Division of Student Services commitment to inclusion

The Student Services Division at the University of Nevada, Reno distinguishes itself as exemplary by the way we help each member of our learning community succeed. In the belief that the most important learning derives from the personal encounter and joint work of professional staff and students, Student Services provides a quality learning environment, encourages open inquiry, values the lifelong pursuit of knowledge and provides collaborative services and programs.

We must continue to strive for an inclusive community that embraces all its members, provides equality of opportunity for all and actively encourages all voices to be heard. Everyone must be welcomed and treated with dignity and respect, and every person's story must be honored. In doing so, our goal is to develop a diverse campus climate and promote a safe and hospitable environment that extends beyond a statement of good intentions and uplifting principles.

In fulfilling our responsibility to help graduates succeed in a diverse global environment, Student Services staff are educators and leaders in diversifying the University. We are dedicated to the following principles and actions that will help us accomplish our vision.

Guiding principles

  • Student Services at the University of Nevada, Reno will promote inclusiveness in a learning environment that stimulates dialogue and free inquiry within the bounds of courtesy, understanding and respect both in and out of the classroom setting.
  • Social justice is central to the mission of Student Services and embodies essential principles of equity and access to all opportunities in society in accordance with democratic principles and respect for all persons and points of view.
  • Student Services will conduct ongoing assessment of our own ability to identify and respond to issues affecting campus climate. We seek to learn as we lead and collaborate with all members of our University community.
  • Student Services aims to engage members of our community as active informed citizens in a multicultural world and recognizes diverse backgrounds and ideas as being essential to academic excellence.
  • Student Services believes that individuals whose education has been grounded on mutual understanding and the respect of human diversity are best prepared to contribute to the making of a just and equitable society.
  • Student Services will ensure that all programs, services and office environments are welcoming and able to assist any person regardless of his or her race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national or geographical origin, ability or socio-economic status.