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.
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.
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.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual students, faculty, and staff add rich experiences and perspectives to the UNLV community. UNLV is committed to affirming and supporting LGBTQIA people.
UNLV is home to several faculty affinity groups that represent the shared interests, backgrounds, and goals of our diverse faculty. The groups offer networking opportunities, seminars, workshops, off-campus activities, resources, and professional development. UNLV’s faculty and staff affinity groups build community and shape the workplace.
The Undocumented Student Program (USP) provides support services to undocumented students and mixed-status families on our campus.
Check out our blog dedicated to the developing and innovative programming initiative created to address various issues that minority students may face at UNLV.
Student Services Committee Blog
Get information about the progress the Minority-Serving Institution committee is making toward advancing student success initiatives for campus students of color, including promoting educational equity and eliminating the achievement gap.