Office of Diversity Initiatives News
The Office of Diversity Initiatives provides leadership and support for UNLV's diversity mission: to nurture equity, diversity, and inclusiveness that promotes respect, support, and empowerment.
Current Diversity Initiatives News
Mariana Sarmiento Hernández, once an undergraduate Dreamer, now helps undocumented students navigate the intricacies of immigration policy.
Nearly 300 local high school juniors visit UNLV during annual recruitment event.
As the most diverse university in the country, UNLV must become a national leader in student success among unrepresentative populations.
Along with dedicated allies, Conrad Wilson succeeds in quest to extend educational assistance to dependents of classified staff.
Ivet Aldaba-Valera was the first in her family to graduate from college and now she’s helping other first-generation students get to the finish line, too.
UNLV’s new Chief Diversity Officer Barbee Oakes on building cultural intelligence and opening the pipeline for advancement.
Diversity Initiatives In The News
Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll travel to Las Vegas, Nevada…and talk to someone who has created an office of diversity at universities on both sides of the country.
The academic year is well underway and already campuses are grappling with many of the same issues that characterized the turbulence of 2017-18. Among them, free speech concerns, the ongoing debate over the efficacy of affirmative action admissions policies and increasing urgency around the need to manage rising tuition costs.
A few weeks after U.S. News and World Report ranked UNLV as one of the most diverse college campuses in the country, another report gave the university average marks for black student access and equity.
College campuses are more diverse, global and polarized than ever — and everyone is on social media, said Barbee Oakes, chief diversity officer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas during a panel held by the Education Writers Association this week in Las Vegas. That's raising the stakes for higher ed crisis response in an era defined by increased unrest concerning issues of diversity and civility on campus.
UNLV takes the wraps off this week on a new one-stop multicultural resource center that’s intended to serve one of the most diverse student populations in the country.
With 40 million visitors a year, Las Vegas’ economy is driven by tourist-- just like Orlando.