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Nevada State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1300 Nevada State Dr
Henderson, Nevada 89002
(702) 992-2000
Email address
School Information
Nevada State University, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. As of July 1, 2023, the school (originally Nevada State College) will be named Nevada State University ( NSU places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges. In this role, the college emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences, and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all corners of the campus. Since 2002, Nevada State College has grown to offer more than 24 majors and minors, has received independent accreditation and has expanded its physical campus. Committed to fostering a personal learning environment, students are taught by faculty who serve as mentors and guides in classrooms with an average size of only 23 students. Nevada State College serves approximately 5,300 students, each representing a broad array of cultural and economic backgrounds. For more information, visit
General Information
Nevada State College created the Office of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives and the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to review and implement race-based policies. Various events have been set up to teach students about DEI subjects including microaggressions and unconscious bias. Courses in multiple majors emphasize race as a systemic influence on American life. There is no evidence NSC requires critical race theory-related training for its students or faculty.

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • NSU created the "Office of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives." It is "guided by [NSU's] commitment to inclusion and social justice." This office has five objectives, including "advocating for and amplifying voices of marginalized people," and "educating students, faculty and staff to increase our climate of inclusion and quality of life on campus, and beyond."
  • The Office of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives (CEDI) has conducted race-based events on "Microaggressions and Cultural Competence," and "Coronavirus and Social Inequality." Its Spring 2021 calendar also included a "Scorpion Diversity Academy Unconscious Bias Training."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Nevada State University offers a minor in Social Justice that “will equip students with the critical faculties and creative skills needed to make meaningful contributions to the contemporary pursuit of social justice.”
  • As part of the Core Curriculum requirements towards graduation, every undergraduate student at Nevada State University must complete 3 credit hours of a Cultural Diversity course.
  • The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force "identifies strategies and makes recommendations to the President and the Vice President of College and Community Engagement to strengthen a coordinated approach to be diverse and inclusive."
  • The Office of Community, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Nevada State University is committed to inclusion and social justice through an “equity-centered lens to support people from historically marginalized communities.”
Symbolic Actions
  • The Nevada System of Higher Education, which encompasses NSU, released a statement after the verdict in the George Floyd case. The NSHE encouraged the community to "engage in more of these discussions on our campuses and acknowledge the deep-rooted, systemic, and historical racism and discrimination that exists in our country."
Last updated November 8th, 2023
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