Why Engage?

Students at the University of Nevada, Reno are the future leaders of the state of Nevada. You have both an opportunity and a responsibility to participate actively in your communities. When you do, you help the community by offering your time, abilities and voice. You also help yourself by learning valuable information about important causes, meet passionate people who are working to make a difference, feel a sense of fulfilment, and develop skills that can help advance your career in the future.

Quick Facts:

  • Nevada ranks 48th in the United States in percentage of citizens who volunteer. Source: U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service
  • The estimated economic impact for every hour of volunteering in Nevada is $21.51. Source:
  • Only 33% of young voters between the ages of 18-24 voted in the 2016 general elections. Source: U.S. Census Bureau
  • Only 48% of University of Nevada, Reno students indicated they have engaged in community service during their time as students. Source: 2015 Wolf Pack Community Survey

Consider the role you can play in making a positive impact in the state of Nevada and get involved today!

Volunteering and Community Service

Students and faculty wearing Nevada gear

The Center for Student Engagement seeks to eliminate barriers to student civic engagement by offering community partnerships, resources, and guidance to support and encourage student civic engagement efforts in a number of ways. Whether you're an individual student looking for ways to get involved, or a student organization looking to advance your mission, we can assist.

Signature Center for Student Engagement Events

Students at walk and roll dogfest

In addition to highlighting many events and opportunities throughout the year that our partner organizations host, the Center for Student Engagement organizes quite a few signature civic engagement events each year. These events are open to all students, and are a great starting point for getting involved by yourself or with a group.


Students in front of the Joe

In an effort to continue to encourage a culture of civic engagement among students at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Center for Student Engagement seeks to recognize students and student organizations who perform exemplary work with their community. Find out about achievements and special honors you can earn.