Government Engagement at UNLV
The UNLV Office of Government and Community Engagement promotes effective communication between representatives of the university and representatives of local, state, and federal governments.
The Office monitors legislative developments, and provides accurate and timely analyses of proposals and their potential impacts on UNLV students, staff, and faculty.
The office supports UNLV by:
- Ensuring the UNLV community is responsive to legislative requests and legislators are aware of the value Nevada receives from its investments in higher education.
- Facilitating UNLV's research, teaching, and public service efforts making certain they are designed to meet the needs of all Nevadans.
Policies, Best Practices, and Resources
Nevadans have many opportunities to advocate for higher education and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. We encourage all citizens to engage with their state legislators in person, by phone, and by email. As a citizen, your efforts are important year-round – in your district, in Carson City, and in Washington, D.C.
Local Engagement Resources
The UNLV Office of Government and Community Engagement represents the university by building and maintaining relationships with the local community/elected and appointed officials, their staff, and key community leaders, and identifies emerging issues and proposals of interest to the university in order to recommend strategies and advocate the University's position.
State Engagement Resources
The UNLV Office of Government and Community Engagement Office coordinates university engagement with legislators, the Governor’s office, and the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Federal Engagement Resources
The Office of Government & Community Engagement represents the university in its interactions with members of Congress, their staffs, and executive branch agencies. We promote UNLV’s research, education, and community engagement activities in an effort to increase federal support for the university and to expand awareness of UNLV in Washington, D.C.
Guidelines for the Campus Community
Before you begin advocating for UNLV, please familiarize yourself with the following:
- A policy of nonpartisanship and neutrality governs the University and its employees at all times in their relationship with elected officials or persons campaigning for public office.
- UNLV will not sponsor or support political candidates, ballot initiatives, or questions.
- UNLV campus mail and email will not be used to distribute political materials in any form. This applies to both members and nonmembers of the University community.
- If the titles of faculty and staff used in political correspondence might reasonably be construed as implying support, endorsement or opposition of the University with regard to any non-university activity or issue, the identification shall be accompanied by an explicit statement that the individual is speaking for himself or herself and not as a representative of the University or any of its offices or units.