The UVU African Diaspora in an intergenerational community of students, alumni, faculty, and staff of diverse African/Black identities. 

Our goal as the ADI is to be a home away from home for students/community and to provide leadership and networking opportunities for all.

program direct and outreach coordinatorsLeft to right: Ruth Kapinga '21 (Student Outreach Coordinator), Jerome Currelley M.Ed. (Program Director), Emmanuel Omaria '22 (Student Outreach Coordinator)

Ruth is a senior from Congo. She is a mechanical engineering major interested in community building. Ruth.Kapinga@uvu.edu

Emmanuel is a junior from Uganda. He is a political science major interested in philosophy and leadership. Emmanuel.Omaria@uvu.edu

Jerome is from Massachusettes. He studied sociology, African diaspora studies, and education. Jerome.Curelley@uvu.edu

Contact us just to chat or to learn more about how we support students.

We offer the following:

  • Leadership opportunities for students (including our winter retreat and MLK Commemoration Week)
  • Guides to resources on campus (including tutoring, entreprenuership, and scholarships) 
  • Campus events (including student-led programs)
  • Networking opportunities (with Utah colleges & universities and UVU alumni)

 

 

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https://www.instagram.com/uvu.african.diaspora/ 

 

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Melanie.Griffin@uvu.edu (BSU President)

Mahamed.Eftin@uvu.edu (BSU Secretary/Treasurer)

UVUmilivu (Swahili for patience, endurance, tolerance)