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Diversity & Inclusion

Human Resources is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a talented and diverse workforce to create a supportive and inclusive campus community. These efforts help facilitate the university’s Top Tier 2.0 goal to promote social justice, equity, and inclusion.

Search Advocate Pilot Program

The Search Advocate Pilot Program is a two-year pilot program to support the search and hire process for academic and administrative units. The advocate program has three priorities:

  • Increase the diversity of candidate pools
  • Ensure equitable practices and treatment of all parties participating in the search process
  • Collaborate with the Human Resources team and the Title IX/Office of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that university search and hire policies and procedures are in compliance.

For more information, please visit the Search Advocate Pilot Program webpage or contact Nicole Hawkins, associate director of the program and search advocate coach at nicole.hawkins@unlv.edu.

Office of Diversity Initiatives

The Office of Diversity Initiatives focuses on helping the campus community achieve our diversity mission, providing respect for differences and creating an environment that empowers everyone to succeed.

Anti-Black Racism Task Force

The Anti-Black Racism Task Force, with the support of the university administration, faculty, and students, is committed to strategic and intentional action to address inequities on campus through programming and service in collaboration with university stakeholders and community partners.

Office of Equal Employment and Title IX

UNLV is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs and activities, that are free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Office of Accessibility Resources

The Office of Accessibility Resources provides oversight and resource support to help ensure the accessibility of Information and Communication Technologies at UNLV and promotes equal access for persons with disabilities.

Affinity Groups

The university offers several groups that represent the shared interests, backgrounds, and goals of our diverse faculty and staff. The groups offer networking opportunities, seminars, workshops, off-campus activities, resources, and professional development.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes), color, religion, sex, age (40 or older), creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Title IX

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.

Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to one or both of the following:

Michelle Sposito, J.D.
Title IX Coordinator
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062
Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 553

The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Telephone: 1-800-421-348
Fax: 202-453-6012
TDD: 1-800-877-8339

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.