Student and Educational Resources
We love education and know the importance of a quality education on our communities. Children and even professionals who seek out post-secondary education at a college level deserve our support. We also support teachers and others who work hard for our students in these trying times, but much more needs to be done in order to ensure that education is not just restricted to those that are extremely wealthy. Everyone, regardless of economic background or even family background, should have access to a quality education without the fear of crippling debt after completing their education. We hope that we can provide a means of helping all those that need that support through these resources while we work towards that society.
Student and Educational Resources
- Student Support Organizations
- Resources for K-12 Professionals
Resources for Students/Parents
Career Guides for Students
- Student Study Applications
Student Support Organizations
Undocumented Student Program (USP)
The Undocumented Student Program (USP) provides services, resources, and support to undocumented students and mixed-status families. Through advocacy for educational equity and by fostering an inclusive and welcoming campus environment, USP is committed to empowering and celebrating undocumented student resilience.
First-generation faculty and students face many of the same challenges including being unfamiliar with the new environment, difficulty accessing resources, and making networking connections for collaborative opportunities. The Intersection helps new faculty and students acclimate to our campus.
The Care Center
The Care Center offers confidential virtual support services, holistic healing workshops, campus education and awareness events to members of the UNLV, NSC, and CSN communities impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, family violence, and/or stalking.
UNLV Spectrum is an undergraduate student organization dedicated to the queer/LGBTQ community and its allies. We focus on activism, education, outreach, and creating a safe place for LGBTQ+ students on campus where they can be who they are and find likeminded people.
Student Diversity & Social Justice (SDSJ)
The office of Student Diversity & Social Justice (SDSJ) was created out of student demand for identity specific support. As such, several identity-based positions were created to serve UNLV's traditionally underserved students through programs, initiatives, and services.
UNLV Able and Active
A dedicated group of staff and faculty who are committed to advancing the principals of the Disability Rights Movement, namely equity, accessibility, and opportunity in employment, scholarship, to support a university-wide culture of excellence.
The Anti-Black Racism Task Force
The task force, with the support of the university administration, faculty and students, is committed to strategic and intentional action to address inequities on campus through programming and service in collaboration with university stakeholders and community partners.
Asian, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern (APIME)
The Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern (APIME) & International Program Coordinator serves UNLV's APIME and international student communities. They are responsible for creating programs, facilitating student workshops, and providing resources with the goal of affirming, educating, and empowering students.
Military and Veteran Services Center
Here at the Military and Veteran Services Center, we understand that you and your family have unique needs and responsibilities, and we hope to support your academic efforts by providing one-stop, integrated resources to guide you toward success. You'll find us in the Student Services Complex - A, Room 311. Please stop by.
Resources for K-12 Professionals
Literature on subjects like General Well-being, Mindfulness/Meditation, Coping Skills/Tools, Relationships, and Eating/Body Image.
Visit Kognito's website to learn effective ways to initiate a conversation with fellow students in distress and connect them with support.
UNLV CAPS staff have come together to make videos on a variety of different topics to help UNLV students with different challenges that may arise during college, and strategies to help students cope with these concerns.
Resources for Students/Parents
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
TAO is an engaging, interactive library of brief, effective, educational modules covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health and wellness. TAO includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools all aimed at helping UNLV students, faculty, and staff achieve their goals.
S.O.S. Emergency Relief Fund
The S.O.S. Emergency Relief Fund provides students with assistance when faced with an unexpected emergency situation. Funding is limited to once per academic year with a maximum award of $500.
Alternate Need Determination Form
This form is available for students who are not eligible for FAFSA, and will review the financial need and consideration for UNLV institutional need-based grant and scholarship programs.
Submitting the Alternate Need Determination Form
Check out the Undocumented Student Program (USP) guide for submitting the Alternate Need Determination Form. This includes Frequently Asked Questions as well as a step-by-step tutorial for submitting the form through the Self-Service Help Center.
Navigating Financial Aid for DACA or Undocumented Students in Nevada
The Fullfillment Fund hosted a workshop during Fall 2020 to inform undocumented and DACA students about their financial aid options in Nevada college and universities. Watch the recording here. El video está disponible en español aqui.
Caregiver and Parent Student Resources
Flexible Work Policy
A flexible work schedule (FWS) is a non-traditional working arrangement that considers an individual's personal needs while effectively addressing and satisfying the university's business needs. UNLV recognizes that providing workplace flexibility supports the well-being of our employees and helps the university achieve its goals.
Expectant Mother Accommodations
Parking & Transportation Services offers a special needs permit for expectant mothers who require closer parking for a temporary period of time. Expectant mothers may obtain this permit by providing a note from their physician to Parking and Transportation Services. A valid parking permit is required to be granted special needs accommodation.
K-12 Students and Parents
CCSD Food Sites
The Clark County School District (CCSD) will be providing free school meals to all children 2 - 18 years of age. Students may pick up meals at any food site. A student's parent/guardian may also pick up meals for students without the child present during the meal pickup.
Title I Hope
The Title I Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) of the Clark County School District works to remove barriers for students experiencing homelessness, to enroll in school and educate school personnel, parents, and unaccompanied youth of the educational options under McKinney-Vento Federal Law.
Student Study Applications
There are many ways to take notes. Here are some of our favorite ways.
Subscription = Means that you must pay a monthly or yearly fee to subscribe to the application in order to use it.
Billed Monthly = This is the cost for a monthly subscription, so every month on the same day you signed up you will be charged this amount to continue using the application for another month. If you stop paying or cancel, then usually you will have access to the application features until the end of that billing cycle.
Billed Annually (Yearly) = Some applications give you the option to pay for a year of using the application and charge that year upfront for one flat fee. Then the next year you have the option to pay for another year of services or cancel where then you lose access to the application.
Free with limited features = Some applications will allow you to create an account and you can keep using services without paying, but you will be limited in the features (ie highlighting, number of accounts you can have, making sub-folders, etc) that you can use with the application. Now this option isn't bad at all if you know exactly what you need the application for and maybe you don't plan on actually using it to save work (ie store your files long-term).
Please Check out this resource that goes in-depth on subscriptions: Subscription Service Key Words