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Multicultural Student Services

SOAR 2020

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our SOAR program will be modified. Although we still plan on having SOAR this summer, it will be an online experience. More information about exact dates, cost, and schedule details about the program will be provided soon. Please continue to check our website for the most current updates.

COVID-19 Response

In accordance with BYU’s COVID-19 procedures, The Multicultural Student Services staff will begin working remotely starting on March 16. We understand how difficult these times are for you. We are committed to continuing to provide holistic advisement to you and will be available to serve you remotely starting March 16.


Advisors will be available 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday via phone 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 or email your advisor.

All Multicultural Student Services events through the end of this winter semester- including our 39th Annual Cedartree Pow Wow- have been cancelled. At this point, programs for spring and summer are still in place until further notice. 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.

Our chat feature on this website will also be readily available from 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday to answer any questions and assist you. 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
Jamal Willis M jamal_willis@byu.edu 801-422-6850
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 sharon_tapahe@byu.edu 801-422-1450
Kyoo Kim B, F, U, Z kyoo_kim@byu.edu 801-422-1450
Hayley Aiono Administrative Services Coordinator hayley_aiono@byu.edu 801-422-4791
Front Desk General Inquiries BYUMulticultural@byu.edu 801-422-3065
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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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