News & Events

August Events

Week of Welcome

August 20 - 24 | Liberal Arts (LA) 114| 8AM - 12PM

Welcome to UVU to all of our New/Transfer students, and welcome back to our continuing students! Stop by the Multicultural table outside of LA 114 during this week and enter into drawings for prizes and get to know our team and our resources. 

 

Cultural Diversity Scholarship - Fall Orientation

August 29 & 30 | LA 116 | 5 - 6PM

If you are receiving a cultural diversity scholarship through our office, you are required to attend one of the orientation dates to get updates on scholarship requirements and to get to know how our staff can help you! 

For more information, please contact Lucy Owens at (801) 863-7128 or at owenslu@uvu.edu 

 

Multicultural Opening Social 

August 30 | SL Plaza | 5PM - 8PM

Kicking off the start of fall semester, come join us for FREE food and fun! This is our opening social and an opportunity to meet our staff, get to know other students on campus, and connect! 

 

LGBTQ Discussion Group

Every Wednesday | LA 116 Seminar Room | 3pm - 4:30pm

The LGBTQ Discussion Group is a weekly, one and a half hour long dialogue focused on topics related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The emphasis of the discussion group is to establish and maintain community. It is open to any UVU student, faculty or staff, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, who can offer an affirmative presence concerning LGBTQIA+ issues. 

Attendance implies acknowledgment of the policy that the names of participants and the personal issues discussed are maintained in strict confidence. We also ask, especially as a group for LGBTQIA+ folks, that all participants are respectful of the diversity among group members in terms of perspective, personal experience, and choices about how we each live our lives.

 

September Events 

Pacific Islander Ambassador: Head of Samoa UVU Visit

September 19 | SC Centre Stage | 6pm - 9pm

We are hosting Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi, who has been the Head of State for Samoa since 2007. He will be meeting with students and staff to talk about cultural preservation and revitalization and efforts that are being implemented currently in Samoa and how our Pacific Islander students can do the same in the spaces they occupy. 

 

Diversity Lecture Series: "How Does Immigration Affect Me?"

September 24 | Fulton Library (FL) 120 | 3pm - 4:30pm

Diversity Lecture Series is a complimentary program to Diversity Dialogues.  It is hosted either on the same week as Diversity Dialogues or around such discussion.  Diversity Lectures allows a deeper contact into social issues.  Members from the community, Higher Education Institutions, and professionals will educate and explore such topics.  

 

Diversity Dialogues: "How Does Immigration Affect Me?"

September 26 | SL Reflection Center | 3pm - 4pm

Diversity Dialogues is series of discussion-based interactions over topics that are sensitive, but important to openly discuss in a safe and respectful space.  

 

 

Multicultural Student Council - Game Night (BYOG)

September 27 | Multicultural Student Services, LA 114 | 6pm - 8pm

Bring a game and join us for a night of fun! We will be playing board games, guitar hero, snacks, and just enjoying each other's company!

 

 

LGBTQ Discussion Group

Every Wednesday | LA 116 Seminar Room | 3pm - 4:30pm

The LGBTQ Discussion Group is a weekly, one and a half hour long dialogue focused on topics related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The emphasis of the discussion group is to establish and maintain community. It is open to any UVU student, faculty or staff, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, who can offer an affirmative presence concerning LGBTQIA+ issues. 

Attendance implies acknowledgment of the policy that the names of participants and the personal issues discussed are maintained in strict confidence. We also ask, especially as a group for LGBTQIA+ folks, that all participants are respectful of the diversity among group members in terms of perspective, personal experience, and choices about how we each live our lives.

 

October Events

Bachata Fest: Fall 2018

October 5 | UCCU Events Center | 9pm - 2am

Kick off the year with Utah's largest Latino dance event! Bachata is a genre of music that originated in the Dominican Republic, and Bachata fest includes cumbia, merengue, salsa, and more! This is not an event you want to miss! Don't know how to dance Bachata? Don't worry! We will provide lessons from 9pm - 10pm and the dancing starts afterwards!

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online and in person at UVU Campus Connection.

 

Indigenous People's Day

October 8 - 12 | LA 114 | 11am - 1pm

Indigenous Peoples' Dayis a holiday that celebrates the Indigenous peoples of America. It is celebrated across the United States, and is an official city and state holiday in various localities around the country. It began as a counter-celebration held on the same day as the U.S. federal holiday of Columbus Day, which honors European explorer Christopher Columbus. Indigenous Peoples Day is intended to celebrate those native to the lands they have been displaced from and/or currently claim and commemorate their shared history and culture.

 

Cultural Rhythms

October 11 | SC 206 A - C | 5:30pm - 8pm

Come and learn about different cultures from our various UVU multicultural Clubs! We will be sharing in cultural presentations and dances.

 

UVU Fall Break (Students)!

October 18 - 20

Enjoy your Spring Break!

 

Diversity Lecture Series: SAFE Justice Act

October 23 | SC Centre Stage | 1pm - 2:30pm

Diversity Lecture Series is a complimentary program to Diversity Dialogues.  It is hosted either on the same week as Diversity Dialogues or around such discussion.  Diversity Lectures allows a deeper contact into social issues.  Members from the community, Higher Education Institutions, and professionals will educate and explore such topics.  

 

Diversity Dialogues: SAFE Justice Act

October 25 | CB 510 | 1pm - 2pm

Diversity Dialogues is series of discussion-based interactions over topics that are sensitive, but important to openly discuss in a safe and respectful space.  

 

LGBTQ Discussion Group

Every Wednesday | LA 116 Seminar Room | 3pm - 4:30pm

The LGBTQ Discussion Group is a weekly, one and a half hour long dialogue focused on topics related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The emphasis of the discussion group is to establish and maintain community. It is open to any UVU student, faculty or staff, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, who can offer an affirmative presence concerning LGBTQIA+ issues. 

Attendance implies acknowledgment of the policy that the names of participants and the personal issues discussed are maintained in strict confidence. We also ask, especially as a group for LGBTQIA+ folks, that all participants are respectful of the diversity among group members in terms of perspective, personal experience, and choices about how we each live our lives.

 

November Events

UEN Film Festival

  • November 6 | SC Centre Stage | 6 - 9PM
  • November 13 | SC Centre Stage | 6 - 9PM
  • November 20 | SC Centre Stage | 6 - 9PM
  • November 27 | SC Centre Stage | 6 - 9PM

In collaboration with the Utah Education Network, we will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month with indigenous short films that we will feature throughout the month of November. Film titles TBA!

 

Cultural Envoy Fall Showcase

November 16 - 17 | SC Ragan Theater| 1PM - 10PM

The Cultural Envoy Leadership Program will be presenting their performances in this fall showcase. Performances and narratives will reflect Latino/a/x, Pacific Islander, Native American and Japanese cultures. 

Tickets can be found at campus connection!

 

Diversity Lecture Series: Health Disparities in the LGBTQ+ Community

November 27 | FL 120 | 1pm - 2:30pm

Diversity Lecture Series is a complimentary program to Diversity Dialogues.  It is hosted either on the same week as Diversity Dialogues or around such discussion.  Diversity Lectures allows a deeper contact into social issues.  Members from the community, Higher Education Institutions, and professionals will educate and explore such topics.  

 

Diversity Dialogues: Health Disparities in the LGBTQ+ Community

November 29 | CB 511 | 1pm - 2pm

Diversity Dialogues is series of discussion-based interactions over topics that are sensitive, but important to openly discuss in a safe and respectful space.

 

LGBTQ Discussion Group

Every Wednesday | LA 116 Seminar Room | 3pm - 4:30pm

The LGBTQ Discussion Group is a weekly, one and a half hour long dialogue focused on topics related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The emphasis of the discussion group is to establish and maintain community. It is open to any UVU student, faculty or staff, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, who can offer an affirmative presence concerning LGBTQIA+ issues. 

Attendance implies acknowledgment of the policy that the names of participants and the personal issues discussed are maintained in strict confidence. We also ask, especially as a group for LGBTQIA+ folks, that all participants are respectful of the diversity among group members in terms of perspective, personal experience, and choices about how we each live our lives.

December Events

Finals Week

December 10 - 13

Good luck UVU Students on finals!