RENO, Nev. — The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has received a Carnegie Community Engagement classification, university President Marc Johnson announced Friday.
UNR and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas both join another 243 institutions of higher learning in the United States to be recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for their involvement within their respective communities.
Students, staff, and faculty at UNR clocked in more than 45,000 hours in community service, partnered with 15 different local organizations, and participated in projects that benefit the community’s health and economy during the year considered by Carnegie, according to the Reno Gazette Journal.
This is the institution’s second Carnegie classification. In December 2018, they received “R1” status, which recognizes the University as a research instituion.