Center for Inclusion and Belonging

Assistant Director: Mike Nelson
Office: 1st floor Browning Learning Resource Center
Phone: (435) 652-7730
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Our Mission

The Center for Inclusion and Belonging (CIB) works to embody and further the university's commitment to inclusive excellence through:

  • Increased engagement and personal success of historically underrepresented populations. 
  • Partnerships across campus to support equitable and inclusive learning opportunities.   
  • Foster a sense of belonging, through campus and community engagement and events, to promote and celebrate cultural identities.

The CIB operates under the principle that every person’s unique life experiences enrich campus life and adds a profound element to a true education. We invite ALL University students to participate in the CIB events, to promote diversity, and to celebrate their own cultural identities as well as those of others. Again, the CIB is open to all students. Please take your time to explore our website and feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We also invite you to stop by the CIB to further see how we can assist you.


  • Advisement: Applying for admission to Utah Tech, registering for classes, financial aid/scholarship assistance, student advocacy
  • Mentoring: Tutoring services, peer advisor training, leadership development, textbook checkout
  • Orientation: Program orientation, recruitment of students of color, university-preparatory workshops
  • Personal Counseling: Cultural and ethnic issues; diversity issues related to race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Clubs & Organizations: Pacific Islander Student Association, Black Student Union, ALAS (Association of Latino/Hispanic and Ally Students), Native American Student Association, LGBTQ Student Association, Japanese Cultural Club


Utah Tech recognizes that a culturally diverse student body benefits and enriches the educational experience of all students, faculty and staff. Thus, we strive to assist students who will enrich our cultural diversity and make every attempt to support their academic success. The presence and the success of these students at Utah Tech University benefits each student individually, but also enhances the experience of the entire Utah Tech community at large. The recipients of the Multicultural Inclusion Student Association (MISA) Samuela Tupola Leadership Scholarship must demonstrate academic merit, outstanding leadership, and financial need in order to qualify. If awarded, he/she must take an active part in the MISA leadership organization. Scholarship priority deadline is March 1, each year. For more information, visit the Financial Aid website. Scholarship criteria include:

  • US Citizen and a legal resident of Utah
  • Must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credits)
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program
  • Exemplify a multicultural background


Each year, the Multicultural & Inclusion Center sponsors a series of campus-wide events that are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. See updated events on the CIB website.

  • Leadership Retreat
  • Academic Success Workshops
  • Community Service Projects
  • Diversity Forums
  • Diversity and Inclusion Weeks
    • Cultural Education booths
    • “Who Am I?” Discussion
    • Miss Native American Contest
    • Taste Around the World
    • Luau
    • Fiesta
    • Black Out Dance
    • International Movie Festival
    • Multicultural Extravaganza