Community engagement

In the early years of the University, the citizens and politicians of Reno and Nevada took great interest in the formation and development of the University and Normal School. There was engagement in enhancing the education of local children and in providing the needed workforce for the growing community. This engagement continues today with research, programs, services, and events from all areas of the University.

A few examples include:

  • The University’s Cooperative Extension has managed the statewide 4H camp at Lake Tahoe since 1947, and
    provides extensive community-based education throughout the state
  • The School of Medicine was key to the statewide COVID response in 2020 and 2021
  • The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy conducts research and provides support and training for teachers and children
  • The Nevada Seismological Lab, founded in 1974, provides education and monitoring for both earthquakes and wildfire dangers
  • The College of Liberal Arts brings world-class music, dance, and theater performances to Reno
  • The Spectrum Learning Center provides early intervention services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • George W. Gillemot Foundation
  • The Associated Students of the University of Nevada partner with community non-profits and facilitate student volunteering opportunities
  • Dance Performance Spring Dance Concert, Nightingale Hall, Church Fine Arts Building, 2006. Campus Images Collection, UNRA-P3601-00368. University Archives.
  • 4-H Camp at the Lake Tahoe facility, 1959. Campus Images Collection, UNRA-P3375-04. University archives.
  • Students gather for volunteering with local non-profits and lunch as part of ASUN iServe events in March, 2022.
  • Students volunteering at the Urban Roots community garden as part of ASUN iServe events in March, 2022.
  • Pack Midtown event, October 2023.