Suggested Language for Course Syllabi

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a learning environment that is welcoming to all. The following options are suggested language for faculty to include on course syllabi. Faculty should feel free to use one of these options or develop their own that informs students of expectations related to diversity and inclusion in the classroom.

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Option 1:
The University of Nevada, Reno actively supports a diverse and inclusive campus culture.

Option 2:
The University of Nevada, Reno actively supports a diverse and inclusive campus culture because we acknowledge that diversity in all of its forms makes for a stronger and healthier University.

Option 3:
The University of Nevada, Reno actively welcomes, embraces, and nurtures a diverse and inclusive campus culture because we acknowledge that diversity and the unique beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities, and ways of living that come with it make for a stronger, smarter, happier, and healthier University.

Equal Opportunity and Title IX Statement for Syllabi

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a safe learning and work environment for all. If you believe you have experienced discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, or stalking, whether on or off campus, or need information related to immigration concerns, please contact the University's Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office at 775-784-1547. Resources and interim measures are available to assist you. For more information, please visit: http://www.unr.edu/equal-opportunity-title-ix .

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Statement

The following is suggested language for academic/administrative faculty and staff use for Equal Employment Opportunity correspondence or communication:

At the University of Nevada, Reno, we enthusiastically embrace diversity as not only "the right thing to do," but as a proven path to institutional excellence. On this campus and wherever we serve Nevada and the world, we welcome the full spectrum of human identity, experience, and points of view as fertile soil from which we grow in our mission of learning, discovery and engagement. Here, we intentionally seek out faculty, staff and students from every conceivable background and work to ensure that each person feels welcome, valued and respected at all times.