunities for intercultural learning, exchange, and appreciation and cultivates an atmosphere of inclusion, diversity, equity, and social change.

Mission

We embrace identities, languages, traditions, and values through cultural frameworks that center student narratives by providing advocacy, education, and programming.

objectives

  1. Increase retention and completion rates by continuing to provide intentional and appropriate support programs for students.
  2. Center student narratives by providing advocacy, education, and cultural programming.
  3. Support outreach and recruiting efforts seeking to increase student representation from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations.
  4. Develop fundraising strategies to increase program support and student scholarships.

About US

Our purpose is to serve students from ethnically diverse, as well as historically underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds. Since it's inception, Multicultural Student Services has had a name change, added five initiative programs, two student leadership programs, and served thousands of students, staff, and faculty throughout the years. We are committed to creating spaces of not only inclusion and diversity, but equity and justice and ensuring that our students, staff, and faculty know that UVU welcomes and incorporates their voices and lived experiences into our campus community. 

 

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27%UVU Students over the age of 25

110%Enrollment increase of students of color since 2009

38%First-generation students at UVU

74Countries represented in our student body

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