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Two students governments. Two well-served student populations.
Created in 1896, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (commonly called ASUN) is the campus' undergraduate student government. With its million-dollar budget, ASUN supports various services on campus including campus events, scholarships and safety initiatives.
ASUN is comprised of three branches with both elected and appointed positions. The undergraduate student government also owns the campus' independent bookstore and funds most student publications.
Among the more visible ASUN programs are the following:
Aiming to enhance the student experience through events and programs, Flipside Productions plans and hosts entertainment, cultural and though-provoking activities. These include the Thursday Night Movie Series, Coffee & Concert Series, Homecoming traditions and Campus Underground events.
Clubs and Organizations
ASUN officially recognizes and provides funding to more than 250 student clubs and organizations. These include social organizations, honor societies, interest clubs and club sports teams.
While student publications maintain an independent voice, they are largely supported by ASUN and its advertising department:
- The Nevada Sagebrush is the campus' student-run weekly newspaper. The newspaper began as The Student Record in 1893 after a group of students published a student newspaper, against the Nevada Board of Regents’ wishes. It has been in continuous publication ever since. Its name was changed to The Sagebrush in 1910.
- Insight is the student-run magazine and covers the university community. It is a free publication available each month.
- The Brushfire features literary works, poetry, essays, short fiction, photography, art, and more from students to fulfill the literary and artistic needs of the campus. All contributors are welcome.
- Wolf Pack Radio is the student-run station for music, information and news. Found at 1700 AM around the university campus, the station also draws a significant audience to its online streaming broadcast.
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The Graduate Student Association (GSA) exists to give a voice to the graduate student population and addresses issues related to students pursuing advanced degrees.
GSA supports graduate students through several programs, ranging from professional travel to emergency needs:
- Travel Program
GSA offers limited financial support to graduate students attending professional conferences. Grants are awarded three times per year.
- Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
Several scholarships, grants, and loan programs are offered for current graduate students. Programs include medical hardship and childcare scholarships; financial crisis grants; transitional loans, and computer loans.
- Spring Awards Program
Each spring semester, the Graduate Student Association sponsors an awards program for outstanding graduate students. Scholarships and grants are awarded in several categories, including research, teaching and mentoring
- Household Items Program
The GSA Household Items program collects and distributes various furniture items and other household necessities for current graduate students. The GSA will pick up and deliver items as needed.
- Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is a GSA-sponsored program available for all students, graduate and undergraduate, in need of temporary assistance. The Food Pantry is able to provide limited non-perishable grocery items, on-campus dining credits, and credit for local grocery stories.
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