UNLV’s Office of Community Engagement seeks to support, facilitate, and promote collaboration, partnership, and engagement between the university and its many communities.

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Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification Seal

UNLV has been selected to receive the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, a national distinction honoring the university for its exemplary community engagement practices. UNLV is one of only 119 institutions to receive this classification in 2020. Congratulations to the university and its many partners for achieving this wonderful endorsement from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching!

Get Engaged

Members of the campus and the external communities are forming wonderful partnerships for the greater good. Find out about the many ways to connect and collaborate.

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UNLV’s Top Tier strategic planning effort identified Action Plans for the institution’s development of community partnerships and engagement. These action plans are guiding institutional goal setting in this area.


Learn about just a sampling of the places on campus that offer engagement opportunities.

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Jul. 28, 2020

Grant trains UNLV students to teach science concepts to more than 4,000 local elementary students.

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Jul. 24, 2020

UNLV political science expert Tiffiany Howard examines the lag in U.S. Black business ownership and opportunities for closing the racial wealth gap.

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Jul. 10, 2020

Placements provide students vital experience as they serve at more than 60 local agencies.

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Jul. 8, 2020

Funds will help food pantry staff purchase food, equipment, and a new online ordering system, and expand nutrition education to the community. 

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Jun. 16, 2020

MGM College Opportunity program helps workers like Henry Melton complete their degrees and expand the skills they bring to their jobs.

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