Commitment to Inclusion | Student Services Division

The Student Services Division of the University of Nevada, Reno sets itself apart as exemplary in the way we help every member of our learning community to be successful. Convinced that the most important learning comes from the personal encounter and joint work of professional staff and students, Student Services provides a quality learning environment, encourages open research, values ​​the pursuit of knowledge throughout lifelong and provide collaborative programs and services.

We must continue to strive for an inclusive community that embraces all its members, offers equal opportunities for all and actively encourages all voices to be heard. Everyone should be welcomed and treated with dignity and respect, and each person’s story should be honored. In doing so, our goal is to develop a diverse campus climate and promote a safe and hospitable environment that goes beyond a statement of good intentions and uplifting principles.

In fulfilling our responsibility to help graduates succeed in a diverse global environment, Student Services staff are educators and leaders in diversifying the University. We are dedicated to the following principles and actions that will help us achieve our vision.

Guiding principles

  • Student Services at the University of Nevada at Reno will foster inclusion in a learning environment that fosters dialogue and free inquiry within the boundaries of courtesy, understanding and respect both in and out of the classroom.
  • Social justice is at the heart of the mission of Student Services and embodies the essential principles of equity and access to all opportunities in society in accordance with democratic principles and respect for all people and all points of view. .
  • Student Services will conduct an ongoing assessment of our own ability to identify and respond to issues affecting the campus climate. We seek to learn by leading and collaborating with all members of our University community.
  • Student Services aims to engage members of our community as active and informed citizens in a multicultural world and recognizes the diversity of backgrounds and ideas as essential to academic excellence.
  • Student Services believe that those whose education was founded on mutual understanding and respect for human diversity are best prepared to contribute to the creation of a just and equitable society.
  • Student Services will ensure that all programs, services and office environments are welcoming and capable of helping anyone, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national or geographic origin, ability or socio-economic status.