Beginning in 1968, the Black Studies, Chicano Studies and Native American Studies Programs evolved as separate entities in different units at the University of Utah. By the 1976-1977 academic year, the programs consolidated to form the core of the Ethnic Studies Program.

Ethnic Studies is a scholarly-academic program with a focus on the distinctive social, political, cultural, linguistic and historical experiences of racialized groups in the United States. We provide instructional support for the Diversity Scholars’ Program.