Initiatives

As part of the President’s Office, Diversity & Inclusion interacts with multiple units throughout the University of Nevada, Reno, with a focus not only on collaboration but also integration and effectiveness in supporting our University’s core values of equity, diversity and inclusion. Expanding upon our University’s public mandate, Diversity & Inclusion actively participates and leads in a number of committees of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) for the advancement of those values, including the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council; the NSHE HSI Task Force; and the All Access Committee for DACA and Undocumented students.

At the local level, we regularly partner and support diverse community and educational groups, and various nonprofit organizations, as well as work with the Washoe County School district on matters of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

Convening early 2020, the Task Force includes representatives from all University units to develop a Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan by analyzing trends, resources, and best practices.

Hate & Bias Response Team

The Hate and Bias response team surveys bias related reports received by the Equal Opportunity and Title IX office.  The response team also provides educational resources and support.

NSHE Initiatives

Diversity & Inclusion works closely with the Chancellor and Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. 

Neurodiversity Alliance

The Neurodiversity Alliance’s mission is to raise awareness, promote access and ensure equity for the neurodiverse population at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Other initiatives

Reno Women’s March

The University of Nevada, Reno, through the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, became one of the principal co-sponsors of the Reno Women’s March at the January 2020, highly attended annual march. The mission of Women’s March is to harness the power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through training, outreach programs and events.