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!
My name is Patricia Anhinga Benally. I am Near the Water clan, born for the Folded Arms People, my maternal grandfather is the Salt clan, and my paternal grandfather is the Red House clan. Therefore, this embodies me as Navajo Woman. I am a senior at Weber State University in the Elementary Teacher Education program and minoring with an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement. I am from Rock Point, Arizona currently residing in here in Northern Utah.
Currently, I hold the role as the Cultural Affairs specialist in the WSU American Indian Council, I co-host the AIC Indigenous Voices Radio Show every Monday from 1-2pm, previously I held leadership roles as the AIC President and as the WSU American Indian Senator.
Christian has displayed exemplary leadership qualities as president of the Asian Student Involvement Association (ASIA) and the Asian student’s senator. He has gone over and beyond his responsibilities within these leadership roles by making connections with other Asian student clubs/organizations within Weber State University and other peer institutions like the Asian American Student Association (AASA) at the University of Utah in order to better support and advocate for his fellow Asian student constituency here at Weber State University. He's been actively engaged with the Center for Multicultural Excellence and continues to be a great resource and example to his fellow peers.
My name is Brian Alfaro, I am a manufacturing engineering student with an emphasis in plastics and composite materials. I am the president for the Hispanic Area Council (HAC). I always advocate for learning and talent development whether it is through school or other means, education is always important. Here at HAC we help our Hispanic and Latin Community by offering support and resources to be successful here at Weber State.
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
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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.