First-Generation Week at UNLV this year is marked by several firsts—first time held remotely; first time to take place during a pandemic; and first time the newly-formed Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC) is participating. However, the most important first during First-Gen Week at UNLV is you! First-Gen Week is about all first-generation faculty, staff, and students at UNLV.
Join MSISC for First-Gen Week for a chance to win a scholarship while meeting the members of the council! MSISC will give away six $500 scholarships to currently-enrolled first-generation students at UNLV. To enter for … Read More
Provost Christopher Heavey recently announced that UNLV is now officially an institutional member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). HACU membership will allows UNLV to remain aware of national best practices and provide various professional development opportunities and resources. The internship program also offers our undergraduate students opportunities for paid summer and semester internships in Washington, DC and across the country in private and public sectors.
In the very near future, hour-long workshops with HACU staff will be held to learn more about their student resources and services. Topics expected to be covered include:
By Kristine Jan Espinoza, M.Ed., Doctoral Student/Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education/College of Education/University of Nevada, Las Vegas
I feel like I’m coming full circle.
This Friday, October 2, 2020, the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) will host the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) 2020 Southern Nevada Diversity Summit. It has been nearly a year since I, as a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed new doctoral student, attended my first NSHE Southern Nevada Diversity Summit last Fall 2019 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), feeling inspired and moved by the selected speakers and workshops. I remember coming … Read More
Coordinated and Sponsored by Student Diversity & Social Justice
Hispanic Serving Institutions Week Activity:
Examining the Graduate Education Ecosystem for Latinx Students
9/17/2020 11:00:00 AM
University of Arizona-Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives Join us for a critical conversation aimed at examining the graduate education ecosystem at HSIs. Hear from Dr. JoAnn Canales as she discusses the recent release of an information brief and interactive toolkit focused on closing the gap in graduate degree attainment for Latinx students. … Read More
UNLV is proud to observe National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week (HSI hereafter) September 14th-20, 2020 to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month. The purpose of HSI’s Week is to recognize 539 HSI’s throughout the nation for their work and critical role in educating and empowering Latinx students.
UNLV is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. The HSI designation indicates that an institution enrolls at least 25 percent Latinx full-time equivalent enrollment.
According to the UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives website, about 63 percent of UNLV students identify as a racial or ethnic minority. Of that, Hispanic students make up the largest … Read More