NSC embraces diversity and sees it as an integral part of its mission. The Provost’s Office supports this commitment by:
- Overseeing The Office of Multicultural Affairs. This office’s goal is to ensure that the student body at NSC directly reflects the diversity of the communities NSC serves.
- Overseeing The Heritage Center, a division of the college that provides year-round diversity programs for students, faculty, and members of the community.
- Providing leadership for the Diversity Coalition, a group of faculty and staff who meet regularly to discuss diversity issues and plan events that celebrate the College’s diverse cultures.
- Providing leadership for student clubs and organizations, including the American Sign Language Club, the Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC), the Black Student Organization (BSO), Nevada State Latino Scorpions Club, and Women Making Change.
In 2010, The Provost’s Office worked with the NSC Faculty Senate to complete a comprehensive plan for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty. This plan establishes a framework for meeting three overarching goals:
- The ethnic, racial, and gender composition of tenured and tenure-track faculty members should be commensurate with the national demographic composition of individuals in each discipline who hold terminal degrees and are qualified for academic faculty positions at NSC.
- The ethnic, racial, and gender composition of administrative faculty members should be commensurate with the NSC student population.
- The ethnic, racial, and gender composition of the NSC workforce as a whole should be commensurate with the population of the State of Nevada.