The Mosaic Initiative creates an empowering support system for prospective and continuing undergraduate first-generation, low-income students. It provides a growth inspired atmosphere designed to help students achieve academic excellence and graduation from the University of Nevada, Reno

Students in the lounge


  • Retention services for first-generation, low-income students
  • Workshops on majors, careers, financial management and time management


Chris Barry working with students
  • Academic and personal counseling
  • Assistance with the financial aid process and forms
  • Academic planning and class scheduling
  • Time management, goal setting and study skills
  • Career and major exploration
  • Computer lab, HDTV, Blu-Ray, Video game lounge
  • Clubs, student organizations and activities
  • Referrals to valuable campus services such as tutoring


Clubs and Organizations


This club is intended to help first-generation low income students excel in academics by dedicating time to succeed, volunteering time in the community, engaging in social events, and receiving assistance with financial aid. Club members focus on recruitment, retention, help prospective students attend the University of Nevada, Reno and make their whole experience enjoyable.

Useful Information

For more information on the Mosaic Initiative please contact Araceli Martinez at