UNLV has created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country, earning the title of one of the most diverse universities for undergraduates by U.S. News & World Report. Everyone’s experience at UNLV is different from the next, but through our diversity and academic environment, we make sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed.
A Supportive Campus
UNLV’s faculty and staff are committed to creating an environment where students thrive as they prepare for fulfilling careers and lives.
About 63 percent of UNLV students identify as a racial or ethnic minority, and UNLV is committed to supporting students in achieving their full potential. UNLV is proud of its designations as a Minority Serving Institution, an Asian-American and Native-American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
UNLV’s Anti-Black Racism Task Force is focused on addressing systemic racism, ensuring the safety and well-being for Black students, faculty and staff, and fostering a campus climate of equity and inclusion.
UNLV offers living-and-learning communities and special-interest housing. On-campus options include the Stonewall Suites, which provide a safe, comfortable and educational living and learning environment for LGBTQ+ students and their allies, and Howell Town, which aims to create an environment that focuses on the history, prosperity and enrichment of the African and Black Diaspora communities.
A variety of interdisciplinary, gender, and ethnic studies are available to students, including degree programs in African-American and African Diaspora Studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, multidisciplinary studies, social sciences studies, gender and sexuality studies, and a minor in gerontology.
The program supports UNLV’s efforts to significantly increase the
recruitment and academic success of the underrepresented population of students in the STEM and health sciences majors through academic advising, tutoring, one-on-one counseling, and assistance in finding summer and part-time jobs within the STEM and health sciences industries.
This academic multicultural resource center is a one-stop-shop to help students navigate the higher education environment. The Intersection serves as a place of belonging for all students—especially first generation students and students of color—where they can ask questions and learn about the academic environment.
Supported by the nation’s largest set of federally funded service programs, The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach provides services to increase access to and completion of undergraduate and graduate programs for middle school and high school students and parents, displaced adults, and UNLV students.
First-Gen Connect is a free conference that introduces first-generation college students, to programs and student success strategies that are prudent for success at UNLV (i.e. time management skills, the Academic Success Center, the Writing Center etc.) Both students and parents or guardians will be connected to UNLV and the many academic and social resources offered.
A “Best for Vets” university, and ranked in the top 15 percent of veteran-friendly campuses, UNLV offers active duty service members, veterans, dependents, reservists, and National Guard members resources in financial aid, housing, mentorship, and job fairs, and fosters connections between military-affiliated students vital to their college and career success.
The DRC is committed to supporting students with disabilities at UNLV through the appropriate use of advocacy, accommodations, and supportive services to ensure access to campus courses, services, and activities.
An inclusive workplace culture makes diversity work. We strive to provide a supportive, inclusive campus through administrative initiatives, resources, and committees.