About UNLV

Mission Statement

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a research institution committed to rigorous educational programs and the highest standards of a liberal education. We produce accomplished graduates who are well prepared to enter the work force or to continue their education in graduate and professional programs. Our faculty, students, and staff enthusiastically confront the challenges of economic and cultural diversification, urban growth, social justice, and sustainability. Our commitment to our dynamic region and State centrally influences our research and educational programs, which improves our local communities.

Our commitment to the national and international communities ensures that our research and educational programs engage both traditional and innovative areas of study and global concerns. UNLV’s distinctive identity and values permeate a unique institution that brings the best of the world to our region and, in turn, produces knowledge to improve the region and world around us.

UNLV is committed to and driven by these shared values that will guide our decision making:

  • High expectations for student learning and success;
  • Discovery through research, scholarship, and creative activity;
  • Nurturing equity, diversity, and inclusiveness that promotes respect, support, and empowerment;
  • Social, environmental, and economic sustainability;
  • Strong, reciprocal, and interdependent relationships between UNLV and the region around us;
  • An entrepreneurial, innovative, and unconventional spirit.

UNLV’s Core Themes

The core themes of UNLV, the objectives, and their indicators of achievement, express the mission of the university. The core themes describe in broad statements what UNLV plans to accomplish and reflect the values that are shared by faculty and staff. Evaluation of the metrics associated with the indicators of achievement will demonstrate how effectively UNLV is carrying out its mission.

  • Core Theme 1: Promote Student Learning and Success
  • Core Theme 2: Advance Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
  • Core Theme 3: Foster a Diverse Campus Population and Engagement with the Community

More information is available on the UNLV NWCCU accreditation website.

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