#GivingTuesday is an annual one-day event on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which is seen as one of the largest days of philanthropic giving year-round. We run a giving campaign for Pack Provisions, the on-campus food pantry.
Volunteer & Community Service Events
We organize several service days throughout the year. Each service day, the Center for Student Engagement works with various community partner sites in the community to set up volunteer opportunities for students. These service days give you a chance to meet other students interested in volunteering and learn about a community organization, while supporting our community partners. Our annual service days include Martin Luther King Day of Service, Cesar Chavez Day of Service, and September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
We collaborate with Vitalant to host multiple blood drives on campus each year. Donating blood is great way to help your community and only takes about one hour of your time! Donating blood is one of the best gifts you can give to help patients and honor loved ones. It’s very personal, and you’ll feel amazing knowing that your donation has a direct impact on others.
This annual program is a collaboration between the Joe Crowley Student Union and the Center for Student Engagement. Each year, we select a community partner organization that serves local children in low-income families. Students have the opportunity to spread holiday cheer by signing up to purchase a gift.
Democratic Engagement Events
National Voter Registration Day
Every year the Center for Student Engagement, in collaboration with ASUN (Associated Students of the University of Nevada), puts together a voter registration event during National Voter Registration Day (fourth Tuesday in September). For events planned for this day, visit the University of Nevada Events page.
National Voter Education Week
National Voter Education Week (NVEW) helps voters bridge the gap between registering to vote and actually casting a ballot. During this week of interactive education, voters have the opportunity to find their polling location, understand their ballot, make a plan to vote in person or remotely, and more. NVEW strives to help voters overcome common barriers to become confident voters and ambassadors of voting in their own communities for every election. For events planned for this day, visit the University of Nevada Events page.
Wolf Pack Community Howls
What is a Community Howl? It’s a chance for interested faculty, students, staff, and community members to have a deliberative discussion (small group structured conversation) about issues that impact our community. It is not a debate—we aren’t looking for winning sides or partisan talking points. We are looking to create experiences of dialogue and bring perspectives together in one place. The Howls are for YOU to voice your own opinions, experiences, and interests related to the topic while also being open to listening to other perspectives from your peers—no advanced research or expertise is required!
The goal is to understand an issue in a new way and explore different options to address issues that impact us all. The discussions explore the pros and cons related to different solutions or priorities of a given issue and encourage critical thinking to evaluate the possibilities for addressing complex community issues. For current Howls, visit the University of Nevada Events page.
Elect All the People
Each Fall the Center for Student Engagement hosts Elect All the People, which is a full-day training program focused on leadership and designed to demystify the process of running for office on campus and off campus. The goal of the program is to prepare students who have historically been underrepresented (women, people of color, LGBTIA+, First-Gen, DACA, students with disabilities, low-income, etc) to get involved civically.