Students attend Rebels R.I.S.E. event

Reflection. Involvement. Scholarship. Engagement.

Rise above obstacles and uncertainty and reflect personally, increase your involvement on campus, seek scholarly activities and expand your engagement within the community.

About

Rebels R.I.S.E. encourages UNLV students to rise above obstacles and uncertainty and reflect personally, increase their involvement on campus, seek scholarly activities and expand their engagement within the community.

One main focus of Rebels R.I.S.E. is to promote meaningful learning experiences for students during their sophomore year.

Upcoming Events

As a way to celebrate your accomplishments and continued determination to complete your degree at UNLV, we have purchased Kindles for our 2020-21 RISE Scholar group

Kindle pick up can begin Monday, September 27 - Friday, October 1, 2021 between the hours of 9am and 4pm. To pick up your Kindle, please go to FDH 7th floor, and pick up from Ruth in FDH 703. Please have your Rebel Card/ID available so that Ruth can check your name off our list to confirm your pick up. If there is an issue with picking up during this time, please respond to this email to let us know and we can make alternate arrangements.

THE REBELS RISE SCHOLARS PROGRAM HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY PAUSED FOR THE 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR. WE ARE PLANNING AND EXCITED TO RELAUNCH THE PROGRAM FOR THE 2022-2023 YEAR AFTER WE REVIEW STUDENT INPUT AND PROGRAM IMPACT.

UNLV Rebels R.I.S.E. Scholar Program

R.I.S.E Scholar program provides annual cohorts of UNLV undergraduate sophomore/second-year students with opportunities to encourage meaningful learning experiences for students during their sophomore year. The R.I.S.E. program encourages UNLV students to rise-up to reflect personally, increase their involvement on campus, seek scholarly activities and increase their engagement within the community.

Students must apply to the program and acceptance in the R.I.S.E. Scholars program may be competitive due to limits on capacity. Each participant will be expected to participate in a number of activities throughout the year and will receive a small gift to reward full participation. The non cash gift will be based on budget and number of participants.

Program Benefits

  • Special workshops, events, and activities geared toward the critical sophomore year
  • Completion incentive prize (to be determined based on number of participants and budget)
  • Special mention at the Spring Sophomore Recognition Event in Spring 2021
  • Gain valuable skills

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to current UNLV undergraduate students who:

  • Are enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credits per semester) during their R.I.S.E. Scholar program year
  • Are in good standing with the University
  • Have completed 30- 59 credit hours at the time that they apply to the program

Admissions

The application 2021-22 has been temporarily paused and will reopen summer 2022 for the 2022 - 2023 academic year. Please check back for more information by April 1, 2022.

Program Requirements

Students must complete and document attendance/participation in one in each area of Reflection, Involvement, Scholarship, and Engagement of the Sophomore Checklist. Full details and progress forms will be sent to selected program scholars.

Sophomore Checklist

Reflection Section

  • Visit your academic advisor to assess your academic standing and progress
toward graduation
  • Make sure you are fulfilling your general education credits and taking any pre-requisite courses for your degree program and register for the next semester of classes
  • Confirm your major choice or change majors if necessary
  • Add a minor to complement your major and enhance your knowledge and skills base
  • Seek out peer and faculty mentors
  • Practice self-care and utilize the resources of the Student Wellness Center
  • Attend the Spring Sophomore Pinning Ceremony (invitations emailed in March)

Involvement Section

  • Join a student organization or fraternity/sorority
  • Attend an athletics event as tickets are free for students
  • Explore the workshops and resources provided by Career Services such as career fairs, resume writing workshops, and networking events
  • Participate in campus wide Rebel events such as Homecoming
  • Engage with CSUN, your student government body
  • Don’t miss amazing opportunities to get involved with the UNLV involvement center

Scholarship Section

Engagement Section