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 […]

Hispanic student spotlight: Michael Torres

September 27, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Michael Torres, a sophomore studying communications, is a student of Colombian heritage. When he’s not on campus, Torres is on the basketball court with his friends or laughing with his family.  Although he was born and raised in the United States, Torres’ parents immigrated from Colombia to the US in the mid 90’s. At this […]

Native American communities have highest vaccination rates in US

September 10, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes On Sept. 2, The L.A. Times posted an interview about how Native Americans have the highest vaccination rates. They talked about how these communities achieved such a feat and their motivations. “Native Americans now have the highest vaccination rates of any major racial or ethnic group in the United States,” said Gustavo Arellano, host of […]

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 […]

UVU post-election committee offers support to students

November 2, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Near the end of September, J.C. Graham, UVU’s director of Crisis Services, reached out to multiple groups across campus to establish a neutral initiative intended to provide support for students after the election. Individuals from various Students Affairs departments, such as Student Health Services, Ombuds, Multicultural Student Services, LGBT Student Services, Center for Social Impact […]