Higher Education Student Leadership Association

Established in 2015, the Higher Education Student Leadership Association at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas was formed to develop co-curricular initiatives among students of the UNLV Higher Education program, faculty, and university professionals in an effort to aid our students in becoming effective leaders both within the field of higher education and society at large... ​all while having a little fun!

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Omega Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota International

CSI is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. We promote a strong professional identity through members (professional counselors, counselor educators, and students) who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity.

Membership in Chi Sigma Iota is open to both students and graduates of counselor education programs. Students must have completed at least one semester of full-time graduate coursework in a counseling program, have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 system, and be recommended for membership in CSI by the chapter. Individuals who would like to become members after achieving the necessary requirements may complete a New Member Application. The Chapter Faculty Advisor or appropriate chapter officer (e.g., President, Treasurer, or Membership Chair) should be notified that the application has been submitted. Payment for CSI membership may be submitted online. Chapter dues should be made directly to the chapter.

The Omega Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota provides opportunities to engage professionally. Activities include guest speakers, volunteer opportunities, research participation and planning, and socials to network with other counselors and helping professionals.

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PALS Mentoring Program

The College of Education’s P.A.L.S Peer Mentoring Program is designed to assist first-year students with their transition from high school to UNLV. This program connects first-year students with a current College of Education student who can provide academic and social support and ongoing advice about how to succeed at UNLV. The P.A.L.S Peer Mentoring Program promotes first-year student success and retention while promoting leadership development among upperclassmen.

To learn more about becoming a peer mentor or mentee, please visit the PALS Mentoring Program page.

Rebel Educators

The Rebel Educators are a student-driven organization and the Nevada State Education Association (NSEA) Student Program Chapter at UNLV College of Education. Rebel Educators focuses on enhancing the overall student experience by fostering a sense of community within the college and across campus. This organization is open to all College of Education undergrads that are dedicated to creating a lasting legacy for all future education students who attend the college. Join Rebel Educators today and become a part of something special!

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Student Academic Authors

SAA is a UNLV-registered student organization of individuals who meet together to support one another with scholarly writing. SAA provides resources and networking opportunities, and allows students to share experiences of navigating through novice academic writing. The goal of SAA is to maximize quality and production of scholarly writing for UNLV students.

For more information, contact Erin Sullivan.

Student Affiliates in School Psychology

The Student Affiliates in School Psychology's (SASP) Vision is to advance effective practice to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health outcomes in home, school, and life. Our purpose is to empower future school psychologists, counselors, and educators by creating an inclusive and unified community to advance the opportunities of pre-service professionals.

Join today to gain leadership experience and participate in social, service, and networking opportunities. Open to all UNLV students! More information can be found on the UNLV SASP website.

Student Council for Exceptional Children

The UNLV Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) is committed to working with students and professionals in the area of special education who need a voice in the educative process and will work to serve this group of students as well as make other people within the community aware of issues related to disability.

Non-Education Majors Welcome: Special education majors are not the only people who will be working with individuals with exceptionalities. SCEC can help you gain an acceptance of individuals with special needs.

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Student Organization of Addictions Professionals

Members of SOAP on UNLV campus with fliers.

The Student Organization of Addiction Professionals (SOAP) is a CSUN-recognized organization dedicated to the support and development of future addictions professionals. Through school and community partnerships, members of SOAP:

  • Coordinate and sponsor community service opportunities to enrich members' relationship with the addiction treatment community;
  • Serve as outreach volunteers to at-risk populations, such as youth and disadvantaged groups; and
  • Participate in events that promote awareness of addiction as a public and mental health concern, and engage in addiction prevention efforts.

Interested in becoming a member? Contact SOAP today!

Tau Upsilon Alpha

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Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA) is a nationally recognized honor society for the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS). TUA’s mission is to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity. If interested, please contact the TUA faculty advisor, Heather Cassella, at heather.cassella@unlv.edu or 702-895-4791.