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Comprehensive Listing of Diversity Resources at Utah State University

This page contains a list of numerous diversity and diversity-related Web Sites at Utah State University. Although this list is comprehensive, it is not exhaustive. Please contact Vice Provost Janis L. Boettinger at (435) 797-8176 or with any other Utah State University pages that should be on this list.

A Diversity Handbook
A valued resource for diversity at USU that is published on a biennial basis. Summarizes information on diversity programs, initiatives and projects at USU.

Academic Resource Center
Provides services and programs to enhance the academic performance and academic experiences of students at USU.

An NSF grant to increase the recruitment and retention of women faculty in the fields of Science and Engineering. Programs aim to ensure that all faculty members, regardless of gender or ethnicity, are allowed to participate to their fullest potential.

Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Office
Provides advice and assistance to ensure that USU is an equal opportunity environment free from discrimination and sexual harassment.

Allies on Campus
Provides information on this network of faculty, staff, and students who are committed to providing a "safe zone" to individuals experiencing sexual or gender orientation issues. This network respects all people and believes that diversity enriches our lives. Other goals include reducing homophobia and heterosexism and the development of a welcoming and supportive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, and staff. Read the Zero Tolerance Policy.

Association for Computing Machinery- Women
Provides information on this group that is dedicated to improving the working life and learning environment of women in computing.

Campus Climate for Women
For information contact Human Resources at (435) 797-0216.

Center for Persons with Disabilities
Programs to support people with developmental disabilities through interdisciplinary preservice preparation and continuing education, provision of community services, research, and dissemination. Several projects at the CPD address outreach to families in Hispanic communities to help them access disability and health-related services.

Community Lifestyles Housing Program
Provides information on the current communities housing available, including the Engineering floor and the Global Village floor of housing.

Deaf Education
Provides information on the deaf education program at Utah State University and details of American Sign Language courses. The program aims to enable students to teach deaf children using a bilingual bicultural approach.

Disability Resource Center
Provides persons with disabilities with services to insure equal access to University programs, services and activities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The University ADA Coordinator is located in the Disability Resource Center. Services include alternate format print materials, accommodated testing, and notetakers.

Educators for Diversity
Provides information on the Utah Chapter of National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). This group adheres to a philosophy of inclusion in education, including multiculturalism and promoting equity.

English as a Second Language Program (ESL)
Offers information for requirements for ESL licensure. Provides current schedule information.

Graduate School Scholarship and Fellowship Information
Provides information on a variety of scholarships and fellowships available to graduate students, including the Martin Luther King Fellowship available to African-American students and the Dr. Dinesh and Kalpana Patel Graduate Fellowship available to underrepresented and international doctoral students.

Human Resources
Provides information on job opportunities, policies, employee benefits, dual-career accommodation, training and development and university holidays.

International Student Council
Represents students from over 84 countries with a mission to promote the interests and welfare of international students. Provides a variety of programs aimed at encouraging communication and campus involvement and fostering a greater understanding of various national groups.

The LGBTQA Programs within the Access & Diversity Center provide support to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied (LGBTQA) students, faculty, and staff. We promote understanding and acceptance of diversity through education and outreach. We provide an LGBTQA Center, which is a safe zone and lending library that is open to anyone interested in learning more about LGBTQA related issues.

Master's of Second Language Teaching
Provides the requirements for the Master's of Second Language Teaching degree and the many uses for this degree.

Provides information on the faculty mediation process.

Multicultural Programs
Provides information on clubs, organizations, and scholarships available to multicultural students. Works to ensure recruitment, retention and development of Native American, African-American, Asian-American, Pacific Island, and Latino students. Engaged in active outreach to local and Reservation schools and support of enrolled students through programs of academic, leadership, and social development. Also find links to the Utah Coalition for the Advancement of Minorities in Higher Education which promotes quality of education for people of Color and/or people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Utah.

Reentry Student Center
Provides encouragement and facilitates reentry students' transition to University life. Serves as an informal meeting group and offers information to reentry students.

Religious Studies Program
A religious studies program is currently in development at USU. For information, please contact the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's Office at 435-797-1195.

SAAVI (Sexual Assault Anti-Violence Information Office)
Provides support and information to students, faculty and staff in the aftermath of a rape, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other forms of interpersonal violence. Offers educational programs, services, and policies aimed at creating healthy relationships and violence free environments.

Report Hate Crime at Utah State University
To report a hate crime contact the University Police, the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Office, or the Sexual Assault Anti-Violence Information Office.

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)
Open to individuals from all ethnic background, this group provides encouragement and mentoring for students to pursue graduate education and obtain advanced degrees in the fields of science and engineering.

Society of Women Engineers
Encourages women engineers at USU to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement. Provides information to women in engineering and promotes diversity.

Student Health and Wellness Center
Provides a clinic for student primary health care and information for students regarding health and wellness.

Student Life
Provides information on an array of extracurricular activities at USU, including ways to get involved and connected with other students.

Student Support Services
Supports disadvantaged students who have potential to meet the challenges of higher education by developing and strengthening their academic and self-management skills. Goals include recruiting eligible students from disadvantaged backgrounds and increasing the retention and academic success of disadvantaged students.

University Police
Provides programs on self-defense, child safety, rape/date rape, and workplace violence. Offers a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week personal escort service.

USU Diversity Council
Promotes a more inclusive and vibrant community at Utah State University by focusing on initiatives that address critical, high-priority issues or needs related to improving the University climate for diverse individuals and groups.

Val R. Christensen Service Center
A student run volunteer organization gives students a range of volunteer activities to choose from, including programs giving service to the community and the environment.

Center for Women and Gender
The Center for Women and Gender, in partnership with SAAVI, the Psychology Department, Student Services, the USU Police Department, and FACT, was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office On Violence Against Women. The grant was awarded in the amount of $297,230 over three years. The purpose of this grant is for the implementation and operation of educational programs for the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; and training of personnel serving on campus disciplinary/judicial boards on policies, protocols, and services around domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.