The University of Nevada, Reno has several Diversity Committees focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives. They are part of a structure for issues- and constituent-based action to ensure that many groups are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate.
The University Diversity Committees are open to all faculty and staff who wish to volunteer to participate in a variety of new and established initiatives and program development opportunities. Membership meetings are normally held monthly Sept.-Dec. and Feb.-May during the academic year.
Students can participate in several student-centered committees offered through The Center.
Committee on The Status of Women
The Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) is composed of faculty, staff, and students who are concerned with gender equity on campus. The committee engages in projects that address the concerns of women on campus and provide support and networking opportunities of the University of Nevada, Reno women. Learn more about the Committee on the Status of Women.
University Disability Advocacy
The University Disabilities Advocacy Committee works with campus units to ensure disability and safety compliance is in effect for all campus spaces. It also promotes and sponsors key events such as Disability Awareness Month.
Work, Life and Family Council
The University's Work, Life and Family Council (WLFC) has put together this compendium of on- and off-campus resources to assist campus members in managing that tricky balance. Learn more about the University's Work, Life and Family Council.
Advocates and Allies for LGBT
The Advocates and Allies for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Committee develops regular outreach and educational events for the campus and the surrounding community, and collaborates in creating programming and policy for a more inclusive campus.
Cultural Diversity Committee
The Cultural Diversity Committee (CDC) is for those interested in equity and diversity programming on campus. Current programming goals include an annual conference and a sub-committee focused on creating a forum for ongoing dialogue. Learn more about the Cultural Diversity Committee.
Faculty Diversity Committee
The Faculty Diversity Committee (FDC) supports the University's mission to "Reflect and respect the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the citizens of Nevada in its academic and support programs, and in the composition of its faculty, administration, staff, and student body." Learn more about the Faculty Diversity Committee.
The Diversity Council, chaired by the Chief Diversity Officer, is comprised of members of the University campus who are responsible for diversity related programs. Learn more about the Diversity Council.
Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force
The Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force is charged with creating the strategic action plan to help the University increase its Hispanic enrollment to 25 percent FTE in the near future, and to help these students graduate. Learn more about the Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force.
The University of Nevada, Reno welcomes international students and scholars to our campus and provides U.S. students and faculty with opportunities to gain international understanding through our teaching and research, and by studying or teaching abroad. Learn more about international activities on campus.