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The Office of Student Diversity Programs News

The Office of Student Diversity Programs engages with the campus community to provide co-curricular multicultural, international, and social justice programming and operates the Center for Social Justice.

Current Office of Student Diversity Programs News

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2024 UNLV Student Service Award winner Makayla Franklin inspires Black pride and representation on campus through Afrikan Black Coalition Conference.

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Nevada State College's Edith Fernandez to speak about her journey and what it means for UNLV to be a minority-serving institution.

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Interim director of student diversity & social justice reflects on making students heard, making room for all perspectives, and her Las Vegas ties.

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Campus News |

Oversized banner celebrates campus diversity as part of student government initiative.

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Campus News |

Student Diversity & Social Justice celebrates holiday marking the end of slavery with website full of reading suggestions, music, documentaries, and more.

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The seminar for the campus community is aimed at helping students who have been arrested or incarcerated.

Office of Student Diversity Programs In The News

Las Vegas Sun

Brenda Williams had just been hired as the first Black bank teller in Nevada.

Las Vegas Sun

Brenda Williams had just been hired as the first Black bank teller in Nevada.

Las Vegas Review Journal

A UNLV group is hosting “UndocuWeek,” offering legal and health information and networking and advocacy opportunities to undocumented students.

Recent Office of Student Diversity Programs Accomplishments

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…
Godson Ebenezer Adjovu (Civil and Environmental Engineering) has received the Sankofa Advocate Scholarship offered by the office of student diversity programs for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity & Social Justice) delivered the keynote at the Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera Gala at DePaul University titled "The Nuanced Legacies of Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera." They also presented at the HBCU Culture: Reducing Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking…
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) had his degree conferred on May 22. He earned a doctorate of education in organizational leadership from Northcentral University.
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity & Social Justice) was awarded an emerging scholar grant with QTPIE: QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE IN EDUCATION. The mission of QTPiE is to educate, advocate, and build coalitions that advance equitable policies and practices for queer and trans people in higher education. 
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) completed the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate program offered by the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida.