Director: Michelle R. Bogdan
Location: Taggart Student Center 315
Phone: (435) 797-1728
The Access and Diversity Center promotes access and full involvement in all aspects of student life at Utah State University. This center serves as a catalyst for the creation of a campus and community environment where all people are free to affirm and celebrate their differences, including, but not limited to, differences of race, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, age, ability, and parental or veteran status.
The Access and Diversity Center provides support to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allied (GLBTA) students, faculty, and staff; promotes the understanding and acceptance of diversity through education and campus outreach; and operates a resource and lending library that is open to anyone interested in learning more about GLBTA related issues.
Multicultural Student Services
The Access and Diversity Center provides support for student success, as well as direction for campus multicultural relations. The Center achieves its mission through collaborative work in the Division of Student Services and with academic departments. The Center strives to offer quality services for all students, while providing targeted support to first-generation and historically underserved African- American, Asian-American, Native American, Pacific Island, and Latino students. Programs are designed to promote student recruitment, retention, leadership development, cultural understanding, inclusion, and a positive relational climate on campus.
Services offered through the Access and Diversity Center include:
- Personal leadership development through clubs and organizations
- Educational events and cultural celebrations involving the campus and community at-large
- Peer mentoring, personal and social support
- Active recruitment efforts and outreach programs serving core constituents
- Community and campus service opportunities
- Involvement within and support of USU/SA programs
- Academic support
- Life skills/multicultural leadership courses
- Networking and referral to University departments
Reentry/Nontraditional Student Services
The Access and Diversity Center provides information, financial assistance, and referrals to the resources available on campus and in the community to women and men who are returning to school with a gap in their education after being in the workforce or in the home. Anyone who considers herself or himself to be a nontraditional student is welcome to utilize the resources of the center. The center serves as an informal gathering place for reentry students and facilitates their transition to university life through orientations, workshops, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and programs.
The Access and Diversity Center assists eligible veterans, qualified dependents of disabled veterans, and National Guard and Reservists in pursuing their educational, professional, or vocational objectives and receiving their appropriate educational benefits.