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Programs & Events

We offer a variety of social and educational programs that work to affirm identities, provide space for learning and create community. Our events are open to everyone at UNLV; no matter how you identify.

Identity Months & Weeks

Since the early 1900s, the nation has dedicated days and months for specific underrepresented communities whom have faced much discrimination in the country. Therefore, one method of embracing UNLV's commitment to nurture equality, diversity, and inclusivity is through identity months/weeks which correspond with the national cultural months/weeks. Working collaboratively with UNLV student organizations, faculty and staff, each identity month/week offers to educate and celebrate our nation, our campus, and ourselves.

  • September 15–October 15: Latino Heritage Month
  • October: LGBTQ Pride Month
  • October 16: disAbility Awareness Month
  • November: Native American Heritage Month
  • November 18: International Education Week
  • February: Black History Month
  • February: Interfaith Awareness Week
  • March: Women's Herstory Month
  • March: REMixed Week
  • April: Asian, Pacific Islander & Middle Eastern Heritage Month

More Information

If you are interested in electronic copies of UNLV's identity month/week calendars, please add "UNLV Identity Calendars" to your gmail Group or email sdsj@unlv.edu to be added. To view previous calendars, visit our online gallery.

Welcome Events

Multicultural Mixer

It's time to get connected! New students are invited to this mixer which provides an opportunity to connect with multicultural student organizations, faculty and staff, local community organizations, and each other. Enjoy candy and ice cream while learning how to get involved in UNLV's multicultural community. This event is geared towards serving historically underrepresented students around identities including (but not limited to) race/ethnicity, gender, sex, ability status, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation.

International Student Welcome Luncheon

欢迎 ! مرحبا ! ¡Bienvenido!

All international students are invited every September and January to this luncheon as an opportunity to get connected. New and returning international students are able to begin building lasting friendships with other students, informally meet with various UNLV staff and learn about resources for success. UNLV is committed to the success of international students and provide this opportunity in the hope students will be able to create a foundation to carry them through their years here at UNLV.

LGBTQ Dessert Social

LGBTQ faculty, staff, and students and their allies are invited to this welcome back social. The event will include resources and information on ways to get involved on campus and in the local community.

Center for Social Justice Open House

The Center for Social Justice hosts an annual open house in September. Tours are provided for guests to learn more about the history of the space and the amazing programs that will be offered for the year.

Events & Trips

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Stand Up. Speak Out.

Learn about social justice issues that affect a specific social identity within our community and engage in the process of accountability and advocacy to support issues that affect people around us.

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Cap & Gown Lending Program

Since 2017, SDSJ collaborates with CSUN to offer undergraduate students an opportunity to borrow regalia for UNLV Commencement. Simply complete the online application to confirm your financial need and gown size.

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Trips

Take a break from your busy schedule and spend some time exploring Las Vegas with us! Every few months, UNLV students are invited to attend trips which often showcase attractions most tourists overlook.

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Festival of Communities

Since 1987, Festival of Communities has been celebrating the rich cultural traditions that make our community unique. Bring your friends, gather the kids, and come to the UNLV campus to participate in live cultural music, dancing, performances, international food tasting, and interactive booths with cultural displays, fun activities, and more.

Leadership Retreats

Retreats are a great way for UNLV students to immerse in learning away from campus. Each retreat offers a series of educational sessions and discussions in large group, as well as in smaller group clusters.

Cultural Leadership Retreat

The Cultural Leadership Retreat (CLR) is a three-day, two-night weekend with interactive workshops designed to facilitate students understanding of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice to explore leadership within a diverse society. Participants will be actively engaged in their own self-awareness and will develop strategies to foster positive change in the UNLV campus community. CLR is a unique opportunity designed for participants who are already engaged in diversity, multiculturalism, and/or social justice work. This is not recommended for participants who want to begin to explore the concept of diversity for the first time.

Contact

For questions or to request accommodations/services, please contact us at least 72 hours prior to the event:

Phone: 702-774-7375