Our Mission:

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

Cultural Envoy Leadership Program provides a summer bridge component to in-coming freshmen to UVU in the month of June. It gives an opportunity to incoming freshmen to take 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 UVU campus culminating with a banquet where students are recognized for their completion in the program. The students in the summer bridge program are mentored by our current Cultural Envoy Leadership Program students 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.