Jody talking with young students

What is Outreach?

An overarching goal of the University of Nevada is to increase the breadth and depth of our diversity. The Center takes this goal to heart in numerous areas of new student outreach.

We aim to expose more potential college students to Nevada and plant seeds of possibility into the minds of a variety of traditionally underrepresented groups, starting as young as grade school.

STAC: Start Thinking About College

A partnership with Washoe County School District which brings 800 seventh grade students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to campus on an annual basis. The goal of this program is positive exposure to what college life is like and through esteem building workshops and effective guidance, open doors of potential in these young student's minds.

Community Outreach

The Center believes in personal interactions and connections with the community.  This is why The Center is invited to a wide range of community events where we are able to build rapport with students and families.  Below is a short list of where we have been over the last year.  

  • Northern Nevada Pride Parade and Festival 
  • Innovations High School, College & Career Fair 
  • Reno Aces' Latin@ Night 
  • Transgender Open House & Educational Series 

Youth Leadership Conferences

  • American Indian/ Alaska Native Education Youth Summit 
  • Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Youth Leadership Summit


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Each Center Initiative adopts one local high school and guides a cohort of senior students through the college application and financial aid process. Current partner schools include: Damonte Ranch, McQueen, North Valleys, Reed, Sparks, Spanish Springs, Wooster, as well as several GSA organizations throughout Washoe County.