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Diversity & Inclusion

Belonging and Student Support Statement

Snow College welcomes and supports all students, employees, and guests. This is essential to a vibrant learning community and integral to our institutional mission. We are determined to foster an environment of openness and respect for the many individual strengths that enrich the Snow College experience.

Diversity & Inclusion Staff

Fernando Montano

Fernando Montano

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Sinapati Moe

Sinapati Moe

Multicultural Advisor

HB261 Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: Feb. 13, 2024

HB 261 Equal Opportunity Initiatives is being proposed to ensure that all students have access to programs providing student success and support. This has always been a priority for Snow College. This legislation will impact all 16 institutions in the USHE and will take effect July 1, 2024.

Snow College will work closely with its legal representatives and the Utah System of Higher Education to interpret and apply the new legislation. The college will have a legal obligation to abide by the mandated adjustments and will seek to do so in such a way so as to benefit and not hinder our students or employees.

Snow College has always been and will continue to be focused on the success of our students. This legislation will not prevent us from fulfilling our mission of seeking to uniquely assist every student that comes to our campuses. Snow College will work closely with student body leadership as we navigate and implement any changes, and we will communicate any and all adjustments made to our student body and employees.
Although there may be structural changes, Snow College will maintain its commitment to provide the necessary services to every student to help them achieve their educational goals and persist to graduation. Current office staff will remain at Snow College.
College leadership is watching this bill very carefully and considering how to implement the new requirements with our students and their best interest in mind. This effort will be coordinated throughout all USHE institutions.
Snow College does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination based on a person’s identity. Snow's practices in hiring are aimed at casting a wide net to attract the best candidates possible and minimize bias in the hiring process. Snow College is an equal opportunity employer and does not use quotas nor hire on the basis of identity. Supervisors may reach out to Human Resources if they have questions about hiring practices.
Classroom instruction is not affected by the bill and was specifically excluded. Snow College is committed to continuing our legacy of academic freedom.
As always, Snow College will comply with necessary training and do what is expected to protect employees, students, and the institution. This legislation mandates an annual training for employees on the separation of personal political advocacy from an institution's business and employment activities.