Welcoming Dr. Melanie Duckworth, our new Executive Director

An accomplished and respected faculty member for more than two decades, Dr. Duckworth begins her appointment as Executive Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion on June 1, 2024.

Read full announcement in Nevada Today
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From around the campus

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AsPIre working group provides community, networking for Asian, Pacific Islander faculty and staff

Co-chair of AsPIre Cydney Giroux discusses the group, why she finds it important and plans for the future

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New Director of Latinx/Hispanic Community Relations Osvaldo Jimenez-Estupinan

How he plans to increase Latinx/Hispanic engagement at the University

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‘The Jewish heart of campus’

Rabbi Dani Libersohn and his wife Rochel are dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming environment for Jewish students at the University of Nevada, Reno through Chabad

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

NWCCU definitions

  • 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.

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
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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. 

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), 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.