Indigenous Student Services

The mission of Indigenous Student Services is to assist Indigenous students to obtain a university education by providing recruitment and retention services and activities that promote academic success and graduation from the University of Nevada, Reno.

What we do

  • Students' Persistence & Retention

    • Provides direct services and referrals to Indigenous Students in the areas of academic, financial aid, cultural development and advising
    • Coordinates programming and general student activities designed to promote persistence and graduation, including workshops, cultural enrichment, and other activities that connect students to campus life and student organizations.
    • Collaborates and coordinates with other programs on campus that serve targeted underrepresented students
  • Graduation Support

    • Celebrates Indigenous Graduates each fall and spring
      • Unity Graduation (Fall)
      • Indigenous Affinity Celebration (Spring)
  • Outreach Services

    • Collaborates with campus partners on various advisory committees
    • Provides college admission requirements, scholarship opportunities and financial aid support to prospective students and their families
    • Hosts specialty college and university tours for high school students
    • Provides workshops and guidance for The Nevada Native American Fee Waiver
  • Residential Life Liaison

    • Provides guidance to the Indigenous LLC
    • Supports Residential Assistance with programs and services
    • Instructs First Year Experience Class for Living Learning Community Students

Programs and Events

Students and Faculty: Please Register on Pack Life for Updates on Indigenous Student Programming and Events

  • Fall 2022 Programs and Services
    • Native Fee Waiver Workshop
    • FIT Week: Fall Indigenous Social
    • Faculty and Student Brunch with Hall of Fame Inductee Tahnee Robinson
    • Unity Healing Circle
    • Indigenous People's Day
    • Paba Tuka (Big Eat) Harvest Social
    • Native American Month Programs
      • Physical and Virtual Book Displace (MIKC)
      • Wayfinders: Waves, Winds, & Stars
      • First-Gen Week Native American Celebration Luncheon
      • Nevada Athletics Native Heritage Games
      • Meet and Greet Social with Scholar Beth Piatote
      • The Multicultural Center: Thankstaking Celebration Dinner
    • Unity Graduation

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Markie Wilder

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