The College of Southern Nevada strives to place diversity as an overarching principle and accreditation theme that impacts every area of our institution. Moreover, we make it a priority to continually plan and establish CSN’s identity, ensuring it remains consistent with our values as a whole.
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is part of the President’s Office and works closely with all levels of the administration, staff and faculty to achieve its mission, vision and goals.
Minority Serving Institution
In March 2014, CSN qualified as a Minority Serving Institution under the AANAPISI category, as the institution had an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 50 percent Pell Grant Eligible and at least 10 percent Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander.
Hispanic Serving Institution
In January 2015, CSN became the first Hispanic Serving Institution in the state of Nevada. CSN has been preparing since 2012 for this honor when the college president appointed the HSI Task Force, made up by faculty, administrative staff and community leaders, to coordinate HSI status attainment, provide guidance in the implementation of HSI-oriented communication and outreach efforts, guide the HSI application process and issue programming recommendations.