Community Partnerships - Progress

UNLV stimulates economic development and diversification, fosters a climate of innovation, and enriches the cultural vitality of the communities that we serve.

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Aerial view of campus with Greenspun Hall in the foreground.
Young woman speaks at a fundraising event.
Entrance to the Thomas & Mack Center
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60th Anniversary Banners on academic mall.
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Community Connections

Service Learning and Service

Service Hours Completed
Service Learning Courses Offered
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Partnerships and Projects

Community Partners
Community Projects
Campus Visitors for Cultural Activities*
Arts-Oriented Community Engagement Projects

*Number of attendees at Barrick Museum of Art, Performing Arts Center, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University Libraries Events, and Barrick Lecture Series (does not include Athletic, TMC, Cox, or SBS events)


Engage with the Community

Increase in Alumni Affinity
Community Partner Perception of Impact
Unique Donors
Fundraising progress chart showing over $377 Million raised in the last 5 years, $74.3.2 Million raised in FY19, and Goal of $100 Million.
Carnegie Foundation Seal

UNLV Achieves National Community Engagement Distinction

Newest Carnegie Foundation recognition comes just one year after UNLV earns “very high research activity” status.

More Information

Start-up and Discovery


Student Athletes on Dean's List
GPA Spring 2020
Hours of Volunteer Service
April Multi-Year Score
Cumulative GPA
UNLV Athletics has a clearly defined mission statement, core values, and top five priorities identified.

2018-19 Accomplishments

  • Student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA spring 2019 for 4th Consecutive Semester, and the student-athlete cumulative GPA is 3.09.
  • Student-Athlete Postgraduate Employment Rate has increased by nearly 50% in two years with an overall rate of 75%
  • Rebel Athletic Fund (RAF) Membership is up by 30% with record corporate philanthropy over $5 million.
  • 1,241 hours of community service have been completed by student-athletes, supporting 9 Las Vegas youth based non-profits and 2 children’s hospitals. The new Rebels Give Back Program was launched.
  • UNLV is the Silver State Series champions for the 6th Time in 7 years, and the Fremont Cannon is back at UNLV.
  • Added full-time psychologist for first time in History Department – student-athlete welfare and sports performance is area of emphasis across department.
  • Hired new Men’s Basketball Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger.
  • Women’s Tennis, Cheer, Rebel Girls & Company Won Championships.
  • Softball had the best start to their season in 24 years.
  • Volleyball had the best season for a first-year coach in program history.
  • The Fertitta Football Complex is scheduled to open in October.
  • New state-of-the-art videoboards installed in Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion, and Baseball Stadium.
  • UNLV’s first-ever tennis scoreboard being installed
  • Two First Team All-Americans, First-Round MLB Draft Pick (No. 14 overall)
  • Infrastructure continues to improve with a student-athlete focused guide to financial decision making, and the athletics budget remains balanced again this year.
  • UNLV Athletics is committed to developing and implementing the best fan experience in the Mountain West Conference and telling UNLV’s unique story, providing value to the university, Las Vegas, and the State of Nevada.
Silver State Series Champions 2012-19
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Solve Community Problems

A conceptual model was developed as to how to engage the community with a transdisciplinary approach that ultimately focuses on developing practice based research networks in the community. Addressing homelessness was the community problem chosen to address this year after adopting the twelve grand challenges of social work.

  • A social work GA was provided by the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs in order to assist with data collection and community engagement meetings.
  • Co-chair was nominated and elected to the Continuum of Care board for Southern Nevada as the university representative
  • Meeting with over 15 community agencies/groups
  • Two white papers on homelessness (one presented at a conference)
  • Participation in the Nevada partnership for Homeless Youth Summit in partnership with Sands Corporation
  • Meeting with the HOPE Scholars Program
  • Development of an UNLV expert list to engage community on homelessness; met with ad hoc homeless committee for UNLV; met with UNLV Food Pantry reps; and made progress on an app to address food insecurity on campus.
  • During academic year 2018-2019, more than 500 hours have been applied to engaging the community on problem issues.

Led by Carleton Craig, a professor and director at the UNLV School of Social Work

UNLV's Brand and Strengths

Major Projects

Different. Daring. Diverse.
Different. Daring. Diverse.
60th Anniversary
60th Anniversary banners along academic mall.
Viewbook 2018
Viewbook 2018
Elevator Wraps (Safety)
Elevator Wraps (Safety)
Campus Signage
Campus Signage

Contact Us

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