The University of Utah, including the MLS Division, embraces and encourages diversity in many forms. We seek to create a respectful, enriching and inclusive environment, where students, staff and faculty from all countries and backgrounds can thrive and work together.
The University and Salt Lake City offers many Diversity and Inclusion Resources of which some are shown below:
The University of Utah Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion oversees the following entities across the entire University of Utah: the American Indian Resource Center; Black Cultural Center; Center for Ethnic Student Affairs; Dream Center; LGBT Resource Center; Office for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Office for Inclusive Excellence. Additionally, the office provides information and hosts events to help fostering more awareness, advocacy, and action of diverse faculty, students, and staff.
The University of Utah Graduate School Diversity Office offers a comprehensive guide to social activities, fellowships, academic support, lists of Graduate Student Organizations at the University and multicultural activities in Salt Lake City.
The University of Utah also has an active chapter of Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).
The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) at the University of Utah serves as the central resource for educational and support services for women. They offer a variety of support groups, workshops and monthly Graduate Students meet ups.
The LGBT Resource Center has been operating since 2002 and has empowered and provided resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) students.
The Center for Disability & Access provides accommodations and services to students at the University of Utah whose condition significantly impacts their ability to function in the academic setting.
The Veteran Support Center (VSC) aims to enhance the individual and academic success of veterans, service members, and their family members who attend the university. Some of the VSC services include Scholarships and Financial Aid Assistance, VA benefits and health services counseling, free computer and printing resources, free tutoring and peer support, as well as a lounge, study area, refreshments, veterans’ events, and “SWAG” (U Vet clothing and gear).