Unity in diversity

At the University of Nevada, Reno, we believe diversity is one of our greatest assets. Our philosophy of Unity in Diversity (UiD) emphasizes that unity is not about assimilation but instead a critical and conscious effort to promote mindfulness, understanding, and compassion among individuals and communities. We strongly believe that thinking critically about differences enhances the lives of individuals and communities and drives us to new ideas, technologies, and perspectives.

Event details

Unity in Diversity is an annual diversity engagement and fundraising event organized by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) at the University of Nevada, Reno. The event aims to promote unity through understanding and appreciation of differences. This year, we are extending the impact of Unity in Diversity to include the critical need to raise environmental awareness and help change our impact on the Earth, ensuring that diverse generations to come will be able to enjoy a healthy and comfortable environment on our planet.

Date and time: Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: The event will be held at the Joe Crowley Student Union (JCSU) plaza and lawn, as well as the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (MIKC) walkway.

Parking: Parking is free on campus at the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex (closest) or West Stadium Parking Complex, both of which are close to the event. The Gateway Parking Complex is also available but is a short walk from the south end of campus.

Performance: GSA will feature a variety of diverse speakers, performances, and artistic expressions on a central stage located at the JCSU plaza.

Tabling: GSA will showcase the impact of local non-profits, community organizations, and University clubs and organizations that promote equity and diversity in our community. The tabling area is located near the JCSU.

Vendors: GSA is bringing 30 local vendors to campus in partnership with Reno Outdoor Market. The vendor area is located near the MIKC.

Raffle: The Graduate Students Alumni Chapter (GSAC) will host a raffle for various prizes provided by our community businesses, generously raising funds for the University Graduate Student Emergency Fund. The raffle area is located between JCSU & MIKC.

Sponsorship: GSA is looking for a variety of sponsors for this event. Our budget is entirely funded by graduate student fees, which support need-based services, scholarships and awards, clubs and organizations, training and workshops, recognition events and socials, specialized programs, such as the Household Items Program, and more. University graduate students earn between ~$1600-$2000 a month, and with the current housing market and inflation, many of them are living on less than $300 a month. Your donation can truly change lives! Please contact Taissa Lytchenko at tlytchenko@unr.edu to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Contact: For any further inquiries, please contact Taissa Lytchenko at tlytchenko@unr.edu.

2019 Unity in Diversity

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Nevada, Reno proudly presented the 4th annual Unity in Diversity on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm in the Wells Fargo Auditorium. 

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