Pacific Unity Association

The main objective and purpose of the Pacific Unity Association (PUA) club is to address academic, cultural and social needs of Pacific Islanders attending Salt Lake Community College. PUA strives to perpetuate, strengthen and enhance cultural identity and heritage of Pacific Islanders through storytelling and sharing of experiences while implementing programs that inform, engage, and unite pacific islanders in their academic journey. SLCC PUA club focuses on three (3) core areas:

1. Advocacy
Advocate for the rights of Pacific Islanders and underrepresented, multicultural students and groups as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
2. Collaboration
In collaboration with Salt Lake Community College Student Association (SLCCSA), Clubs and Organizations, and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA), PUA seeks to address cultural and/or social concerns of underrepresented Pacific Islanders and multicultural students and groups,  as well as extend an invitation to those who want to learn more about the culture and get involved with PUA.
3. Graduation and Retention
We serve multicultural students by sharing our experiences and knowledge of educational resources as a way of informing them of opportunities contributing to their access and success. In support of student retention and completion, PUA and its advisors and allies have an explicit commitment to provide guidance and support to Pacific Islanders and underrepresented students, who have experienced a gap in meeting their career goals and objectives. Below are resources, which include but are not limited to

  • Academic support services
  • Free tutoring - Student Involvement
  • Scholarship and financial aidTechnical & computer services
  • Community networking & other resources
  • Job referrals & opportunities
  • Health & Counseling

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Leslie Sime | | 801-957-6401
Bernice Ova | | 801-957-4814