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.

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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.

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

The Rebels 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.

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. To receive more information about this program, please fill out this interest form.

Program Benefits

  • Special workshops, events, and activities geared toward the critical sophomore year
  • Completion reward (graduation stole)
  • Special mention at the Spring Sophomore Recognition Event in Spring 2023
  • 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

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 all students who complete the interest form.

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