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With a focus on student safety and well-being, this guide is designed to provide general information and links to resources about anti-oppression and related topics such as diversity, inclusion, and social justice for the UNLV academic community. Intended to be non-partisan, many resources offered here are for everyone regardless of political affiliation or viewpoint. In some cases, resources and links related to issues and specific policies proposed by elected officials are part of this guide as these issues and proposed policies directly impact professional and personal lives of members of our community, such as immigrants or people of color.
We would like to offer our appreciation to the following individuals who contributed to the development of this guide.
This guide seeks to serve as a starting point and is not meant to be exhaustive. It is our goal to continue its development in response to evolving needs of the community. We welcome suggestions from all members of the UNLV academic community.
If you have feedback about this guide or would like to suggest additional resources, please contact Sue Wainscott, Engineering Librarian
"We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals."
"We want to connect you with UNLV’s many student support resources. Fill out this form to have someone contact you regarding your issue and/or concerns. Responding to your inquiry as soon as possible is important to us."
"The UNLV Center for Social Justice (CSJ) under Student Engagement & Diversity serves as a resource for students, staff, faculty and community members to unite around, educate about, and advocate against social injustices that affect our campus, local, national, and global communities. The CSJ promotes the empowerment and collaboration of all individuals through creating an awareness, community space, and providing support in order to take action and transform lives in the realm of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice."
The Intersection is "a one-stop resource for UNLV’s highly diverse student body — a comprehensive multicultural center grounded in the academic life of our students. As an intersecting campus resource, we help ensure students, particularly first-generation and students of color, successfully navigate their academic careers. Here, all members of campus can discuss their differences, discover their similarities, and build a shared sense of belonging."
"A free tool that helps you understand the warning signs, but also one that guides you through the questions you should be asking and provides you with plans on how to respond and support someone in need. Also featuring a step-by-step safety plan and linkage to a 24/7 hotline and text platform for additional support. Including a searchable map to find emergency and mental health services near you, anywhere in the world."
This is the link to the UNLV Office of Compliance website, with contact information for Barrett Morris, Director of Compliance. "The University of Nevada, Las Vegas affirms that students and employees are entitled to an educational and employment environment free from unlawful harassment or personal discrimination and expressly prohibits unlawful harassment or personal discrimination of any individual among the university community engaged in educational or employment pursuits based on that individual's race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or political affiliation. Further, no student or employee shall be subject to retaliation for bringing a good faith complaint pertaining to unlawful harassment or personal discrimination or for protesting such behavior directed against another member of the university community."
You can file a UNLV Student Conduct Incident Report with the Office of Student Conduct at this link. You are not required to provide any identifying information in the form. The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas administers the Student Conduct Code, which identifies the University expectations for all students on and off campus. If you have knowledge of a UNLV student violating the Code, you are encouraged to notify this office of the incident.
"UNLV continually strives to establish a spirit of community in accordance with the highest standards of academic excellence and freedom, institutional integrity, and constitutional protections. Such an environment is essential in fostering intellectual growth and achievement. Each member of the university shares the responsibility of maintaining conditions conducive to the achievement of the university’s purpose. The UNLV Student Conduct Code is designed to provide basic standards to ensure a means to fulfill this purpose." The Student Conduct Code states that students have "the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation/identity" and that students have "the right to engage in peaceful and orderly speech, protest, demonstration, and picketing within the public forum to the extent such activities do not disrupt the academic and/or administrative functions of the University. The University reserves the right, in accordance with federal and state law, to approve the time, place and manner of such activities."
"Please report incidents of hateful intimidation and harassment to your local law enforcement first. Submitting the incident to the Southern Poverty Law Center using this form will aid in our work monitoring incidents around the country. The SPLC is the premier U.S. non-profit organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists – including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, antigovernment militias, Christian Identity adherents and others."