Feb 03, 2023  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 


Rights of Privacy Act of 1974
Annual Jeanne Clery Campus Safety and Security Report
Title IX Compliance
Diversity at UNLV
Student Policies 

Rights of Privacy Act of 1974 

The Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 affords persons who are currently, or who were formerly, in attendance at the university as registered students a right of access to their “educational records,” which contain information directly related to such persons and the right to challenge the accuracy of their records. The act also restricts the persons to whom the university may disclose a student’s educational records without the student’s written permission. The university’s policy is to comply fully with all provisions of the act, and a detailed statement concerning the rights afforded current and former students is available, at no cost, in the office of UNLV’s General Counsel. Any person who feels the university has failed to comply with the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act may file a complaint with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department of Education, 300 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington D.C. 20201.

Annual Jeanne Clery Campus Safety and Security Report 

In order to comply with provisions of “The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act”, reports from the University community and local law enforcement agencies are compiled and published annually by the Department of Public Safety. As law enforcement professionals tasked with the maintenance of a safe and secure educational environment, it is our responsibility to provide a comprehensive report regarding the campus public safety environment including the incidence of crime.


The 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog describes current academic programs of study, course descriptions and degree requirements at the graduate level for the academic year of 2013-14 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The content of this catalog is current as of August 2013, but is subject to modification at any time to accommodate changes in university resources or educational plans.

This catalog does not constitute a contractual commitment that the university will offer all the courses or programs described, and the university reserves the right to revise catalog provision and fees at any time in accordance with the actions of the president the Nevada System of Higher Education, or any other governing body.

The university reserves the right to eliminate, cancel, reduce in size or phase out courses, academic programs and/or limit enrollments in specific programs and courses, to change fees during the student’s period of study, and to require a student to withdraw from the institution for cause at any time.


Inquiries should be addressed to: Dean of the Graduate College, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 451017, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1017, (702) 895-3320, or call UNLV’s main switchboard at (702) 895-3011. Visit the UNLV Web
site at http://www.unlv.edu.

Title IX Compliance 

The Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, generally known as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).

Often considered a law giving women equal opportunities in athletics, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal mandate prohibiting discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. If only one of the institution’s programs or activities receives federal funding, all of the programs within the institution must comply with Title IX regulations. In compliance with Title IX, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.

Title IX Compliance at UNLV 
UNLV Athletics Gender Equity Plan
Myths About Title IX
Complaint & Investigation Procedures
Title IX Complaint Form
Policies & Official Statements
Title IX Resources

 Title IX Coordinators 

  • Harriet E. Barlow, Ph.D.

Title IX Coordinator
Monitors and oversees the overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.
Email: harriet.barlow@unlv.edu

  • Juanita Fain, Ph.D.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Receives, investigates, and renders resolution for matters involving UNLV teaching and administrative faculty.
Email: juanita.fain@unlv.edu

  • Phil Burns

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Receives, investigates, and renders resolution for complaints involving UNLV students.
Email: phillip.burns@unlv.edu

  • Lisa Kelleher

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Responsible for receiving and reporting complaints related to Title IX and gender equity in UNLV athletics programs.
Email: lisa.kelleher@unlv.edu

  • Eric Toliver

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Facilitates the handling of complaints involving a UNLV Athletics (student athlete, coach, administrator, or visitor) with the Title IX Coordinator.
Email: eric.toliver@unlv.edu

Diversity at UNLV   

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), along with other research-intensive public universities in the United States, recognizes that a student body that is diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class background, and geography among other dimensions of cultural difference, benefits and enriches the educational experiences of all students, Faculty and staff. Accordingly, UNLV strives to recruit students who will further enrich this diversity and to support their academic and personal success and while they are a part of our campus community. The presence and achievement of racial and ethnic minority students at UNLV not only benefits these students individually, but it also enhances the educational and interpersonal experiences of everyone in our campus community. UNLV actively encourages applicants whose racial and ethnic background is underrepresented in higher education in Nevada, who are first-generation college students, and who have demonstrated financial need.

The vision of the Office of Diversity Initiatives is to advocate, promote, and support the advancement of equity, inclusiveness, and empowerment of a continuously changing collegiate and global community.

Student Policies 

All graduate students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas must adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents Handbook, UNLV Student Conduct Code, UNLV Graduate Catalog, and program of study student handbook. Students found in violation of any of the rules and regulations discussed above as well as the laws governing the State of Nevada and the United States of America are subject disciplinary action.

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