Get in where you fit in. No matter who you are, how you identify, and what interests you, there is a community waiting for you at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The 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. The Center serves all students, while placing emphasis on students that self-identify as African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, Latinx/Hispanic, First-Generation, Income-qualified, Multiracial/Biracial and LGBTQIA+. They offer a multitude of opportunities for student involvement, support, networking and social interaction. There’s an open door policy – stop by to say hello on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union.
First in the Pack is a program designed to help first-generation college students succeed in obtaining a college degree. First-generation students are students in families where neither parent has graduated from a 4-year college or university. First in the Pack has consistently shifted student outcomes by helping retain first-generation students, raising their GPAs and supporting their professional development. First-generation, full-time-freshman students enrolled full-time are eligible for the program.
The TRiO mission is to assist low-income, first-generation students (whose parents did not earn a college degree) to overcome the cultural, academic, class, and social barriers to success in higher education. TRiO services include, but are not limited to, academic support, career counseling, tutoring and connection to peer mentors.
The Veteran Services office provides programs and services to student veterans and active duty military and reservists, as well as veteran spouses and dependents. Veterans Services serves as a liaison to the VA and administer VA Education Benefits. Offering specific orientation sessions, peer mentorship opportunities and campus awareness and integration, we serve a variety of needs for our incoming and current students. Trained certifying officials are available to meet one-on-one for GI Bill consulting and certification of benefits. The Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Grant offers VA benefit information, streamlines VA health care benefit consultations and offers one-on-one sessions with a licensed social worker. The Veterans and Military Center, located in the Pennington Student Achievement Center 305, is a peer-to-peer space for student veterans to connect, kick back, build community and participate in workshops and other programs.