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Individuals with Disabilities

Our goal is to be a resource group for those within the UNLV community with disabilities and their allies.

UNLV Able and Active (UNLV A&A) is a dedicated group of staff and faculty who are committed to advancing the principals of the Disability Rights Movement, namely equity, accessibility, and opportunity in employment, scholarship, to support a university-wide culture of excellence.

A & A encourages efforts to:

  • Recruit, retain, and advance world class faculty and staff with lived experience of disability as self-advocates and allies.
  • Engage in and support advocacy efforts that will increase knowledge, awareness, and acceptance of disability and diversity issues that impact the campus community.
  • Ease the transition to campus life by creating an environment that emphasizes involvement, inclusion, and identification with our dimensionally diverse campus community.
  • Promote open communication and strengthen relationships between UNLV, the Las Vegas community, and faculty and staff.

Upcoming Events

There are no events at this time. Please check back soon.

Resources

  • UNLV ADA Process - The Office of EEO and Title IX serves as the ADA coordinator for UNLV and provides work related disability accommodations for faculty and staff.
  • The Office of Student Diversity Programs - The Office of Student Diversity & Social Justice (SDSJ) was created out of student demand for identity specific support. As such, several identity-based positions were created to serve UNLV’s traditionally underserved students through programs, initiatives, and services.
  • Diversity trainings - Peer Educators are dedicated to leading presentations, training sessions, and workshops related to social justice and diversity.
  • Jean Nidetch CARE Center - provides free and confidential support services to members of the UNLV community who have been impacted by sexual assault, relationship abuse, family violence, and/or stalking.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services - provides a variety of services to help students address mental health concerns to make the most out of the college experience.
  • Involvement Center - a database to learn about the various student organizations on campus.
  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) - professional and advocacy organization for people with disabilities.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

News

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Nov. 30, 2021

Former flight attendant Ben Jantzen on being a nontraditional student and discovering a new career in college.