There are several resources on campus to further the goals set forth in the campus diversity statement.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access is responsible for issues pertaining to:
- Affirmative Action Plan: to facilitate compliance with the policies and procedures of the University's Affirmative Action Plan by designing systems to report and measure the effectiveness of various programs
- Americans with Disabilities Act: Doing What Can Be Done to Make Our Campus Accessible Friendly
- Community Outreach: The outreach mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access is to provide leadership by facilitating compliance and promoting an inclusive community through diversity, education, and outreach initiatives. Through our programs, campus, and community partnerships; we are able to serve as a campus and community resource that encourages equality for underrepresented populations
- Complaints and Grievances: to investigate and handle complaints of alleged discrimination on the basis of applicable Federal and State civil rights laws when a complaint has been filed internally or with an outside agency
- Resources: to serve as an informational resource for State of Illinois legislators, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, University administrators, University faculty, staff, students, and the public
- Training and Education: for faculty, staff, and students on diversity sensitivity, harassment prevention and other related programs
Title IX Coordinator
The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, part of Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is dedicated to recruiting and retaining underrepresented students, diversity education, civic engagement, and fostering the leadership skills necessary to develop global citizens. OIIR’s initiatives aim to support all students across campus, and approximately 20,000 students each year receive services or attend programs through OIIR.
In addition to our Diversity & Social Justice Education unit, OIIR includes six cultural and resource centers (below). OIIR also has programs, such as the 5 Days for Change cultural competence training (May 18-22, 2015), the Multiracial & Multiethnic Student Initiative, and the Native American Peer Mentoring program.
- FREE! Lunch On Us Calendar every weekday during the academic year, join OIIR for FREE lunch at one of the Centers below, and learn something new.
The mission of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center is to provide a network of programs and support services promoting the individual, social, cultural and academic well-being of Illinois' African American students. Opened in fall 1969 in response to calls from students, the African American Cultural Center at Illinois was rededicated in 2004 to former Director Bruce D. Nesbitt, a trailblazer for opportunity and equality who inspired more than two decades of university students. BNAACC continues this work today as a vehicle for self-expression and leadership enhancement for students of African descent through workshops, seminars, and performing arts groups.
The University of Illinois has one of the largest and most vibrant Asian American university communities in the midwest, where 1 in 4 students is Asian American or Asian international. The Asian American Cultural Center promotes cross-cultural understanding of Asian American and Asian international experiences, and provides educational and cultural support for Asians and Asian Americans in our university community. Opened in fall 2005, the Asian American Cultural Center provides the University of Illinois community with space to gather and share the diverse and rich cultures that are part of the Asian American experience.
Since its founding in 1974, La Casa Cultural Latina has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to Latina/o students and the campus community, as well as local and global communities. La Casa reflects the diversity of Latina/o cultures and exemplifies el éxito Latino that shapes the Americas in our contemporary world. The mission of La Casa Cultural Latina is to promote a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere through the development of educational, cultural, socio-political, and social programs that lead to greater recruitment, retention, advancement, and empowerment of Latina/o students.
The mission of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center is to foster an environment that is open, safe, and inclusive for people of all sexualities and gender identities. The Center is a resource not only for the LGBT community but for the entire University community. It exists for anyone who is interested in learning about LGBT people, issues, and concerns. The LGBT Resource Center seeks to help in the efforts to address homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexist attitudes and beliefs on the campus, and to work to make the environment safe and affirming for all students, faculty, staff, and LGBT students, faculty, and staff in particular.
Native American House serves as a support and resource center for all students and the community, providing programs that allow students the opportunity to enrich their cultural and academic experiences at the University of Illinois. After nearly 15 years of Native student protests and lobbying efforts, the Native American House opened in 2002 with the mission to build a Native-centered learning community. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the many educational, cultural, and social events and programs tailored about Native American culture, people, and current events.
At the Women's Resources Center, we aim to support and connect students by linking them with faculty, alumnae, staff, community leaders and other women students through programs, workshops, mentorship, meals, fun activities, and networking events. The Women's Resources Center was established to empower women and strengthen alliances with men, offer opportunities for all students, including trans and gender non-conforming students, build leadership skills, challenge sexism, racism, heterosexism, ableism, and all forms of social oppression, and achieve greater gender equity and cultural diversity. We're committed to creating community among students, student groups, and the University of Illinois. We're committed to YOU! All genders are welcome at the Women's Resources Center!
Inclusive Illinois is about creating one campus of many voices. Our goal is to work towards an image of Illinois as a multi-patterned quilt--weaved together cohesively, yet incorporated and respecting the distinct cloths and pieces of our unique identities.