Student Affairs Access & Outreach recognizes that education is a lifelong pursuit and we have a role to facilitate lifelong learning beyond our institution. To that end we sponsor state, federal and community-based programs targeting the PK-16 educational pipeline to insure access to quality educational resources especially focusing on those who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education and may lack resources for academic or personal development. We seek to strengthen the educational success of UVU students and the broader local, regional and statewide community by stewarding our existing federal, state, and community partnerships and by strategically identifying new opportunities both on- and off-campus congruent with UVU’s educational mission.

Access & Outreach Departments

First-Generation Student Success Center

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The First-Generation Student Success Center is a community of students, staff, faculty, and other key stakeholders that seeks to provide first-generation students with evidence-based supports needed to thrive in their university experience.
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GEAR UP is a college readiness program that provides free services and assistance for low-income students and their parents in order to help students successfully graduate from high school and prepare for college.
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School Community University Partnership (SCUP)

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The mission of SCUP is to recognize and value the experiences of diverse community members withitheCentral Utah Region in order to provide asset based community outreach programs that increase academic access for student success, enhance economic viability, and facilitate community based partnerships.
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The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes five distinct outreach programs targeted to serve and assist students on their academic journey from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

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