Our purpose is to serve students from ethnically diverse, as well as historically underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds. Since its inception, Multicultural Student Services has 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.

UVU by the Numbers

27% students over 25

38% first generation students

20% students of color
110% enrollment increase of students of color
74 countries represented
50 states represented
$281,400 scholarship waivers awarded each year

Campus Resources

Multicultural Student Services is here to support you throughout your time at UVU. No matter what your needs are, we can connect you to programs, groups, and scholarships to help you succeed.

Advising Appointments

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Did you know that in addition to your academic advisor within your major, you can also meet with an academic advisor at Multicultural Student Services? Schedule an appointment today with mentors who understand your individual experiences at UVU.
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Multicultural Student Services works closely with departments across campus to ensure that UVU meets the needs of our diverse student body. These offices provide specialized services and assist with individual aspects of college life.
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Financial aid is available for students involved with Multicultural Student Services. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.
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African Diaspora

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Our mission at the African Diaspora Initiative (ADI) is to serve as a home away from home and oasis for students of diverse African/Black identities.
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Asian Initiative

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The Asian Initiative at UVU is dedicated to promoting and celebrating Asian and Asian American identity and culture through education, awareness, and appreciation, while also developing programming and interventions to improve college access and graduation achievement for Asian and Asian American students from underserved communities.
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Latino Initiative

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The Latino Initiative engages students, parents, K-12 educators, and community leaders in dialogue, programs, resources, and services to advance UVU’s Latino student population.
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Native American Initiative

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Native American advisors assist with admissions, registration, scholarships, and financial aid. UVU has an inner network of Native American mentors and staff to help you succeed.
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Pacific Islander Initiative

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The Pacific Islander Initiative strives to be a “home away from home,” for our Pacific Islander students, staff, faculty, and community.
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Multicultural Student Services


Liberal Arts Building

800 West University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058