• Scholarship help and Financial Aid Resources
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • An outstanding UVASCENDS program, designed to assist ethnic students to ease into the demands of college life.
  • A "Home Away From Home" atmosphere
  • Major/Career planning assistance
  • Academic advising and counseling
  • Leadership opportunities within the Cultural Envoy Leadership ProgramMulticultural Student Council, and Multicultural clubs.
  • LGBTQI/Straight Alliance Information & Resources
  • Small computer lab, open for all students
  • Opportunity to meet people of your own culture, or the culture of others
  • Opportunity to expand the knowledge of various cultures and celebrate the uniqueness of you

Extracurricular Involvement/Connection to UVU

Through involvement in multicultural clubs, panel discussions, workshops, and other UVU activities, students feel a sense of campus "ownership" and continue to enroll. We endeavor to create an atmosphere of warmth and a "home away from home" to create a sense of belonging and acceptance. Involvement also provides an avenue to make friends, find role models, and become acquainted with other students on campus. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Workshops

  • FAFSA Workshops are offered every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am and 2:00pm in WB 146s.
  • If you need help completing your FAFSA Application or you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact us at (801) 863-8357 to meet with our Academic Advisors: Katty Perez, David Ssejinja, or Lucy Owens.

Recruiting, Retaining, Supporting and Graduating Students

Multicultural Student Services offers half tuition scholarships to new/transfer and continuing students who meet GPA expectations, and are Utah Residents. The selection criteria includes a focus on financial need, academic goals, extra-curricular participation, and leadership responsibilities. The Multicultural Student Services also offers academic tracking and retention initiatives, in-state and out-of-state recruiting, numerous academic and cultural programs, leadership opportunities and various programs for students, designed to increase retention and graduation success.

Resources to Promote Academic Success

Academic advising, tutoring, counseling, and performance evaluations are offered. Additionally, all staff members advise students of scholarships available for ethnic students. We encourage our students to attend career building workshops, as well as other workshops that will enhance their resume, internship experience, and overall academic goals.