It has been heartbreaking to learn of the recent devastation and loss of life in Israel and Palestine. The University of Nevada, Reno Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion staff unite with our community, in particular our students, faculty, and staff with connections to the region. We stand against violence and hate, which cause division and create conditions that make inhumanity possible. We are conscious of the far-reaching impacts of this ongoing destruction, death, and suffering. During this time, we hope that the University community can come together and resist division amidst this appalling violence and loss of life. We grow closer together simply by reaching out and engaging in conversations that lead us to a better understanding of ourselves and one another.
From around the campus
This year’s theme is “Critical, Constructive, and Courageous Conversations”
"I am a proud advocate and professional mentor in the fields of adolescence and disability."
The Unity Graduation will celebrate over 130 people graduating fall 2023
2024 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit
The 2024 theme is "Critical, Constructive, and Courageous Conversations" and will be highlighted by a keynote presentation by Dr. Myisha Cherry, Associate Professor of Philosphy at the University of California, Riverside. The event is free of charge to all students, faculty and staff of NSHE institutions and community partners are invited to attend.
Strategic Action Plan
The 2021-2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan promotes inclusive excellence with a focus on four areas:
- Increasing enrollment, retention and graduation of underrepresented students
- The classroom and education in democracy
- Faculty and staff recruitment, development and retention
- Communication, symbols and safe places
- Diversity refers to the traits and characteristics that make people unique, including the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs or other ideologies.
- Equity is concerned with justice and fairness of policies.
- Equity-mindedness refers to the perspective or mode of thinking exhibited by practitioners who call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes. These practitioners are willing to take personal and institutional responsibility for the success of their students, and critically reassess their own practices. It also requires that practitioners are race-conscious and aware of the social and historical context of exclusionary practices in American Higher Education.
- Inclusion refers to the behaviors and social norms that ensure people feel welcome, appreciated and valued as members of their communities.
Our students, faculty and staff are what make the University of Nevada, Reno a special place. Learn more about our LGBTQ+ community, their achievements, ground breaking research, social movement efforts and more.Nevada Pride
Diversity and inclusion resources across the University
The Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center provides programs and services that support the academic and social success for all students at the University of Nevada through advisement, leadership development, counseling, student organizations, outreach and intercultural programming.
The mission of Counseling Services is to provide psychological services to University of Nevada, Reno students to support and facilitate their personal and academic success and development.
Equal Opportunity and Title IX
Legal protections against discrimination, harassment, ADA and Title IX compliance for all University members, as well as support to undocumented and DACA students, are processed through the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.
Student Center for Engagement
Working to engage, educate and empower undergraduate students to take action in the best interest of the student body and the University community.
The Veteran Services Office is your liaison to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for veteran and veteran-related education benefits.
We acknowledge that the University of Nevada, Reno is situated on the traditional homelands of the Numu (Northern Paiute), Wašiw (Washoe), Newe (Western Shoshone), and Nuwu (Southern Paiute) peoples. These lands continue to be a gathering place for Indigenous Peoples and we recognize their deep connections to these places. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on their territory.