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.

*In Top Tier 2.0, Economic Development has been separated into its own goal area known as “Socio-Economic Development,” and Community Partnerships is refocused around what we do for the community to enrich it. Updates will follow as this is further developed.

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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
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.

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Start-up and Discovery


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GPA Fall 2020
Hours of Volunteer Service
All Teams 952 or better APR
Cumulative GPA
Growth in Rebel Athletic Fund Members
Conference Academic Awards
UNLV Athletics has a clearly defined mission statement, core values, and top five priorities identified.

2019-20 High-Level Accomplishments

  • Track & Field claimed the 2020 Mountain West Indoor Championship, head coach Yvonne Wade was named the MW's Women's Coach of the Year and Cassondra Hall claimed the MW's Female Outstanding Performer of the Meet award.
  • Volleyball made the postseason for the second consecutive season, advancing to the second round of the Women's National Invitational Championship. After beginning the year 4-9, the Rebels rattled off a stretch of 16-2 to conclude the year. UNLV finished third in the Mountain West and recorded a 20-win season for the second straight year, marking just the second time accomplishing that feat in its history.
  • UNLV football kept the Fremont Cannon painted red with its 33-30 overtime victory at UNR. The win was the deciding factor, breaking a tie and giving UNLV the Silver State Series title for the seventh time in its eight years of existence.
  • Men's basketball tied for second in the Mountain West, which was its highest finish in conference play in 12 years. The Runnin' Rebels also sent shockwaves through the college basketball world with its victory at then-No. 4 and previously undefeated San Diego State, which was the Runnin' Rebels' best true road win since 1991 (a span of 29 seasons).
  • Even though spring sports seasons were cut short because of the pandemic, softball recorded a 21-5 start to the seasons, which matched the program's second-best start to a season (through 26 games). After opening the season 2-3 on the first weekend of the season, the Rebels won 19 of their next 21 games.
  • Women's tennis players won an ITA Regional Doubles Championship for the first time in program history, earning a spot in the national event. The same duo ranked as high as No. 13 in the nation during the spring before the season ended.
  • Men's tennis recorded its first 10-0 start to a season and finished with the highest winning percentage in program history at .929 (13-1).
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.

Framed through the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare (AASWSW), this subcommittee works “to champion social progress powered by science."

  • Procured another GA and finished UNLV mapping 12 Grand Challenges to UNLV expert list.
  • Continued to work on food insecurity app and consult legal regarding its development.
  • Dr. Craig and Associates will continue on the Continuum of Care board as the university representative for southern Nevada.
  • Hired two assistant professors in the school of social work who are experts on homelessness. Two projects with the city of Henderson and an agency addressing homeless in Las Vegas has been developed, and one of the Assistant Professors has applied for access to the HMIS data. Both are also sitting on several sub-committees for the COC.
  • Continued to develop community partnerships and develop white papers for publication.
  • Four different annotated bibliographies have been developed in the last year on the following subjects with aspirations to develop into systematic literature reviews for publications. The four subjects are: Domestic Violence (DV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Homelessness among people of color, Urban resiliency in the Last 20 years, and Trauma in Journalistic Reporting.
  • Presented at two national and one regional conferences on model developed and activities generated for this sub-committee.
  • Continue collaborations with Urban Affairs schools/departments on Youth Homeless Summit (third summit was in November, 2019) turn white papers into publication.
  • Continue socialization of the academic community to the problem-based network model.
  • Dr. Craig contributed chapter to the Book: Healing Las Vegas for the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden.

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

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