The term APIME stands for Asian, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern. The APIME community has a long-standing history with UNLV through its students and registered student organizations, faculty, and staff.
Roughly 18% of UNLV’s faculty and staff identify as Asian or Pacific Islander, and UNLV has over 16% of students who identify as Asian or Pacific Islander. Unfortunately, UNLV does not track Middle Eastern identities separately within its enrollment and employment data, but given that there is a significant Middle Eastern presence both on campus and in the community, it is likely that the numbers for students, faculty, and staff are high. Additionally, the majority of international students and scholars who come to UNLV are from Asian and Middle Eastern countries.
As a whole, international students and scholars at UNLV hail from over 80 different countries. These students, faculty, and staff bring a wealth of knowledge and enrich our campus community academically and culturally.