Current Student Diversity Programs & Services News

photo of BLM mural on building
Campus News | June 16, 2021

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

UNLV campus with city in background
Campus News | May 10, 2021

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

Black woman in front of building
People | November 2, 2020

The director of student diversity and social justice sees work as a life-saving mission.

man sitting in front of display wall that says "We Are UNLV"
Campus News | October 26, 2020

A message on LGBTQ history month and its importance to our campus community.

Portrait of Kevin Wright, assistant director for Student Diversity and Social Justice
People | October 12, 2020

This founding member of UNLV's Anti-Black Racism Task Force began questioning unfair practices in high school — and nearly got suspended for it.

A UNLV student tour guide leads a group of Clark County School District students on a tour of UNLV's campus.
Business and Community | February 14, 2019

Nearly 300 local high school juniors visit UNLV during annual recruitment event.

Student Diversity Programs & Services In The News

May 5, 2021

It's Asian-American Pacific Islander heritage month and UNLV is taking the time to recognize its AAPI students.

Las Vegas Weekly
December 10, 2015

I was scrolling through my Facebook News Feed Thursday morning when a shared status update with multiple photos caught my eye. It was written by someone I didn’t know, UNLV student Naweed Yusufzai, who had blindfolded himself near a busy campus walkway.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 10, 2015

Students at UNLV are keeping a close eye on the events unfolding at the University of Missouri. Some are disappointed in Mizzou’s president and his administrative staff.

Las Vegas Sun
September 9, 2015

UNLV is tied for second as the most ethnically diverse campus in the nation, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 15, 2015
Diversity will take center stage as thousands of UNLV and College of Southern Nevada students accept their degrees or certificates during upcoming commencement ceremonies.
February 27, 2015

Recent Student Diversity Programs & Services Accomplishments

June 2, 2021
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 at HBCU's conference…
May 24, 2021
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.
May 19, 2021
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. 
May 11, 2021
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.
May 3, 2021
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) received the National Financial Educators Day Award. This award recognizes those individuals who are working to improve the financial capabilities of people in their communities. Financial Educators Day launched in 2014 and takes place the last Friday of April (Financial Literacy Month) each…
April 28, 2021
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity & Social Justice), with Antonio Duran of Auburn University, published a book chapther "The Role of Power and Oppression in the Classroom: Actualizing the Potential of Intersectionality in Teaching and Learning" in Teaching and Learning for Social Justice and Equity in Higher Education book.