African Diaspora Initiative offers opportunities to black students

February 4, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The African Diaspora Initiative offers scholarship and leadership opportunities to Black students on campus and seeks to build community among students. “Our collective mission is to serve as a home away from home and to provide scholarship, networking, and leadership opportunities for students of the African Diaspora,” ADI’s website reads.  Diaspora, as defined by DePaul […]

Black Student Union at UVU

February 4, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Black Student Union at Utah Valley University is an official group on campus that cultivates a community for students that identify as Black. BSU holds discussions concerning topics that include race, advancement of Black people, and promotes validation of Black students on campus. This group is intended to be a safe space for open […]

Student spotlight: Deborah Colimon

February 2, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes One cheerful April morning, Deborah Colimon woke up and decided to buy her first house plant: she now owns 24 house plants, and treats them like they’re her children. As a student spotlight, Colimon shares her journey to Utah Valley University, her experiences here and why she believes it’s important to celebrate Black History Month.  […]

UVUSA meeting covers new policies, philanthropic work

October 27, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Utah Valley University Student Association (UVUSA) met Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. in the student council chamber to discuss weekly tasks and upcoming events and projects that effect students. The student council is tasked with putting together events throughout the year and host weekly council meetings to discuss what they are planning and to […]

BIPOC students take the lead at UVU with student-led clubs and organizations

July 29, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes BIPOC is an acronym referring to “Black, Indigenous and People of Color,” according to The BIPOC Project. In the Fall 2020 semester, over 20% of UVU students self-identified as a race or ethnicity other than “white,” according to UVU’s Institutional Research on Inclusion and Diversity. In addition to programs and departments on campus, more of […]