Students Say,

“I was able to find mentors and friends.”

On my first visit to UVU, I was lost in the new world I found myself in. Being an international student from Nigeria, with no friends, and not knowing my way around, I was literally floating until I met few members of the International Student Council and African Diaspora Initiative. They really helped me settled in well.”

“Thanks, a lot from my heart. God bless you all.”


Emmanuel Omaria is a Student and Community Outreach Coordinator for the African Diaspora Initiative. Emmanuel is a junior from Uganda. He is a political science major interested in philosophy, political science, and leadership.

Jerome Currelley is the Program Director for the African Diaspora Initiative. He specializes in student leadership, community, and organizational development. Jerome studied sociology, African and African diaspora studies as an undergraduate and education as a graduate student.

"It always seems impossible until it's done." ~ Nelson Mandela