Tutangeni DaSheek Akwenye appointed as Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

February 25, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tutangeni Dasheek Akwenye has been hired as Utah Valley University’s newest Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, reported in a statement from UVU on Tuesday. Dr. Rasha Quidisat will be working alongside Dasheek as Program Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  “One of the most important ways in ensuring students are successful is if the university […]

A look back at Pride Month at UVU

July 1, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes In memory of the Stonewall Rebellion, Utah Valley University celebrated and recognized LGBTQ Wolverines during Pride Month. Here are some of the events that happened around the campus and community.  The month began with the lighting of the UCCU Center in the colors of the rainbow, alongside the placement of pride flags around campus. The […]

UVUSA Inclusion Plan 2.0

March 4, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Utah Valley University Student Association (UVUSA) has been working all year to better the campus of UVU, and have done so once again. Starting March 7, UVUSA will be promoting its new constitution changes for the UVU student body’s vote. The main focus is implementing Inclusion Plan 2.0 and the goal of wanting to increase […]

How you can be an LGBTQ ally at UVU

January 9, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU has resources in place for its students and faculty to learn how to become or how to better their allyship to the LGBTQ community. Below are some helpful tips and keywords to help the university community be better allies. LGBT, the initialism used to give a more inclusive name to the nonheterosexual and noncisgendered […]

UVU Announces new Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

November 5, 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute This story is developing. The university named Dr. Belinda ‘Otukolo Saltiban as the new Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer (CIDO), with her official start date being Nov. 19, according to a press release. Saltiban was the assistant dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Utah for over five years. In her role as assistant […]

Prison & Prejudice: Discussing injustice and the need for prison reform

October 26, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Utah Valley University prides itself on its diverse cultural understanding. One of the initiatives of this is a very active Multicultural Student Council. This council fully supports diversity and regularly has Diversity Dialogues. This is done through a lecture on Tuesdays and a dialogue on the following Thursday. The most recent was about SAFE Justice […]

Black Student Union discusses black representation in politics

September 28, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes During UVU’s annual Ethics Awareness Week, the Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a panel titled “Black Representation in Politics.” The panel consisted of Sandra Hollins, Utah State Representative for District 23, and Robert Burch, candidate for Utah State House for District 30. Kira Smalls, BSU president and American Sign Language major, moderated for the panel. […]

UVU hosts Samoa’s former head of state

September 25, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] UVU hosted His Highness, Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Tufuga Efi, the Head of State for Samoa to talk to students about the importance of genealogy. Pacific Islander students, future students, community members and lovers of island food all gathered at Center […]

Candidates present for diversity officer position

March 19, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Candidates for the Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer presented to students, faculty and staff on March 14 and 15. The candidates include Alicia Chavira-Prado, Yudi Lewis, Daniel Teraguchi and Tommy Stevenson. Chavira-Prado received her doctorate in anthropology at the University of California and became a diversity administrator at Ohio University following a career as a […]

Safety First: UVU faculty and students discuss campus violence, how to prevent it

February 8, 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute Photo by Michelle Rivas Students and faculty members discussed campus violence prevention as part of the Diversity Dialogue discussion series organized by the Multicultural Student Council Feb. 8. The series serves to provide a safe space to explore solutions to prevalent issues, including the prevention of assault, potential obstacles when reporting violence and to help […]