Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602

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Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

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Brigham Young University is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS of Mormon Church). The campus sits at the western base of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range.

Students of color at the University are well served by the BYU Office of Multicultural Programs. The mission of this office is to develop programs, instruction, and services to aid American multicultural students as well as the University's large number of International students.

BYU offers financial aid, merit scholarship programs, and need-based awards for multicultural students. The University also helps students process financial aid forms for grants, tribal scholarships, and work-study employment. Academic progress is an important factor in qualifying for continuing assistance.

Student publications, such as the Eagle's Eye newspaper, teach communication skills and keep the University's growing multicultural population informed of campus activities. The University also boasts its own popular performing group. The Lamanite Generation, comprised of Native Americans, Hispanic, and Polynesian performers who have concertized throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, China, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The University offers a wide curriculum in general education, and studies lead to bachelor's and advanced degrees in many fields, including art, humanities, engineering, law, business, social sciences, the hard sciences, and others. Its library houses nearly three million volumes and is linked electronically with other libraries throughout the United States.

To meet the cultural, economic, and social challenges commonly experienced by students o color, the University provides skilled counselors to help with career and academic advisement, as well as tutorial needs.

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