Building bridges across religions, worldviews, and spiritual traditions.

UVU is committed to educating the whole student. We prioritize efforts to shape the university as an inclusive institution, a place where people of all religions, spiritual communities, and ethical perspectives are welcomed and supported.



A designated space for meditation, prayer, reflection, and other forms of individual expression. The Reflection Center hosts events and opportunities for dialogue, education, and spiritual practice.

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Student Council

From excursions at local places of worship to public forums across worldviews, the council works to strengthen understanding of religious diversity and develop skills for meaningful and inclusive dialogue.

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Studies Certificate

UVU offers a variety of courses that explore religious diversity and cross cultural engagement. Students may pursue an Interreligious Studies Certificate that combines coursework with research or service activities.

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Religious & Worldview Diversity Workshops

As part of Intercultural engagement, UVU hosts faculty workshops entitled Religious and Worldview Diversity to support inclusive pedagogy and enhance  classroom engagement. 

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Community Partnerships

UVU has developed partnerships with local organizations that cultivate understanding across religious boundaries and which further the engagement mission of the university. The organizations below are active partners in connecting UVU students, faculty and staff with these important community resources.

Bradley Center for Grieving Children and Families

Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable

Utah Valley Interfaith Association

Utah Global Diplomacy

Community Advisory Council

UVU receives input and consultation from our Interfaith Community Advisory Council. This group consists of religious and community leaders committed to advancing interfaith education and outreach. The university partners with this group to host the annual Community Interfaith Breakfast and related events. 

Kena Matthews (co-chair)
Housing Director
Community Action Services

Brian Birch (co-chair)
Director, Religious Studies Program
Utah Valley University

Stephanie Ashcraft
Utah Valley Public Relations Council
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Luna Banuri
Executive Director
Utah Muslim Civic League

Juliana Boerio-Goates
Catholic Lay Ecclesial Minister

Khando Chazotsang
Utah Tibetan Community

Caru Das
Spanish Fork Krishna Temple

Brian Farr
North American Interfaith Network

J. O'Day
Program Director, Interfaith Engagement
Utah Valley University

Zeynep Kariparduc
Chair, Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable

Ruhul Kuddus
Former President, Utah Valley Islamic Council

Karen McCandless
Utah Valley Interfaith Association
CEO, Community Action Services

Scott McKinney
Lead Pastor, CenterPoint Church

Carrie Moore
Executive Director
Bradley Center for Grieving Children & Families

Alexis Palmer 
Associate Vice President for Student Development
Utah Valley University

Mark Seastrand
Director, Orem Communication Council
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Josie Stone
Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable

Scott Trotter
Senior Director for Communications, Utah Valley University