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Women

Women students, staff and faculty, individually and collectively, strengthen, enrich, and elevate UNLV, as well as their communities and families. They are an integral part of the diverse mosaic of UNLV, its current excellence, and future aspirations.

Women students, staff and faculty may confront challenges to their academic and professional success, often exacerbated when their gender intersects with other identities, such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, class and disability. In collaboration with campus women, UNLV is dedicated to developing and providing the programs, support and resources necessary for all women to thrive personally and professionally.

Events

  • NEW Leadership Nevada is our flagship educational outreach program. Our June six-day summer institute brings together 25 college students from across the state to learn about leadership and civic participation from...

Resources

  • Black Professional Women’s Alliance (BPWA) – Supports black and multi-ethnic women who work at UNLV and the Nevada System of Higher Education by promoting cultural awareness, providing professional development and networking opportunities, fostering a positive workplace and celebrating professional achievements.
  • Office of Faculty Affairs - Provides resources and services that support and advance UNLV’s academic and administrative communities at every stage of their academic career.
  • UNLV Gender and Sexuality Studies – Seeks to correct institutional neglect, denial and devaluation of the study of women and gender in higher education. The curriculum is designed to focus students on the relationship between feminist theories and women’s activism throughout history.
  • The Intersection – Serves as an academic resource center for UNLV students seeking information and assistance on a variety of topics that reflect the challenges they encounter in their academic lives. The primary focus is demystifying the college experience for self-identified first-generation and students of color.
  • Jean Nidetch CARE (Campus Anti-violence Advocacy Resources and Empowerment) Center – Serves UNLV students, faculty, and staff who have been impacted by sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship abuse, family violence, and/or stalking. The center operates from an anti-oppression framework to provide trauma-informed and healing-centered care.
  • UNLV Women’s Council - Advocates for and contributes to the creation, implementation and monitoring of initiatives designed to ensure that UNLV women are treated equitably and respectfully and are valued and supported in pursuit of their professional and personal growth.
  • Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) – Develops research that yields new insights into the lives and experiences of women, teaches and mentors women to solve problems in the real world, and facilitates leadership development in college women.
  • Multicultural Program for STEM and Health Sciences – Works with and for minority and underrepresented students including women in science and health related disciplines. The program continues a 30-year legacy of empowering women in male dominated STEM industries and provides a broad variety of support services to K-20 students.
  • Women's History Month Resources
    March is Women's History Month, and UNLV Libraries wants to celebrate by sharing with you some of our women-focused research sources, including some unique resources only housed right here at UNLV.

News

Faculty/Staff/Students/Alumni

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)

Intersectionality

Accomplishments

Apr. 15, 2021
Patrice Leverett and Samuel Song (both Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) published their article, "The Effect of Program Mission on Students: Developing a Program Assessment System for Social Justice Training," in School Psychology Training and Pedagogy. This article is about program evaluation for equity and is part of a...
Apr. 15, 2021
Monica Arebalos (Medicine), who is an MD candidate, was asked an unexpected number of questions about her recently published paper on sex trafficking red flags, "Sex Trafficking Red Flags: Confirming Presentation Patterns and Childhood Adversity Risk Factors," during her match interviews with emergency room departments around the country. The ER...
Apr. 15, 2021
Brittany Paloma Fiedler and Brittani Sterling (both Libraries) will be presenting their contributed paper, "Conference Critique: An Analysis of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming," at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2021 Virtual Conference. Fiedler also will be presenting a contributed paper with UNLV alumnae ...
Apr. 15, 2021
Cheryl Abbate (Philosophy) presented an invited (virtual) talk titled "Animals and the Meaning They Bring to Our Lives" for the Lund University Philosophy Society.