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Student Diversity Programs & Services News

Current Student Diversity Programs & Services News

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.

Two students pose for a photo wearing matching t-shirts while the camera focuses on a photo screen while the photo is being taken.
Campus News | September 21, 2018

A spirited week on campus as sororities welcomed new members and students ran together during the sixth annual Undie Run.

young women looking at solar components
Campus News | April 10, 2018

The student-led Scientista Foundation chapter is working to close the gender gap in professional STEM fields.

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Campus News | July 29, 2015

The annual academic induction event gets incoming freshman in the mindset for success. The entire campus community is encouraged to attend 9 a.m. Aug. 21.

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Research | January 2, 2014

William Bauer Jr. and Julia Sun-Joo Lee Named Emerging Scholars Under 40 by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine.

Student Diversity Programs & Services In The News

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
February 3, 2015

Recent Student Diversity Programs & Services Accomplishments

October 13, 2020
Mary Whitehead (Student Diversity & Social Justice) presented a Virtual Solidarity Workshop for the Girl Scouts of America.  The presentation focused on accepting, including, and honoring those who may not have been celebrated throughout history.
October 13, 2020
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) was selected as a participant to be a part of the For(bes) the Culture initiative. This initiative was created by Forbes to create equitable pathways for Black and Brown professionals. This initiative is a hub for elite leaders of color who are breaking down barriers and impacting culture...
October 9, 2020
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) presented at the 2020 Virtual LEAD School, hosted by the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. The topic of the presentation was incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into contemporary business practices.
September 28, 2020
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) served as a speaker for a tri-institution professional development seminar.  He spoke to professional associations representing California State University, Fresno, Adelphi University, and New York University.  The topic was understanding the historical context behind the intergenerational...
September 18, 2020
Claytee White (UNLV Oral History Research Center) facilitated a panel discussion as part of an event series titled "We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas." The panelists were A.B. Wilkinson (History), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice), and Brenda Williams of the Westside School Alumni...
September 16, 2020
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) served as a panelist for the professional development initiative hosted by the Zeta Omega chapter of Delta Sigma Pi at Northern Arizona University.  The topic of the presentation centered on the inter-generational significance of best business practices and how identity can inform how those...