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Center for Disability Services
The Center for Disability Services is dedicated to students with disabilities by providing the opportunity for success and equal access at the University of Utah. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations as outlined by Federal and State law. We also strive to create an inclusive, safe and respectful environment. By promoting awareness, knowledge and equity, we aspire to impact positive change within individuals and the campus community.

The Center for Disability Services is the designated office at the University of Utah which evaluates disability documentation, determines eligibility, and implements reasonable accommodations for enrolled students as guided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and University policy.

Center for Student Wellness
One of the main services that the Center for Student Wellness provides is health education. Some of our services include: the provision of health information relevant to students – most often this includes information on stress, sleep, nutrition and tobacco use; HIV and STD testing; alcohol education and prevention; and making policy recommendations to maintain a healthy learning environment.

Dean of Students
The Dean of Students' Office coordinates the Student Conduct Administration processes, serves as an advocate for students facing challenges to their success as students, and advises several student leadership organizations. This also includes addressing academic issues and offering resources through the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). The Student Code of Conduct in the Dean's office maintains a detailed description of the University of Utah's rules, regulations, and expectations for students.

Division of Human Resources
The Division of Human Resources supports University and Academic Health Sciences staff (excluding Hospitals and clinics).

Homeless Student Task Force
The mission of the Homelessness Task Force is to create sustainable and accessible resources at the U of U and SLC community in order to create a network of support that promotes student health, wellness, safety, and success.

Housing & Residential Education
The Peterson Heritage Center and the Marriott Honors Community Information Desks are open 24-hours a day.  Students can access the housing on-call Resident Advisor and staff by alerting the Desk Assistant.  The 24-hour phone line to reach an Information Desk is 801-587-2000.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISS)
The International Student & Scholar Services office serves as the primary campus contact for international students, scholars, and alumni.Our staff members are experts in the immigration regulations pertaining to non-immigrant F and J visa holders and we ensure that the University of Utah complies with immigration regulations pertaining to international students and scholars. International Student and Scholar’s goal is for students, staff, faculty, and visitors from around the world to feel welcome and an integral part of the campus community.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center
The goal of the center is to provide resources, a safe environment for student interaction, and outreach programs that will educate the university community in regards to sexual orientation and gender identity. The center has a media library, study lounge, and a number of computers. Our outreach programs include the safe-zone program, speaker's bureau, and queer peers anonymous e-mailing service.

Student Health Center
The Student Health Center is funded in part by your student fees. This allows us to provide you with specialized care and to charge less for the majority of our services. Fees are charged for most of our medical care services. Many health promotion services are free. Our fees are typically 30% - 50% less than other clinics in the community.

Student Rights & Responsibilities
A link to our university policy with details affirming students' rights & responsibilities as members of our campus community.

University Police and Security
Find contact information for campus security offices and learn how to stay safe on campus. We offer a variety of programs and information sources to help the University community deal with public safety issues. You can find current crime statistics and other public-safety information here on our website. For requesting 24 hour service from our department call 801-585-COPS (2677). For emergencies, immediate police, or security response call 9-911 from a campus phone or call 911 from a cell phone.

University Counseling Center
The University Counseling Center helps students, staff, and faculty resolve existing problems, prevent potential problems, and develop new skills that will enrich their lives. Counseling services address personal, career, and academic learning issues. Formats include individual, couples, and group counseling. Psychiatry services are available for clients engaged in ongoing counseling. Crisis services and support are available during counseling center business hours. Our Mindfulness Clinic offers several resources aimed to reduce stress and manage anxiety.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action OEO/AA Services

  • Provides information and training to the university community regarding their equal opportunity and affirmative action rights and responsibilities.
  • Consults with any member of the campus community regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action issues and possible violations.
  • Provides information regarding the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) access and accommodation requirements and evaluates staff and faculty disability accommodation requests.
  • To ensure fair employment practices, the OEO/AA develops, monitors, and reports on the effectiveness of the University's Affirmative Action Plan, which includes hiring and evaluation procedures.
  • Encourages outreach and recruitment of diverse students, faculty, and staff in programs and activities.
  • Assists members of the University community in interpreting and implementing the University's Affirmative Action Program.
  • Acts as a resource for students regarding projects and assignments.

Complaints may be filed by employment applicants, faculty, students, staff, and participants in University programs or services who feel they may have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a disabled individual, disabled veteran, or veteran.

Cognizable allegations of discrimination - including sexual harassment and retaliation - will be investigated by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA).

Office for Equity & Diversity
The Office for Equity & Diversity is the student programming and support division of the University of Utah. As students you will find that our office provides leadership, education and coordination of all student diversity support programs, initiatives and cultural events. Collectively our programs serve over 3,000 students annually who self-identify as LGBT and/or historically underrepresented students of color. The following programs are part of the Office for Student Equity and Diversity: the American Indian Resource Center, Center for Ethnic Student Affairs (CESA), the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and Scholarships & Grants.

Veterans Support Center

The Mission of the Veteran Support Center is to improve and enhance the success of student Veterans; to help them receive the benefits they deserve; to serve as a liaison between the Veteran student community and the University; and to increase their academic success. Additionally to provide an opportunity to continue the relationships built through the service in civilian life.

Women's Resource Center 
The Women's Resource Center (WRC) at the University of Utah serves as the central resource for educational and support services for women. Honoring the complexities of women's identities, the WRC facilitates choices and changes through programs, counseling, and training grounded in a commitment to advance social justice and equality.

Off-Campus Resources:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Office
Information about rights, responsibilities, and access for those with disabilities, as defined by ADA standards. They also enforce the ADA through complaints, lawsuits, consent decrees, settlement agreements, and alternate dispute resolution (mediation).

Anti-Defamation League
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
The mission of the Department of Justice is: To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights serve student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems. An important responsibility is resolving complaints of discrimination. Agency-initiated cases, typically called compliance reviews, permit OCR to target resources on compliance problems that appear particularly acute. OCR also provides technical assistance to help institutions achieve voluntary compliance with the civil rights laws that OCR enforces. An important part of OCR's technical assistance is partnerships designed to develop creative approaches to preventing and addressing discrimination.

Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.  Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.


Last Updated: 3/30/21