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Jody talking with young students

What is Outreach?

An overarching goal of the University of Nevada is to increase the breadth and depth of our diversity. The Center for Cultural Diversity take this goal to heart in numerous areas of new student outreach.

We aim to expose more potential college students to Nevada and plant seeds of possibility into the minds of a variety of traditionally underrepresented groups, starting as young as grade school.

STAC: Start Thinking About College

A partnership with Washoe County School District which brings 1,000 seventh grade students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to campus on an annual basis. The goal of this program is positive exposure to what college life is like and through esteem building workshops and effective guidance, open doors of potential in these young student's minds.

Youth Leadership Conferences

  • Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Youth Leadership Summit
  • Black Youth Leadership Summit
  • Asian Pacific Islander Youth Summit
  • Youth Leadership Summit for Income-qualified, First-generation Students
  • Annual Hispanic Youth Leadership Summits
  • Native American Gear Up Youth Leadership Conference


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Each Center Initiative adopts one local high school and guides a cohort of senior students through the college application and financial aid process. Current partner schools include: Damonte Ranch, McQueen, North Valleys, Reed, Sparks, Spanish Springs, Wooster, as well as several GSA organizations throughout Washoe County.

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