Paiute Educational Access Camp Experience (P.E.A.C.E.)

Please note the camp was cancelled for 2022 due to low enrollment.

The Paiute Educational Access Camp Experience (P.E.A.C.E) is a summer program that gives students from Paiute and Native American backgrounds an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a college student at Southern Utah University. Participants will have a chance to take classes from SUU professors, embark on trips to national parks, and learn more about the Paiute culture and language.

Students will stay on campus from July 19, 2022, through July 21, 2022.

For any questions, please email


Event activities, including risks associated with each activity

The types of activities being performed outdoors and the environment in which they are conducted can present a range of hazards to a person’s health and wellbeing. Hazards associated with outdoor activities may include but are not limited to:

  1. Traffic and pedestrian management

  2. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure

  3. Adverse weather conditions (e.g., rain, wind, ice, temperature extremes etc.)

  4. Natural disasters (e.g., storms, fire, floods etc.)

  5. Animals and insects

  6. Noxious plants

  7. General environment (e.g., sharp objects, trip hazards, terrain etc.)

  8. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions

  9. Incidents and injuries

  10. Uncontrolled environments (e.g., public places, strangers etc.)

  11. Natural or man-made terrain hazards on the job site,

  12. Dermatitis from poisonous plants,

  13. Severe weather conditions,

  14. Sunburn, heat stress, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke, and

  15. West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and other insect-borne diseases.

General rules, guidelines, and expectations of parents and participants.

  1. Treat other campers, mentors, professors, and other camp staff with respect.

  2. Do not intentionally cause or attempt to cause physical or emotional harm to another camper or camp employee.

  3. All students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and activities unless they have cleared absence with a camp mentor or camp staff previously.

  4. Be on time for all scheduled activities.

  5. Wear your lanyard/name tag at all times so you might be identified as a camp participant.

  6. Drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes are prohibited. The Paiute Educational Access Camp Experience (P.E.A.C.E.) staff reserves the right to conduct a room check if a student is suspected of possessing or using drugs/alcohol. Violation of this rule will result in expulsion from the program. 

  7. Students are not to bring any guns, knives, or weapons of any kind to the campus. Students are prohibited from possessing explosives and/or firearms of any kind at any time. This will result in immediate expulsion and possible charges according to State and Federal laws. 

  8. Fighting, whether physical or verbal, will not be tolerated. Students involved in fighting will be dismissed from the program. 

  9. Obscene language is strictly prohibited. 

  10. Stealing, or attempting to steal, will not be tolerated. If a person is found guilty of stealing he or she will be required to pay restitution. Violation of this rule may result in immediate expulsion from the program and be subject to a penalty under the law.

  11. Participants must remain with their group and mentor at all times, and follow instructions provided by SUU staff. SUU staff must know at all times where each student is located.

  12. Please report all illnesses immediately to SUU staff/Mentors.

  13. The dress code is applicable to all classes. In the event of field trips or other cultural activities, you will be advised of the proper attire. The following is not permitted in class or on campus: Short shorts, miniskirts, shirts displaying derogatory words or pictures. Proper footwear must be worn during outdoor activities. Shoes are required at all times.

  14. Cell phones/iPods are not permitted in class. Texting is strictly prohibited in class.

  1. Parents/ Guardians or the designee must physically sign students in and out of the residence halls. NO EXCEPTIONS

  2. If parents are unable to pick up a student themselves, parents must indicate on the form who is coming for the student.

  1. Leaving the residence hall is strictly prohibited after hours and will result in suspension from the program.

  2. Students will be held responsible for any damage to the residence hall rooms, furniture, or any fixtures. Students must take proper care of campus belongings, property, and equipment. 

  3. No tacks, pins, nails, etc., are to be used on walls or woodwork. 

  4. Excessive noise (radios, television, shouting, game equipment, etc.) is not allowed. 

  5. Respect the privacy of your roommate(s). Do not tamper with or touch other camper’s belongings, unless you have permission to do so. 

  6. Do not enter another person’s room (in your suite) without their permission.

  7. While females and males are allowed to congregate in the common areas (kitchen/living room) of each other’s suite, they are not allowed to enter the room of someone of the opposite sex. Additionally, ALL SEXUAL ACTS ARE NOT PERMITTED. All persons involved or thought to be involved in sexual acts will be dismissed immediately from the program.

  8. Lights out is at 11 pm. (unless otherwise stated). We reserve the right to change. 

  9. Please be respectful of other people’s needs to get sleep to function appropriately throughout the day.

  10. Each student must share in the upkeep of his or her room. 

  11. Every student is to sleep in his or her own bedroom, in their own bed.

  12. Students should not borrow from one another; they should have all necessities with them to eliminate tension. 

  13. Public displays of affection (PDA) will not be permitted at any time.

  14. Keys are to be kept in the possession of the person that they are assigned. Residential staff must be notified as soon as it is determined that the keys are lost.

  15. Participants who leave campus or designated area without authorization will be dismissed immediately

  16. Any student on medication should report this to the  P.E.A.C.E. Camp staff.

  17. Alcohol Beverage Containers- Alcohol beverage containers of all types are prohibited in the residence halls. This prohibition includes but is not limited to shot glasses, empty beer cans, beer and liquor bottles, or kegs of any size. This includes containers used for decorative purposes.

  18. Balconies, Banisters, and Elevated Walkways - Sitting on, sliding down, or climbing over balcony railings or banisters is unsafe and is therefore prohibited. Balconies may not be used to store bicycles, trash, paper, or other combustible items. The use of charcoal grills or other sources of flame is prohibited on balconies due to the possibility of fire.

  19. Doors and Building Access - It is vital that community members are able to gain appropriate access to their buildings and room or apartments whenever necessary and that they feel safe and secure within the same. Building exterior doors may not be propped at any time. For fire safety and security reasons, it is not advisable that interior doors (room, suite or apartment doors) be propped; such matters may be governed by the Roommate Agreement.

  20. Lobbies, hallways, stairwells, and elevators must remain clear and secure at all times.

  21. Adding or changing locks, deadbolts, chain locks, or other access control hardware to any door is prohibited.

  22.  Fire Safety

    1. Tampering with or removing any fire safety device such as a smoke detector, sprinkler head, or relevant signage is strictly prohibited. Nothing may be attached to or hung from any fire safety device. All permitted electrical appliances must meet UL (Underwriters Laboratory) safety standards. Substandard equipment will be required to be removed. Due to threats of fire, Lava lamps and torchiere/halogen lamps are prohibited in the residence halls. Smoke machines are also prohibited as they interfere with life safety equipment.

    2. Students are not permitted to use or tamper with any firefighting equipment except to put out a fire. This will result in legal action. 

  23. Furniture

    1. Residents may not bring personal furniture into their room, suite, or apartment without the written authorization of the Facilities Manager. Each apartment and room is fully furnished. Furniture should not be moved, stacked, or relocated unless authorized.

  24. Pranks

    1. Pranks are prohibited within the residence halls, especially as it relates to the use of Unauthorized Access in performing the prank or behavior.

  25. Presence During a Violation

    1. Being present in a student room, residence hall, or at a University Housing function where a violation of University policy or a community standard is occurring will ordinarily constitute a violation of University Housing policy. If you find that you are present and realize a violation is occurring, you have the responsibility to:

      1. Confront the behavior you observe;

      2. Report the violation(s) to a UH staff member immediately; and

      3. Leave the room and/or area immediately.

      4. All persons present when UH staff or police confront a violation will be included in the situation assessment.

  26. Screens and Windows

    1. Using a window as an entrance or exit is prohibited.

    2. Removal of any screen or window is prohibited as they exist for your safety and convenience. Windows may not be used to solicit, advertise, or exhibit messages to outside parties.

  27. Smoking

    1. Smoking is prohibited within the residence halls and up to 25 feet from any building on campus. There are designated smoking areas outside each building and these locations are posted within your community. 

    2. Smoking in or too close to a residence hall as well as improper disposal of cigarettes or cigarette butts may result in judicial action. Any request by a UH staff member or community member to move farther away from a building or group of residents should be honored. 

    3. The use of electronic cigarettes does not exempt an individual from this policy. Hookahs and similar smoking devices are prohibited on UH property. Effective December 20, 2019, Federal Law prohibits smoking by anyone under the age of 21.

  28. Sports and Physical Play

    1. To prevent damage to our facilities and any persons residing in our facilities, you may not participate in any activity, sport, horseplay, or physically active game inside the residence halls. This includes, but is not limited to, bouncing balls, skateboarding, rollerblading, bicycling, throwing a Frisbee, tag, wrestling, snowball or water fights.

  29. Prohibited Items

    1. The following list of items is not permitted in the residence halls under any circumstances and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Any item deemed to be a safety or security concern may be confiscated or be required to be removed immediately:

      1. Candles

      2. Cinder Blocks

      3. Electric Heaters and Personal Air Conditioners

      4. Explosives, Firearms, and Other Weapons

      5. Flammable Liquids

      6. Fuels and Hazardous Chemicals

      7. Hoverboards

      8. Microwaves

      9. Open Heating Elements

      10. Holiday Decorations

      11. Pets

      12. Refrigerators

      13. Wireless Routers and Internet Switches