Access & Diversity
The Office of Access and Diversity increases higher education access, persistence, and graduation rates for underrepresented students.
The Office of Access and Diversity will transform lives through the power of higher education.
- Community: Building an inclusive and affirming university community where everyone is valued and respected and connecting university resources with the larger community for positive change.
- Shared Accountability: Setting high standards of ownership and performance by holding our team accountable for the quality of our work through integrity and a high level of trust.
- Learning: Engaging students, faculty, staff, and community (individuals) by providing access and opportunity through supportive and nurturing learning environments leading to a better quality of life.
- Self-Actualization: Realizing and fulfilling each individual’s vision of educational and personal success through empowerment allowing them to make a difference in their lives and in their communities.
- Social Justice: Raising awareness through advocacy, empowerment, and strategies that support equity, diversity, and inclusion on behalf of the communities we serve by promoting honor, equity, and mutual respect.
Dr. Enrique Romo
Executive Director for Access and Diversity
Student Services Suite 151
Weber State University’s core themes of Access, Learning, and Community reflect our institutional commitment to provide the best educational, cultural, and economic opportunities to uplift our region and the community in which we live, work, and play.
To that end, the Office of Access and Diversity, under the Vice President for Student Affairs, provides oversight and leadership to various departments that directly support our institutional core themes through pre-college outreach programs, transition support, community partnerships, university-wide programming, leadership development, and retention efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming co-curricular environment for all students with a particular emphasis upon historically underrepresented populations.
Access and Diversity empowers under-represented students – who are often low income, first in their family to attend college, and come from ethnically diverse backgrounds – to enroll and eventually complete a college degree. Through our programs and initiatives, including campus, community and K-12 partnerships, we help students realize that college is, in fact, within reach. We do this because Weber State University is committed to providing access to higher education opportunities and increasing student enrollment that reflect the local demographic diversity.
The mission of Access and Diversity is to increase higher education access, persistence, and graduation rates for underrepresented students. Our work is grounded on the belief that education can transform lives for the betterment of individuals and society.
Please visit our offices and get to know us. If you can’t come to campus, our Website will provide you with information about our work, our events, and our students!
Byron Warfield-Graham Essay Contest and BBQ
The Office of Access & Diversity offers a scholarship for on-campus housing and meal plan for new incoming or current undergraduate ethnic/racial minority students, based on financial and housing need. The scholarship may cover partial or full cost of housing (shared room) and a meal plan in either Wildcat Village or University Village for 2 semesters. Students must be enrolled or plan to be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours), and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to apply. Students receiving the award must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Single applicants must be willing to share a room. This is a one year(2 semester) scholarship and may be applied for annually. Please fill out the online Google Forms Application to apply.
Priority deadline is June 1, 2018.
Upcoming Events / Student Spotlights
Student Spotlight: Shai anne
"I discovered the Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) as a junior and it turned out to be one of the most valuable resources I found on campus. I always had a place to go to in order to find resources, talk about academics, and seek advice"... Read More
Student Spotlight: Eddie
"I had a very positive experience with the Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME). The staff truly believed in me and encouraged me to take on many opportunities. I'm very grateful for their guidance and support." ... Read More
Student Spotlight: Andrea
"The Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) was a critical component to my college experience and ultimately my success in graduating. As a freshmen, I got involved with a student organization under the CME called the Hispanic Area Council (HAC)." ... Read More
Student Spotlight: Jordan
"I found the Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) my second year at Weber State and I remember the huge difference it made in my college experience. I never felt like I had an advisor I could go and talk to until I went to the CME." ... Read More
Student Spotlight: Genesis
"I learned about the Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) through my older sister. She informed me how the CME helps with scholarships and advising. I applied for a scholarship my freshman year in college. Later, I was awarded a scholarship with them my sophomore year and that’s where everything began." ... Read More
Student Service Center Suite 150
3885 West Campus Dr. Dept 1122
Ogden UT 84408-1122
MISSION AND STRATEGIC PLAN
Read more about about A&D's Mission and 5-year Strategic Plan
A&D ORGANIZATION CHART
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Dr. Romo is the institutional representative for HACU. Please visit the A&D office at SC 150 for more info or visit HACU.net to apply.