Utah Valley University

Changemakers at Utah Valley University foster friendship between refugee and non-refugee students interested in understanding the issues facing newcomers in their schools and communities. We celebrate diversity through food, music, culture, art, and religion. We recognize the contributions of newcomers. We advocate for welcoming and equal opportunities on campus and in our broader communities.

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Presentation to University Deans Inspires Inclusion at Utah Valley University.

On January 25th, TSOS was invited to present to a group of approximately 50 faculty and administrative leaders at Utah Valley University (UVU). Specifically, they wanted to understand how forcibly displaced individuals might arrive at UVU, what types of burdens they might be carrying, and how the university could better support the unique needs of these students. UVU is the largest university in the state of Utah, and its leadership was anxious to discuss ways to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for UVU’s over 200 refugee students.

August 17, 2023

Volunteer Perspective

Expanding University Involvement

University campuses are some of the most vibrant centers for bridging learning with activism. Learn how some community partner campus chapters are getting involved in support of refugees.

April 8, 2022

Volunteer Perspective

Internship Program: Shared Experiences & Personal Growth

In an era where technology is so prominent and information is available to us at the simple click of a button, sharing experiences has never been so easy, yet it has left meaningful connections to sometimes be difficult. We are sometimes disillusioned into imagining that we can progress in our personal and professional lives best on our own, but I have found that is anything but true.

August 5, 2021
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Oscar Cedeno
Changemaker President - UVU
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