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Las Culturas


Las Culturas researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, retention and graduation of Hispanic and Latino students.

Many of the programs and services are designed to educate the entire campus community to expand students' cultural horizons while honoring their respective cultural experiences.



  • Latino(a) staff members
  • Translation service for campus (fees may be applicable)
  • Study space and computer lab
  • Assistance with selecting classes
  • Assistance understanding financial aid requirements
  • Academic support and referral (tutoring, advising etc.)
  • Career advising and referral

Hispanic/Latino Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships specifically targeted at students of Hispanic/Latino descent.

Students that are not eligible to fill out the FAFSA should fill this form out and turn into the Financial Aid Office.  This aid does not come from the federal or state government.  This aid comes from the institution itself and it's based strictly on financial need.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you need some assistance with the form.  

Specific Recruitment

Specific recruitment efforts for Latino students include summer camps and conferences such as Minority Medical Scholars, Hispanic Engineering Program, Human and Community Sciences Pre-Med Program, Dean’s Future Scholars Program in the College of Education and Upward Bound. The University works with community-based ethnic organizations to co-sponsor and host students at the annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference, Latino Convocation March and Latino Career Day.

Latino Family

Hispanic Parent-Student Program

You are invited to participate in the Hispanic Parent-Student Program, sponsored by Las Culturas. The purpose of the program is to give you a thorough introduction of what college life will be like for your students.

Academic Colleges Staff Representation

Academic colleges staff booths each year at the Hispanic Heritage Festival. In partnership with Nevada Hispanic Services, staff members participate in the Los Padres del Milenio (Parents of the Millennium) workshop for middle and high school students and their parents to provide information about admissions procedures and how to qualify and maintain the Millennium scholarship.

Clubs and Organizations

Kappa Delta Chi group shot

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority

Kappa Delta Chi promotes the values of unity, honesty, integrity and leadership. We are dedicated to provide service and support to the University of Nevada, Reno and the community, with emphasis on the Hispanic population. In addition, the sorority helps to unite the Latino community on campus, creating a Latino presence represented in a positive, constructive way. It will also provide an opportunity to unite our different cultures so that we may learn, accept, and value them.

Sigma Omega Nu Sorority

Sigma Omega Nu

Sigma Omega Nu is a Latina Interest sorority that promotes the objectives of Academics, Cultura, and Sisterhood. The sorority provides a home away from home and a support system to help its members get through college. The Iota Chapter of Sigma Omega Nu at the University of Nevada, Reno is the first chapter outside the state of California and was established May 30, 2010.

Lambda Phi Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

Lambda Phi Xi

Lambda Phi Xi is the first and only true multicultural sorority on the Nevada campus since 2005. It aims to create a diverse sisterhood where women of all natures, regardless of race, religion, political affiliation, handicap, age, size, or sexual preference can come together in a positive, nurturing environment, uniting to advance the ideals of equality, multiculturalism, educational achievement, unsurpassed strength and personal values.

Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity members

Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity

Nu Alpha Kappa is a Latino-based fraternity which encompasses and values all cultures. Our membership has grown from 11 men at one chapter in San Luis Obispo to over 1000 men across California , Colorado and Nevada. Our site contains information about our history and philanthropic efforts.

Omega Delta Phi Fraternity

Omega Delta Phi

Omega Delta Phi is a multicultural service/social fraternity that aims at graduating its members while giving back to the community. The purpose of the Brotherhood, a Service/Social fraternity dedicated to the needs and concerns of the community, is and shall be to promote and maintain the traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership. This Brotherhood was founded in order to provide, to ANY man, a diverse fraternal experience which coincides with a higher education.



Movimento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (MECHA) is a national organization that was established the 1970's. The mission of MECHA is to politicize, socialize, and educate Chicano/a students of the goals of the Chicano movement:

  • increasing the number of Chicano/a Students in higher education and ensuring that all necessary assistance is offered for successful completion
  • promoting identity through history and culture
  • encouraging self awareness and reaffirming the pride and dignity of our culture
  • promoting a sense of obligation and responsibility in our communities

Hispanic and Latino Links:

For more information on Las Culturas please contact Ricardo Salazar at

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