"If I hid behind my mask, would they still see me?"

Xueying Zheng, Jocelyn Simmons and S. Lucile Purnell delivered their award-winning speeches at the start of the 2022 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

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Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

Work, Study, Family, and Life Balances in Higher Education: Advancing Best Practices in a Pandemic World

The 2022 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit was held virtually.

The summit offers attendees the opportunity to learn about new ideas and emerging and practices as well as network with campus and community leaders. This year's theme was voted by the Cultural Diversity Committee, in consideration of the ongoing and evolving challenges of the pandemic and its effects on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in higher education, as well as unresolved and historical racial and social justice demands. Given the focus on advancing “an ethic of care,” we are proud to announce that this year’s Summit will be dedicated to the work and legacy of bell hooks, the trailblazing scholar, author, social activist, and feminist, who dedicated so much of her efforts to those critically needed concerns and who passed away last December (who signed her name in lower case letters as a testimony of the importance of the work and not the author). 

We the Pack: Educating on Microaggressions - Ethnicity, Nationality and Gender

As part of our educational efforts on diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), as well our ongoing Dialogue, Equity and Democracy series, we are introducing this short video series. We have titled the series, We the Pack, understanding that notion of “we”, as a democratic we; in other words, the demos, the people. We also take that democratic identification of the people as magnificently diverse in multiple and intersectional dimensions, and therefore, facing different historical and enduring challenges.

Supporting LGBTQ+

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
A group of people, including two Nevada cheerleaders and some wearing University of Nevada, shirts, stand inside of and next to giant letters "LOVE" that are painted with the LGBTQ+ rainbow of colors, red, yellow, purple, green and indigo.

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. 

Counseling Services

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. 

Disability Resource Center

The purpose of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to  ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from all university programs. You can learn more about the University's commitment to accessibility.

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.

Veteran Services

The Veteran Services Office is your liaison to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for veteran and veteran-related education benefits. 

From around the campus

Undergraduate researcher and McNair Scholar reflects on impressive academic journey

Experience in Undergraduate Research and McNair Scholars Program leads to NSF graduate fellowship award for CABNR student

Alexis Palma shakes faculty mentor's hand.

College of Liberal Arts celebrates extraordinary achievements

The College of Liberal Arts recognized deserving individuals at annual awards ceremony

On the 85 Anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika

Criteria of Truth while General Franco’s lie about this event persists

Healthy Minds Study: understanding mental health on campus

The Healthy Minds Study survey was recently sent out to students and, for the first time, faculty and staff at the University – check your inbox!

Black Lives Matter

Today, this University stands in solidarity with its Black student leaders who have brought forward several action items in the “Listen to Us” platform that will make us a better institution for Black students, faculty and staff.

University's commitment to action

Land acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the University of Nevada, Reno is situated on the traditional homelands of the Numu (Northern Paiute), Wašiw (Washoe), Newe (Western Shoshone), 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.