Utah Tech University

Center for Inclusion & Belonging

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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 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.


The CIB hosts a variety of activities throughout the school year.

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Student Clubs

The CIB supports several cultural clubs and associations that add to the diversity of Utah Tech University.

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Student Leaders

Meet our Multicultural Inclusion Student Association (MISA).

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Find out about scholarships available for students of every background.

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Meet the staff behind the CIB

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See photos from the events and activities at the CIB

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Our Services

  • 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


Mike Nelson

Director of Center for Inclusion & Belonging

Email: mike.nelson@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4680

Office: Browning 117