Our Mission:

As our students create, perform, view, and interpret dance as a socio-cultural phenomenon at UVU they will be engaged in transforming their ideas from a classroom setting to dance floor. In learning about dance forms of diverse cultures, we come to appreciate the cultural stories of people, in the past and in the present time, and validate the student experience outside of the classroom.

Four components to CELP

Diagram representing The Four Components to CELP

CELP Requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Weekly volunteer hours
  • Weekly study hall
  • School and Community outreach
  • Monthly progress report meeting with the Program Director

Fill out an application today!

Summer Bridge

The Cultural Envoy Leadership Program provides a summer bridge component for incoming freshmen to UVU in the month of June. The program is an opportunity to incoming freshmen to take a Math Leap course and a writing course that helps students prepare for fall semester. The classes are taught Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks at the UVU campus and culminate with a banquet where students are recognized for their completion of the program. The students in the summer bridge program are mentored by current students from our Cultural Envoy Leadership Program, thus giving the in-coming freshmen valuable insight into understanding how to navigate college.Apply for the Summer Bridge Program

Group photo of the Cultural Envoy

Global/Intercultural Distinction - CELP ParticipationPartnership between the Office for Global Engagement and the Cultural Envoy Leadership Program

The Global/Intercultural Distinction will give our students an official distinction on their diploma when they graduate with their bachelors’ diploma. The University underscores its commitment to valuing global/intercultural opinions, backgrounds, traditions, perspectives, and experiences. Utah Valley University recognizes that fostering an intercultural learning curriculum and an understanding of, and appreciation for, a variety of cultural perspectives and experiences is an essential element of higher education.

The Global/Intercultural Engagement Distinction is geared toward students who wish to have a structured emphasis on global, intercultural, and issues of diversity during their collegiate career and offers students an opportunity to interact with diverse ideas and people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

For more information or to apply for the Distinction, please visit the Office for Global Engagement website!

Course Requirements

Successful completion of 4 G/I (global/intercultural), Practicum/Co-curricular Requirements and Participants can choose to do one of the following two options:

  1. Practicum:

    200 hours of community interaction with an approved agency. Agency and experience must receive approval from the G/I committee prior to participation. Some examples of appropriate agencies are listed below, but others may be used as well. These hours will come from CELP students outreach efforts in the program.