Diversity Committees & Affinity Groups

The University of Nevada, Reno has several diversity Ccommittees and affinity groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives. They are part of a structure for issues- and constituent-based action to ensure that many groups are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate.

The University Diversity Committees are open to all faculty and staff who wish to volunteer to participate in a variety of new and established initiatives and program development opportunities. Membership meetings are normally held monthly Sept.-Dec. and Feb.-May during the academic year.

Students can participate in several student-centered committees offered through The Center.

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Committee on The Status of Women

The Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) is composed of faculty, staff, and students who are concerned with gender equity on campus. The committee engages in projects that address the concerns of women on campus and provide support and networking opportunities of the University of Nevada, Reno women. 

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University Disability Advocacy

The University Disabilities Advocacy Committee works with campus units to ensure disability and safety compliance is in effect for all campus spaces. It also promotes and sponsors key events such as Disability Awareness Month. 

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Work, Life and Family Council

The University's Work, Life and Family Council (WLFC) has put together this compendium of on- and off-campus resources to assist campus members in managing that tricky balance.

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LGBTQ+ Task Force

The LGBTQ+ Task Force makes ongoing assessment of attitudes and conditions throughout the University regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and Queer persons and issues. 

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Cultural Diversity Committee

The Cultural Diversity Committee (CDC) is for those interested in equity and diversity programming on campus. Current programming goals include an annual conference and a sub-committee focused on creating a forum for ongoing dialogue. 

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Faculty Diversity Committee

The Faculty Diversity Committee (FDC) supports the University's mission to "Reflect and respect the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the citizens of Nevada in its academic and support programs, and in the composition of its faculty, administration, staff, and student body." 

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Diversity Council

The Diversity Council, chaired by the Chief Diversity Officer, is comprised of members of the University campus who are responsible for diversity related programs. 

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Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force

The Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force is charged with creating the strategic action plan to help the University increase its Hispanic enrollment to 25 percent FTE in the near future, and to help these students graduate. 

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Alianza is dedicated to creating a collaborative and generative environment to address topics relevant to Chincanx, Latinx, Indigenous and other underrepresented groups to advance education, research, professional development and diversity initiatives.