Equity, Diversity, Inclusiveness

The Office of Diversity Initiatives provides leadership and support for UNLV's diversity mission: to nurture equity, diversity, and inclusiveness that promotes respect, support, and empowerment.


UNLV is Different, Daring, and Diverse. As a university we have celebrated this identity and it’s important that we continue to embody these traits and live them every day. This means embracing our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and continuing to be receptive to change, listening to others with an open mind, and supporting each other in our differences.

What's Happening

Barbee Oakes, chief diversity officer in hallway.
Sep. 25, 2017

UNLV’s new Chief Diversity Officer Barbee Oakes on building cultural intelligence and opening the pipeline for advancement.

crowd at concert
Sep. 12, 2017

UNLV moves from second to a three-way tie for first in annual rankings for "Best Ethnic Diversity.”

students on campus
Sep. 5, 2017

President Jessup reaffirms UNLV's core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Signage with the UNLV logo on campus
Nov. 28, 2016

The federal DACA program was introduced in 2012 and provides opportunities for students to become educated in their fields of studies and contribute to their communities and economies.


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