The Office of Access & Diversity is currently OPEN and operating Monday thru Friday. Our space, SC150 & new student space, SC155 are open and available for use. The Center for Multicultural Excellence is available for in-person & virtual appointments. Please check our other programs under A&D as each will have their own hours of operation.
- School closure Dec 22-Dec 29
- Regular Hours (Monday - Friday): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 7 - 8 a.m. & 5 - 7 p.m.
- Service offered during this time: Schedule with available Peer Assistant | Meet with an Advisor.
- The Center for Multicultural Excellence is open & virtual for Fall 2021.
- To make an appointment with an advisor: Schedule Appointment Online | 801-626-7006 (leave a message) | email@example.com
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Warfield-Graham Emergency Fund
Priority Focus: African American Students
Byron Warfield-Graham was one of the organizing/charter members of the Black Student Union (BSU) at Weber State University in 1968-1969. Byron and his wife Audrey, have continued to support the Black Student Union aka Black Scholars United over the years. Their support includes a Byron Warfield-Graham Scholarship and this recently established (1/2019) Emergency Student Support Fund. The Emergency fund’s primary focus is to provide a helping hand for African American students during emergency situations that might interrupt their academic success.
This fund has been set up to provide up to $500 in emergency funds for students. The fund may be used for general purposes to help students facing a financial crisis beyond their control. Examples of fund use may include: providing a student's transportation home to attend a parent's funeral; helping a student pay for emergency medication; assisting a student in paying for a mammogram to establish a benchmark before starting chemotherapy; paying for the removal of an impacted wisdom tooth; helping with the cost of an automobile battery or similar so a student can make it to school; helping a student replace a stolen backpack with school supplies and calculator the week before finals, etc. Therefore the emergency fund does not cover the cost of tuition, books and rent. BSU will be involved in the administration of this fund.
Steps to complete the online application:
- Fill out the Application Online.
- Next, you will need to schedule an appointment through Starfish* with point person Ken Johnson.
- Once you click the link use the "Center for Multicultural Excellence" dropdown menu then choose "BWG Emergency Fund".
*If you are having issues, make sure you are logged into your eWeber portal and Starfish for it to work correctly.
*Please see calendars for more details.
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