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Multicultural Student Services

LU'AU 2020!


THURSDAY, November 19th, is our virtual Lu'au and we hope you're as excited as we are! As you know, COVID-19 has made this year's events much different and in order to be as safe as possible, we will host the entire program online. This year's Lu'au will consist of performances from previous years as well as some new performances.

The program is free, so we hope that you will invite friends and family to watch with you! Here is the link for LU'AU 2020:

https://www.youtube.com/user/BYUmulticultural/featured

Welcome Fall 2020 Students!

The Multicultural Student Services staff will begin working in the office again starting on August 17th. As we return to campus, please be aware of the following measures our office is taking to ensure safety of all our visitors:

1. Masks are required for all students, staff, and visitors
2. Sneeze guards are being utilized in each office and our front desk to create an extra barrier
3. Hand sanitizer is being provided throughout the office
4. Social distancing of at least 6 feet will be implemented in all seating and standing spaces
5. A limited number of staff and students will be in the office at a time (although all staff will continue to be available through zoom or phone appointments)
6. There is a designated entrance and exit to limit interaction
7. There will be regular sanitation of furniture, counters, and overall office

We understand these are unique times, but please know we are committed to continuing to provide holistic advisement to you and will be available to serve you in person starting the first day of Fall classes.

Advisors will continue to be available 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday via phone, zoom, or email to answer any questions or concerns. If you need to make a phone or video appointment (via Zoom) with your advisor directly, please visit the MSS website www.multicultural.byu.edu and make the appointment by clicking on the “Make an Appointment” button.

Please continue to regularly consult BYU’s Coronavirus information page: https://www.byu.edu/coronavirus for the most up to date information on the university’s response to the situation.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, or for any help or support. We are here for you and actively available to help you however we can.

ADVISOR QUEUES EMAIL/PHONE
Mario Pereyra A, V-Y mario_pereyra@byu.edu
801-422-4086
Moises Aguirre D moises_aguirre@byu.edu
801-422-5635
Estela Marquez C, J, N estela_marquez@byu.edu
801-422-7262
Lynette Simmons H, P, Q lynette_simmons@byu.edu
801-422-4772
Mayla Slack E, I, K, L mayla_slack@byu.edu
801-422-2498
LaVay Talk S, T lavay_talk@byu.edu
801-422-6849
Sharon Tapahe G, R, O, & Native American,
(M - Temporarily)
sharon_tapahe@byu.edu
801-422-1450
Kyoo Kim B, F, U, Z kyoo_kim@byu.edu
801-422-4791
Hayley Aiono Administrative Services Coordinator hayley_aiono@byu.edu
801-422-4520
Front Desk General Inquiries BYUMulticultural@byu.edu
801-422-3065
Multicultural Student Services

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Multicultural Student Services is a unique team of multicultural specialists who value the total development of the multicultural student within the Aims of a BYU education. We seek to develop a BYU environment of "fellow citizenry" where multiculturalism can flourish.
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You can schedule to meet with one of our highly trained advisers in person or over the phone. Transitioning to life in college is difficult and you don't have to do it alone. Our advisers are more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Regardless of how small the question may seem, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your MSS adviser.
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SOAR is a summer program for students who are entering their senior year of High school. SOAR provides a safe social environment for participants to learn the best practices for applying to colleges, how to improve their ACT score, and how to make use of all the resources available to accomplish their goals. If you are wondering how to apply, what to expect, or if you have any other questions about SOAR, this is the place to look.
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Our cultural programs and events focus on enhancing student experience through cultural education, inclusion, and student leadership. Some of our programs include Fiesta, Luau, Perspectives, Pow Wow, Meet-ups, Connections, and many more. Click here for details on events, how to get involved and participate in our various cultural programs, and volunteer opportunities.
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Here you will find a list of general financial information as well as scholarships both general and those aimed at specific demographics.
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There are many resources available to help you make the most of your education. You will find a variety of external programs to jump-start your career and resources to help you better make sure success is an adventure, not a chore. Whether you are a current student or Alumni, you should check out the information available here.
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