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Service Learning & Leadership News

Service Learning & Leadership (SLL) partners with faculty and community agencies to provide curricular service learning experiences, offers co-curricular service and leadership programs, directs an 18 credit Leadership and Civic Engagement Minor, and oversees the endowed Engelstad Scholars Program.

Current Service Learning & Leadership News

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Campus News |

News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.

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Campus News |

Heather Richardson receives a 2023 Community Engagement Award for her work expanding the resources for students who were in foster care.

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Campus News |

Honors College students help local shelters to expand their libraries while learning more about housing insecurity issues prevalent in the U.S.

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Campus News |

Students facing basic needs challenges can access food packages, toiletry items, in-person guidance, and other important resources related to their physical and mental wellness.

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Campus News |

Top Tier Award winner Rian Satterwhite helps ignite a sense of community service in UNLV students.

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Business and Community |

UNLV’s Director of Service Learning and Leadership works to guide students in serving the community.

Service Learning & Leadership In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal

Wigs, socks, flags, pick-up trucks: everything looks as if it had been sired by a rainbow.

Associated Press

Over the last 20 years, fewer and fewer people in the U.S. have donated their time through volunteering with nonprofits.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day.


UNLV is asking for donations to host events for students in need following a busy first-ever "Take What You Need" pop-up on Tuesday.


Our guests represent multiple frameworks on leadership and the environment. They would like leaders to consider the biosphere as one of the primary frames of leadership.

Service Learning & Leadership Experts

An expert in leadership development, service-learning, and community engagement.

Recent Service Learning & Leadership Accomplishments

Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning & Leadership; Student Affairs) was a guest on Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders, one of the official podcasts of the International Leadership Association. Rian joined fellow guest Kathy Allen, author of Leading From The Roots: Nature Inspired Leadership Lessons for Today's World, and host Scott Allen (…
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning & Leadership) recently presented at The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) and Campus Compact national conferences. Topics included a recent collaborative research initiative studying how institutions of higher education engage with and compensate community partners for their time and…
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) was recently featured on The Leadership Educator podcast as a returning guest. Satterwhite and his collaborators Kate Sheridan (Duquesne University) and Whitney McIntyre Miller (Chapman University) recently edited special issue 179 of New Directions for Student Leadership. Titled, “Teaching…
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning & Leadership) was interviewed about the work of the Office of Service Learning & Leadership on the latest episode of Let's Talk UNLV, hosted by Tanya Crabb (Medicine) and Sammie Scales (Student Diversity Programs). "From fostering leadership development to providing vital support for students facing basic…
Karly Van Holten (Service Learning and Leadership; First-Year Higher Ed. Ph.D. student) and Brooklyn Cruz (Nevada Treasurer's Office) presented "I Ain’t One of Your Little Friends…But I Am," an interactive workshop on empowering students through leadership opportunities at the Southern Nevada Black Educators Initiative's "Educators Conference…
Ash Quinn, Juanita Hinojosa, Melissa Hernandez, and Keva Francis (all Service Learning and Leadership) presented "A Collaborative Approach to Supporting Youth Impacted by the Foster System and Student Basic Needs" at the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) annual conference.