Our Mission

The Intersection: Academic Multicultural Resource Center is a comprehensive and sustainable resource center for students — particularly first-generation and students of color — faculty and staff, and our community at large. The Intersection provides access and linkages to research, people, information, and services.

A Top Tier Initiative

The Intersection is a key partner in UNLV's Top Tier efforts to retain our students and improve our graduation rates. Through sustained developmental programming and partnerships both on campus and in the community, we will empower, engage, and nurture our students’ academic success.

Our History

  • Established in 2017, the Intersection was the result of a two-year community engagement process to ensure UNLV’s center serves the specific needs of your highly diverse campus community. The Intersection will continue to provide first generation students, students of color, and faculty with an academic forum to gather, exchange ideas and information, and develop a shared sense of community.
  • On April 18, 2018, The Intersection, in collaboration with a host of event sponsors, welcomed UCLA Law Professor, Kimberlé Crenshaw to UNLV. Crenshaw came out as our special guest to commemorate our one-year anniversary. Our name - The Intersection - comes from the term “intersectionality” coined by Professor Crenshaw in 1989. Crenshaw's visit included a discussion with Boyd School Law faculty and staff, a meet and greet in The Intersection, and a presentation on operationalizing intersectionality in academia.
Intersection ribbon cutting