NSHE Supports Community in Wake of Las Vegas Tragedy

Dear NSHE Community,

We are all deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred Sunday evening. We are grateful to the many first responders, medical personnel, and caring citizens who have stepped up to offer their assistance. Special thanks to the UNLV and Thomas & Mack staff for selflessly working this morning to ensure evacuees felt safe.

The effects of this tragedy are far-reaching and have undoubtedly impacted our students, staff, and faculty.  We grieve with the NSHE and greater Las Vegas community over the loss of life. We are aware of students and staff that are currently seeking medical care and we are keeping them in our thoughts, wishing for a speedy recovery.

NSHE campuses stand ready to assist anyone who has the need to contact loved ones, seek counseling, or would like to volunteer.  Additionally, NSHE serves as a community resource and we would like to offer our resources and facilities as our city plans to respond to those in need.

We are pleased to announce Governor Sandoval’s authorization for Administrative Leave for any state government employee to leave work to donate blood this week. Please notify your supervisor of your intention to donate blood. Administrative Leave per NAC 284.589 is leave with pay for up to 2 hours.

Below, you will find helpful links and contact information.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.


Regent Kevin J. Page, Board of Regents, Chairman
Chancellor Thom Reilly

NSHE Resources
College of Southern Nevada

Nevada State College
Vigil Information

  • “Community Gathering in the Wake of Tragedy” October 2 in the Nevada State Ballroom from 3-4 p.m. Contact communityengagement@nsc.edu.

Counseling Services

  • All About You Counseling will be on campus, Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and again on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule a time to talk, please call AAU’s Service Coordinator, Gabby, at (702) 754-0807.
  • NSC has partnered with UNLV Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to provide confidential student support services such as individual, couple, and group counseling. Students are encouraged to call the CAPS office at 702-895-3627 to schedule an initial appointment. CAPS is located in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC), room 1500, on the UNLV campus. Please clearly identify yourself as a Nevada State College student when contacting CAPS.
  • Students and staff can text HOME to 741-741 for immediate support from the Crisis Text Line.

University of Nevada Las Vegas

UNLV Candle Vigil – SU Courtyard October 2nd  at 7 p.m.

  • On the SU Courtyard there will be a UNLV Candle Vigil starting at 7 p.m. tonight on Oct. 2. At 7:08 p.m. there will be a moment of silence, exactly 21 hours after the first shot was fired. There will be speeches from student leaders including UNLV Student Body President Christopher Roys, RHA President Robert Evans as well as any speeches, poetry, and songs from students in Registered Student Organizations.

Counseling Services:

  • Drop-in counseling services are available today for students, faculty, and staff until 6 p.m. in the Health Education room of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. No appointments are necessary.
  • The Center for Individual, Couples and Family Counseling exists to serve the campus community and Las Vegas as a whole. They have representatives at casinos at this time, offering their services.
  • Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to any member of the campus community and provides a variety of confidential services, such as individual, couple, and group counseling. Students are encouraged to call the CAPS office to schedule an initial appointment.
  • An on-call counselor is available during open hours to see students who have an immediate need and to consult with faculty and staff. For more information call (702) 895-3627 or visit the Student Counseling and Psychological Services website – https://www.unlv.edu/studentwellness/caps/appointments
  • Counseling and support services are available to faculty and staff through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP is a confidential assessment and referral program to help individuals with personal and work-related issues. Consultants are available 24 hours-a-day, every day, all year long. For more information call (877) 234-5151 or visit the Employee Assistance page – https://www.unlv.edu/hr/benefits/counseling

Processing Spaces for individuals:

  • October 2nd, from 1-4 p.m. in SU Ballroom B.
  • This processing space is available for those who are looking to connect with other individuals affected by the tragedy. There will be snacks, activities for self-care, and quiet spaces. Please note trained counselors will NOT be on site.

University of Nevada Reno
Vigil Information

  • Candlelight vigil at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 3 at the Gateway Plaza in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union to support our friends, family, colleagues, and fellow Nevadans. The entire campus, as well as the community at large, are invited to participate.

Counseling Services

  • UNR Counseling Center – www.unr.edu/counseling or (775) 784-4648.
  • Dean of Students office (775) 682-6834 and the Associate Vice President for Student Life (775)784-1471 can assist with class absences, academic, financial and personal support.
  • Jahahi Mazariego Coordinator, Social Services (775) 784-1547 jmazariego@unr.edu

Western Nevada College

Counseling Services

  • WNC Counseling OfficeCarson City Campus
    Bristlecone Building 103
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Fallon Campus
    Virgil Getto Hall 319
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Additional Resources

General Assistance

  • For help locating a missing family member possibly affected by the mass shooting at the route 91 harvest festival call (866) 535-5654.
  • Reunification Center: Las Vegas Convention Center at 3150 Paradise Blvd. South Hall.
  • Blood drive: University Medical Center of Southern Nevada Delta Point @ 901 Rancho Ln @ 9 a.m.; & United Blood Services @ 7a.m. @ 6930 W. Charleston & 601 Whitney Ranch. If you are unable to wait in line please call to schedule an appointment at:Regional headquarters in southern Nevada 702-228-4483.
  • Family Crisis Center is located at LVMPD at 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • FBI is seeking information, video and photos; contact: 1-800-Call FBI 1-800-255-5324.
  • Lead agency on the incident, LVMPD at PIO@LVMPD.com SEOC contact information (775) 687-0365 or (775)-687-0366.

About the Nevada System of Higher Education 
The Nevada System of Higher Education — comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute — serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 107,600 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.