Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy (NICRP) celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. NICRP believes in a world that is inclusive in approach and where equal opportunities and equitable outcomes exist for all. We are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, where all faculty, staff, and students create and feel a sense of belonging. By fostering an open and welcoming work environment, our faculty, staff and students are able to collaboratively learn, work, and serve our community.

We embrace individual uniqueness along a number of social dimensions, including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, and national origins; gender and gender identity; sexuality; class; disability; age; military, economic, and immigration status; geographic location; language and linguistic ability; and religion. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of populations that have been historically excluded from and marginalized in education, employment, housing, and vital public resources.


  • We will foster and maintain a safe environment of respect, acceptance, and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the communities we serve.
  • We will ensure fair and inclusive access to our facilities, programs, resources, and services, and advance internal policies and practices that are inclusive and equitable.
  • We will advance and build our workforce by assessing hiring practices and performance review procedures to attract, retain, and develop talented faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • We will engage in ongoing dialogues to thoughtfully respond to the changing realities of our increasingly interconnected world.
  • We will strive to work together to remove barriers to success and promote a culture of inclusivity, compassion, and mutual respect.

We look forward to our continued collaboration with community partners, staff, and students to advance our efforts towards equity guided by mutual trust and respect, accountability to one another, and a shared sense of mission.

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