Student Organizations

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The Department of Criminal Justice’s Trailblazers program assists first generation college students as they learn to navigate college life successfully. The focus is on providing peer mentorship, career guidance, internship placement, and access to academic tools and resources.

Criminal Justice Club

The UNLV Criminal Justice Club is a student organization for those who have a general interest in criminal justice, and who may want future employment in the field. This organization gives students the opportunity to meet current criminal justice professionals, faculty members, and other students who share common interests and goals.

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Rebel Media Group

The UNLV Rebel Media Group provides clients with innovative and strategic digital media campaigns created by students and overseen by experienced media professionals. Our teams gain hands-on experience while providing digital media solutions for academic, business, and nonprofit clients.

The Rebel HD-2

KUNV 91.5 The Rebel HD-2 is student-run non-commercial radio at the UNLV Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies. The station strives to offer students hands-on opportunities for studio production, on-air, broadcasting, field production, live production, and post-production. The station is open to all currently registered NSHE students.

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The UNLV debate team

UNLV Debate Team

The UNLV Debate Team, housed in the Department of Communication Studies, sponsors and hosts an annual middle and high school summer debate camp, teaching local students the art and science of competitive debate. The team also founded the “Las Vegas Debate League” (LVDL), partnering with the Clark County School District. The UNLV Debate Team is dedicated to increasing opportunities for local students to participate in competitive policy debate.

National Communication Association Student Club

The UNLV NCA Student Club (NCASC) seeks to promote the study, teaching, and application of the principles of communication through educational and social functions that are relevant to the membership of the club. It provides an outlet for undergraduate students and faculty to explore the communication field in its professional and scholarly aspects.

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Mock-Trial Team

Mentored by practicing legal professionals, undergraduate students in the Criminal Justice Mock Trial team are learning what it takes to become a trial lawyer. Students get academic credit for participating on the team and, during the semester, experienced attorneys and judges work with students to help them develop powerful trial presentation skills. In addition, the criminal justice department offers courses to build an understanding of trial advocacy.