NSHE Initiatives

Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Nevada, Reno actively participates in three principal state-level units working to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. These units respond to the Chancellor and Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and are as follows: the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council (EDIC), the Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Task Force, and the NSHE All Access Committee (NSHE AAC). Diversity & Inclusion also collaborates with NSHE each spring to put on the Northern Nevada Diversity Summit. More information about these committees, as well as the Summit, can be found below.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council (EDIC)

EDIC is composed of NSHE’s chief diversity officers who provide statewide leadership in best practices and policy improvements on equity, diversity and inclusion. EDIC encourages and directs regular collaboration among NSHE institutions and makes regular reports, supported by current research and related data, to the Board’s Cultural Diversity Committee (CDC).

Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force (HSI Task Force)

The HSI Task Force provides a system-wide approach in supporting NSHE’s institutions as they work toward receiving full HSI designation. With an ever-growing Latinx/Hispanic student population, the University of Nevada, Reno is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, as designated by the US Department of Education. To be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Nevada, Reno needs to have enrollment of Hispanic undergraduate full-time equivalent (FTE) students of at least 25 percent for two consecutive academic years immediately preceding the date of application.

The University of Nevada, Reno's current FTE Hispanic student enrollment:

Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

The annual Northern Nevada Diversity Summit is a principal interinstitutional, collaborative effort organized by University of Nevada, Reno’s Cultural Diversity Committee, in conjunction with Diversity & Inclusion, and co-sponsored by all NSHE’s Northern Nevada higher-education institutions. The Diversity Summit is a day-long educational and cultural event addressing emerging issues and research, as well as best-practices and new challenges on equity, diversity and inclusion. It is open and free of charge, to students, faculty, practitioners and the overall state-wide communities, both in terms of proposal-submissions and attendance.

Learn more about this work on the NSHE website