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Diversity & Inclusion Library Guide: Local Resources

Resources and information related to diversity and inclusion at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Nevada Resources

Nevada-based resources for cultural diversity and inclusion:

  • Northern Nevada International Center - The Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) is a non-profit serving Nevada's educational and international oriented communities. NNIC hosts educational and community programs for locals/visitors interested in international activities and events, as well as hosting visitors through multiple international exchange programs.
     
  • Latino Research Center - The Latino Research Center serves as a focal point for research, advocacy, education efforts, and outreach on issues related to the Latino community within Nevada.
     
  • Noticiero Móvil - Noticiero Móvil is a multimedia news outlet providing Spanish and English content in northern Nevada. This project provides relevant and accessible news content to and about the Latino community. From Reynolds School of Journalism.
     
  • Transgender Allies Group - The Transgender Allies Group (TAG) is a northern Nevada network of allies providing education, resources, counseling, advocacy, and support of transgender individuals and families to ensure equality and exceptional quality of life.
     
  • Northern Nevada Literacy Council - The Northern Nevada Literacy Council is dedicated to helping adult learns read, write, and speak English. They offer free classes to adults preparing to take the GED, and also provides free ESL and Citizenship classes to foreign-born adults.
     
  • Our Center - The mission of Our Center is to establish and maintain a safe, empowering, and supportive center in Northern Nevada that addresses advocacy, education, and services for the LGBT community. They offer and host a variety of programs, events, resources, and services.

Campus Resources

  • The Center for Student Cultural Diversity - The Center serves as a comprehensive intercultural office providing outreach & recruitment, retention support services & co-curricular programming for prospective & continuing students.
     
  • Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX - The Equal Opportunity & Title IX office ensures that you have the right to an education and to work and advance in employment on the basis of merit, ability, and potential without fear of discrimination. Includes information and resources for ADA compliance, undocumented/DACA students, and reporting discrimination, harassment, and misconduct.
     
  • UNR Cultural Diversity Committee - The Cultural Diversity Committee (CDC) includes faculty, staff and students that are interested in equity and diversity programming on campus.  The committee reports to the President through the Chief Diversity Officer.
     
  • Office of Diversity Initiatives - Diversity Initiatives works closely with academic and administrative units to attract, advance and retain a diverse faculty to strengthen academic excellence. Includes trainings, events, reports, and resources for students and faculty.
     
  • Language Bank - The Language Bank at the Northern Nevada International Center provides interpretation and translation services, both written and verbal/oral, in over 45 languages to communities of Northern Nevada and Northern California. Clients of the Language Bank range from municipal and district courts, various law offices, government and corporate entities and various school districts.
     
  • TMCC English as a Second Language - Truckee Meadows Community College offers both ELL non-credit and ESL credit courses for those wishing to improve their English language skills to better function in the community and/or prepare them for academic courses.
     
  • Who Wants to Hire a More Diverse Faculty? A Conjoint Analysis of Faculty and Student Preferences for Gender and Racial/Ethnic Diversity - Resulting article from the Spring 2017 campus diversity survey. Approximately 200 UNR academic faculty and over 1300 UNR undergraduate students participated in a survey developed by Dartmouth College political-science faculty. The survey assessed attitudes regarding the recruitment of diverse faculty and students. Other institutions participating in this survey include the University of New Mexico, UC San Diego, UNC Chapel Hill, the London School of Economics, and (possibly) the US Naval Academy.