Community Partnerships

The Center for Student Cultural Diversity Alumni Chapter


The Center for Student Cultural Diversity (The Center) Alumni Chapter is one of the Nevada Alumni Association's newest chapters. If you benefitted from a past connection with The Center and would like to see current students realize a similar experience, we invite you to get involved!

Indian Education Advisory Council (IEAC)

The council is comprised of Tribes, Tribal Education Directors, Washoe County School District Title VII Indian Educators, and the Nevada Department of Education. The committee was created by Sherry Rupert, Director of the Nevada Indian Commission. The purpose of the committee is to create a communication network between all professionals who have a goal of providing the best education for Native American youth. Such areas of accomplishments made by the committee are: The Indian Education Summit (March 25-26), Strategic Plan for the WCSD , and eliminating communication barriers between partners and educators.

UNR, Native American Alumni Chapter

The alumni chapter is comprised of Native American Alumni, friends & family of the Chapter, and interested faculty. The purpose of the chapter is to promote the Native American community into the life of the University. It supports Native American Students by providing scholarships and support while they are attending University.

Northern Nevada American Indian Higher Education Collaborative (NNAIHEC)

The collaborative is comprised of Northern Nevada Higher Education institutions. Such collaborators are: TMCC, WNC, GBCC, etc. The purpose of the collaborative is to promote communication and recruitment of Native American Students into higher education.

Youth Soccer Educational Access Initiative Committee

Northern Nevada Hispanic Youth Soccer League Teams are brought on to campus by Kappa Delta Chi. The students from the soccer league team and their family members come to UNR for a day to open up the Season they have a B-Q and get to meet students and staff from the University. The Center has a “Center Table” with information on the Center and UNR admittance requirements. I have also been a speaker for them.

Nevada Latino Knowledge Community

The purpose of the Nevada Latino Knowledge Community is to strengthen professional relationships between students, faculty and the community as relating to the Latina/o community at Nevada by addressing issues on campus as they pertain to the Latina/o community.  Becoming a resource to the campus in the recruitment, hiring/admitting and retention of Latina/o students and faculty at Nevada.  Partnering with the campus community in sharing and supporting best practices for the retention of Latina/o students at Nevada.

Dean's Future Scholars

For 14 years, the College of Education Dean's Future Scholars (DFS) outreach program has helped over 650 low-income, first-generation students graduate from high school and access higher education.  The heart of the DFS program is fostering long-term relationships with underrepresented students through consistent mentoring and academic support starting in the 6th grade and continuing through college.

GEAR UP Ambassador Program

At GEAR UP, our goal is to provide continual academic support to first generation college students throughout their middle and high school years, preparing them to enter and succeed in college. Our belief is that young people who start planning in middle school have a better chance of entering and finishing college. Students are selected in the 7th grade and followed through the first year of college. Students will have access to a GEAR UP Mentors, Student Parent Involvement Facilitator and the University of Nevada, Reno GEAR UP Ambassador.

Upward Bound Programs

The three federally funded Upward Bound Programs at the University of Nevada, Reno provide free college preparatory services to 186 first-generation, income qualified students at six target high schools in Washoe and Lyon Counties. Our services assist students to develop the skills and knowledge essential for successful admission, persistence, and completion of postsecondary education.

Washoe County School District Multicultural Senior Day

The committee gets students from the Washoe County High School, TMCC and UNR who are graduating and their families for recognition and celebration. The event is alternated Adelante Awards Committee: An event for the Hispanic/Latino community where t Nevada Hispanic Services Scholarship recipients are announced.

Advocates and Allies Committee

Establishes a network of faculty, staff and student allies who will provide support and advocacy by identifying the issues and concerns attached to sexual orientation in the university community. Goals- Ensure that sexual orientation is not a barrier to full participation in the academic, social and cultural life of the university for any member of the community-Identify issues and concerns, and recommend policies, projects, programs, strategies, and initiatives, that can resolve them- Provide educational materials and opportunities to the university community.

Committee on the Status of Women

Identify and communicate the issues and concerns of women faculty, staff, and students regarding their experiences in, and expectations of, the university. Goals- Ensure that the issues and concerns of women are communicated appropriately -Provide opportunities for networking and the development of support systems for women -Ensure that gender is not a barrier to full participation by women in the academic, professional, social and cultural life of the university .

Northern Nevada HIV Prevention Planning Group (NNHPPG)

The group is a network of many community groups that are trying to stop/slowdown STD/HIV the community groups include: Northern Nevada HOPES Nevada Hispanic Services Washoe County District Health Department Nevada State Health Division Carson City Health Department A Rainbow Place Nevada AIDS Foundation Silver Dollar Court Latino Pride Reno/Sparks Indian Colony. They are all groups that work with people of the LGBT community and various minority communities, many do things non-health related.

NAACP (Reno) Education Committee

The overall goal of the NAACP National Education Department is to ensure that all students have access to an equal and high-quality public education by eliminating all education related racial and ethnic disparities. Through advocacy training, policy development and guidance, building collaborative networks, and direct action, the National Education Department works to accomplish this goal with assistance from NAACP regional directors, state and local education committee chairs as well as our Partners in Education.

Intercultural Council

Enhance communication among the diversity committees and provide guidance to the university on a broad range of issues and concerns by identifying potential initiatives, projects, and programs that will improve intercultural relations at the university.

Reno Black Chamber of Commerce

The Nevada Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining the African American business community in Nevada through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activities within the state and with other states via increased interaction with the Black Diaspora.