The Minority-Serving Institutions Student Council (MSISC) wishes to announce there are funds available to support events, programs, and initiatives for UNLV departments and registered student organizations through its Campus Disbursement Fund.

The mission of the MSISC is to design, construct, and maintain institutional support systems to promote educational success for students of color and other
underrepresented students in higher education. The MSISC Campus Disbursement Fund is one avenue that is available to help the Council fulfill its mission.

Funding Eligibility Requirements
The MSISC will accept applications from any UNLV department and registered student organization. Each program or service model will … Read More


The Minority Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC) has partnered with KUNV, 91.5 Jazz & More and the student lead 91.5 TheRebel-HD2, to help the voices of historically underrepresented students be heard.  Ray Fletcher, a council member of the MSISC presented a proposal that was accepted to increase the number of diversity voices and programming heard over the airways. A portion of the proceeds from this partnership included new equipment that KUNV has received to help those voices be heard on campus and beyond. A new mobile broadcasting unit will be used for a variety of events the MSI task force, … Read More


Daniel Perez (MSI Student Council) and Andrea Wirth (UNLV University Libraries)

Over the last decade, UNLV has reached many significant milestones—designation as a Title III & IV Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) in 2012; designation as both an Asian-American and Native-American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in 2015; and attainment of R1 (very high research activity) status within the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education in 2018. In the spirit of these designations, the MSI Student Council and the UNLV University Libraries are pleased to introduce the MSI Graduate Student Open Access Fund. This fund aims to … Read More


By Naoka Foreman, MSI Student Council Member

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