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LGBT Student Services

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Student Services is designed for students who are seeking LGBT-related services, support and opportunities for personal growth, safety and a sense of belonging. We put student needs at the center of our mission and seek to provide additional resources to the UVU community seeking greater understanding of the LGBT community.

Services Provided:

  • Student Leadership Development
  • Student Support Discussion Groups
  • Socials and Gatherings to develop Peer Networks
  • Graduation Celebration
  • Referrals for Other Services
  • Peer Mentoring
  • One-on-One Advising and Support
  • Spectrum Club Advisement
  • Lending Library of LGBT Resources
  • LGBT Activity Programming
  • Safe Zone training
  • InQueery Educator Panels

Visit the LGBT Student Services student lounge in LA 126, which is open from 8-5 PM, Monday through Friday!

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Spectrum: Queer Student Alliance

As Utah Valley University's Spectrum: Queer Student Alliance serves as a supportive community for all individuals, no matter what sexual orientation or gender identity/expression they identify with.

This club strives to provide a safe social environment on campus, in the classroom, and off of campus for students, staff, and members of the surrounding community. To the best of its ability, the club will provide physical and mental health education, advocacy, and social support.

Spectrum's objective is to ensure that every student in the broader queer community be granted the same freedoms, opportunities, and social justices as all others at UVU as they pursue their academic goals.


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Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone is about fostering an environment of inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, allies, and asexual/nonsexual (LGBTQIA+) individuals on our campus and in the surrounding community. The training raises visibility and promotes ally building.


Sign-up for Safe Zone Training

Lavender Graduation

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Are you an undergraduate or graduate student graduating from Utah Valley University this year? If so, we encourage you to register for the Lavender Graduation Ceremony to be held on April 21st, 2018, at 6-8 PM in SC 206A. Join the UVU community as we honor your academic and collegiate accomplishments! To register, please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/Xokg0HScZ3b8imvb2

Lavender Graduation is a special ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students to acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Utah Valley University. This is an opportunity to celebrate the graduating students and bring the community together, along with our distinguished guests, to share in our history and progress.

Lavender Graduation is hosted by LGBT Student Services at UVU. Our goal is to provide a venue to demonstrate the success of our community members in a personal, entertaining and celebratory way. Students graduating Spring 2018, Summer 2018, and Fall 2018 are invited to take part in the celebration. All graduating students receive a certificate of distinction. Snacks and light refreshments will be served.

The Lavender Graduation registration deadline for all graduates is April 18th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Karen Deysher, Program Director of LGBT Student Services, at karen.deysher@uvu.edu or 801-863-8885.