Student Life


All students of Junior standing with a 3.5 GPA or higher and with demonstrable commitment to scholarship, leadership and service are invited to apply for membership in the Mortar Board Senior Honors Society.

Mortar Board is one of the nation (and university’s) oldest and most selective honors societies and is one of a select few that is listed on members’ transcripts. If selected, members perform service, sponsor university events and have access to a number of professional development tools.

The application is due Friday, March 25, 2016 and can be accessed here.

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

Discover. Learn. Grow.

Red Butte Garden offers over 50 week-long summer camps from June through early August for kids entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Each camp is designed to spark your child’s curiosity for plants and the natural world through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).

Partners include NHMU, Tanner Dance, Wasatch Community Gardens, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, and more!

Registration opens at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 29.

Click here for camp dates and to register.

Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016

The Office for Equity and Diversity is now accepting nominations from University of Utah faculty, staff and students for the annual Equity and Diversity Awards. The awards are presented on the basis of excellence, leadership and commitment to enhance equity and diversity at the University of Utah. The award also seeks to recognize those who demonstrate commitment to creating and expanding opportunities for students, staff and/or faculty of historically underrepresented backgrounds to succeed at the University of Utah. One award will be given in each of three categories:
  • Sustained contributions by University units, faculty or staff over many years
  • Contributions in the last year by University units, faculty or staff
  • Contributions by students

Nomination process:

  • Nominations must include the nomination form.
  • Nominations must include at least two letters of support describing how the nominee has fostered leadership and commitment to enhance equity and diversity and expanded opportunities for students, staff and/or faculty. Self-nominations are welcome, but must come with letters of support from two other sources.
  • The deadline for award nomination letters is Friday, March 4, 2016.
  • Submit nominations by to

The recognition luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Varsity Room at the Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium (level six). Recipients must be present to accept the award.

See previous award recipients at

Nominations due by Friday, March 11

Student Leadership
In its inaugural year, Student Leadership & Involvement is eager to celebrate the Student Leadership Awards. The vision of Student Leadership & Involvement is to empower students to be effective leaders, invested in positive change, by serving as a clearinghouse and training ground for impactful engagement across campus, within the community and around the world. In keeping with our vision, we are excited to provide all University of Utah offices and areas the opportunity to celebrate student leadership within their areas.

Nomination information for the traditional awards is now available at the Student Leadership & Involvement website. Nominations are due by Friday, March 11, at 5 p.m. via email to Student Leadership & Involvement. For more information on the awards and how your office and area can participate, please contact Jeff Furlong.


Jeff Graviet

After a nationwide search with more than 131 candidates, the University of Utah, Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce Jeffrey L. Graviet as the new director of emergency management for campus operations. A Utah native, Graviet has had 31 years of experience in public safety and emergency management. As a National Emergency Management Executive Academy graduate and Certified Emergency Manager, Graviet is well suited for the position.

His previous work includes 23 years with the Utah Department of Public Safety. During his tenure with the Utah’s Department of Public Safety, Jeff served as the Bureau Commander of Homeland Security and the Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Emergency Services. After leaving the Department of Public Safety in 2008, Jeff took over as the Director of Emergency Services for Salt Lake County where he has been for the past eight years.

Graviet will begin March 21, 2016.


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The Crimson Club Athletic Fund (CCAF) kicked off its annual `U Be Counted’ membership drive today with the goal of raising awareness and needed funds to enhance Utah’s student-athletes experience.

The CCAF is trying to reach every fan that has a passion for Utah Athletics. If you want to support Utah student-athletes or increase your financial pledge, know that any donation is providing the needed resources to be competitive in the Pac-12 and nationally. The funds raised in the U Be Counted campaign is critical in providing the operating budgets within athletic department.

“The cornerstone of the campaign is to demonstrate the many ways in which people can help support Utah’s student-athletes,” Associate Athletics Director for External Relations Ann Argust said. “The `U Be Counted’ membership drive will raise awareness of where Athletics needs addition funds – from tuition, housing, travel, recruiting, uniforms, medical care and the new full cost of attendance, just to name a few. Any donation helps our student-athletes and department grow and become more successful.”

Click here to donate.

When you give to the Crimson Club Athletic Fund, you are directly helping provide the ultimate experience for over 400 student-athletes. There are a variety of ways to give to the Crimson Club Athletic Fund. If you have any additional questions, email or contact your account representative at 801-585-UTES.