The Las Culturas Initiative researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, retention and graduation of Hispanic and LatinX students.
Many of the programs and services are designed to educate the entire campus community to expand students' cultural horizons while honoring their respective cultural experiences.
- Latino(a) staff members
- Translation service for campus (fees may be applicable)
- Study space and computer lab
- Assistance with selecting classes
- Assistance understanding financial aid requirements
- Academic support and referral (tutoring, advising etc.)
- Career advising and referral
- Unity Flag
- #Somos Nevada
- National Hispanic Heritage Month
- Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
- Las Posadas
- César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Day
- Latin Film Festival
- Cinco de Mayo
- Día de las Madres
- Latino Graduate Celebration
DACA or Non-FAFSA Eligible Students
Students that are not eligible to fill out the FAFSA should refer to the Institutional Methodology for Non-FAFSA Eligible Students through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. This aid does not come from the federal or state government. This aid comes from the institution itself and it's based strictly on financial need. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships if you need any assistance with this process.
Spanish Orientation Sessions
All first-time, incoming-freshmen must attend a New Student Orientation prior to their first semester. Administered through New Student Initiatives, the Spanish Orientation Sessions are specifically designed for our Spanish-speaking parents and families. Parents are encouraged to attend an orientation session to learn about University services and resources to help their student succeed. For more information, please visit the Orientation webpage.
Clubs and Organizations
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority
Kappa Delta Chi promotes the values of unity, honesty, integrity and leadership. We are dedicated to provide service and support to the University of Nevada, Reno and the community, with emphasis on the Hispanic population. In addition, the sorority helps to unite the Latino community on campus, creating a Latino presence represented in a positive, constructive way. It will also provide an opportunity to unite our different cultures so that we may learn, accept, and value them.
Sigma Omega Nu is a Latina Interest sorority that promotes the objectives of Academics, Cultura, and Sisterhood. The sorority provides a home away from home and a support system to help its members get through college. The Iota Chapter of Sigma Omega Nu at the University of Nevada, Reno is the first chapter outside the state of California and was established May 30, 2010.
Lambda Phi Xi is the first and only true multicultural sorority on the Nevada campus since 2005. It aims to create a diverse sisterhood where women of all natures, regardless of race, religion, political affiliation, handicap, age, size, or sexual preference can come together in a positive, nurturing environment, uniting to advance the ideals of equality, multiculturalism, educational achievement, unsurpassed strength and personal values.
Nu Alpha Kappa is a Latino-based fraternity which encompasses and values all cultures. Our membership has grown from 11 men at one chapter in San Luis Obispo to over 1000 men across California , Colorado and Nevada. Our site contains information about our history and philanthropic efforts.
Omega Delta Phi is a multicultural service/social fraternity that aims at graduating its members while giving back to the community. The purpose of the Brotherhood, a Service/Social fraternity dedicated to the needs and concerns of the community, is and shall be to promote and maintain the traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership. This Brotherhood was founded in order to provide, to ANY man, a diverse fraternal experience which coincides with a higher education.
Movimento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (MECHA) is a national organization that was established the 1970's. The mission of MECHA is to politicize, socialize, and educate Chicano/a students of the goals of the Chicano movement:
- increasing the number of Chicano/a Students in higher education and ensuring that all necessary assistance is offered for successful completion
- promoting identity through history and culture
- encouraging self awareness and reaffirming the pride and dignity of our culture
- promoting a sense of obligation and responsibility in our communities
Hispanic and Latino Links:
- Hispanic Business Nevada
- National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations
- League of United Latin American Citizens
- Hispanas organized for political equality
- Azteca Web Page
- Hispanic America USA
- Latina Style
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
- Latino Greek Lettered Organization
- Latino Issues Forum
- Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanic Americans
For more information on Las Culturas please contact Ricardo Salazar at firstname.lastname@example.org