University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno

Greater Nevada Credit Union is proud to support the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) to bring that passion to the students, faculty, and staff to broaden the University’s impacts across Nevada. We help numerous programs and events spanning the University, and provide students with quality financial products and educational services.

Our Reno: University branch is conveniently located across Virginia St. from the heart of campus, and UNR students, faculty, staff, and alumni also have access to special offers through our Greater Perks program. Members all get access to specially discounted football and basketball tickets to cheer on the Nevada Wolf Pack.

A Greater Partnership with the Wolf Pack Marching Band

2024 UNR Marching Band check presentation

Since 2012, GNCU has partnered with the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band to raise over $416,000 to help with the band’s needs for instruments, scholarships, travel and other expenses. 

You can be a part of making this the greatest year yet! We’re matching up to $15,000 in total contributions to the Band through their online fundraiser. These funds are used to support the Band as they work to keep athletes, students, and the community marching forward. If you’re able, please consider a donation by clicking the button below.

Supporting the NevadaFIT Program

Beginning the journey for a college degree can be a daunting task. Moving out from childhood homes, meeting new people and taking on fresh responsibilities are a lot to handle for college freshmen. That’s why we’ve partnered with the University’s NevadaFIT program to give incoming freshmen the foundations they need to be successful students.

NevadaFIT is a one-credit, academic program for first-year students designed to help ease the transition from high school to college. The NevadaFIT program brings more than 3,500 new students and about 500 student mentors to campus the week before the fall semester begins. NevadaFIT spans nine colleges and schools and more than 40 majors. Working in “Packs” of six to seven students led by an undergraduate mentor, students focus on academic readiness and skills to be successful college students, become acquainted with faculty, form study groups, live on campus and experience immersion into the campus community. This strategy has been proven to give students a sense of belonging and increases retention and graduation rates for all participants, including Pell-eligible, first-generation and minority students. Since its inception in 2013, NevadaFIT has helped increase the University’s average one-year retention rate by seven to ten percent. 

“Expanded support from Nevada business leaders like Greater Nevada Credit Union helps make higher education more accessible and successful for all students. We strive to educate and graduate the best-prepared and most confident leaders, and it all starts with our students’ experience in the NevadaFIT program.” – Brian Sandoval, President of the University of Nevada, Reno

Highlights of Our Commitment to Support the University of Nevada, Reno Since 2012

  • Wolf Pack Marching Band – $416,700
  • NevadaFIT program – $300,000
  • UNR College of Business – $55,000
  • NV Money Mentors – $50,000
  • TedXUniversityofNevada – $30,000
  • Pack Provisions – $18,500
  • University Staff Employee Council – $6,300
  • First in the Pack – $3,600
  • University Libraries – $2,400
  • New Student Initiatives – $3,000

Greater Nevada team members have also donated more than 2,300 hours to support initiatives on campus and in the community.