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2+2 Program

The 2+2 program expands the lower division course offerings at the community college while expanding the capacity of the upper division education courses, resulting in more schoolteachers. UNLV and the College of Southern Nevada cooperatively plan and implement a new initiative designed to increase the number of student's earning a bachelor's degree in elementary, secondary, early childhood, and special education teachers. 

Academic Support Presentations for Community Groups

UNLV’s Academic Success Center gives academic success presentations for community members, including future college students and school district staff. Past topics have included stress management and how you learn.

Accelerated Schools PLUS

The College of Education’s Accelerated Schools PLUS Project is a school reform project designed to work with schools with high percentages of students in poverty and other at-risk situations that might impede student ability to succeed academically. The Accelerated Schools PLUS Project at UNLV works with several schools in Clark County and has a special program on a Navajo Reservation in Piñon, Ariz.

Adopt-A-School Program

The program rewards youth for excelling academically and provides the UNLV community an opportunity to mentor and engage at-risk elementary students in the Clark County School District.

African American Scholar Recognition Night

High-achieving African American students are recognized during this event.

Alternate Route to Licensure (ARL) Programs

The Alternate Route to Licensure Programs prepare teachers for instruction. Eligible students participate in 150 hours of staff development provided by the school district and begin their college course work for teacher certification.

Alternative Break Trips

Alternative Break Trips provide students with the opportunity to engage in service and learning, and to interact with diverse cultures in the United States during university breaks and weekends.


The College of Fine Arts participates in Artsbridge – a national program that partners fine arts students with at-risk elementary school students to teach biology, math, and a variety of other topics using the arts. The program is underwritten locally.

Blood Drives

UNLV's Office of Civic Engagement & Diversity Outreach partner with United Blood Services for numerous on-campus blood drives.

Brookings Mountain West

Brookings scholars collaborate with UNLV faculty and students and engage business, university, political, and community leaders from across the entire Mountain region to address issues that shape the West.  Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the Brookings Institution, the world's leading think tank, based in Washington, D.C. Brookings Mountain West hosts a variety of meetings and events, including lectures, seminars, conferences, and forums that are free and open to the public.