Office of Diversity

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities. As a federally designated Minority Serving Institution, we are a living, learning, and working community that embraces our diversity.

The aim of the Office of Diversity is to ensure that neither difference nor disadvantage impede the intellectual and professional achievement of our campus community. Every day we welcome students, staff, and faculty from a variety of racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities to achieve this aim. At UIC, diversity is not an end in itself, but a vehicle for advancing access, equity, and inclusion.


To promote an organizational culture and structure that honors diversity through integration of the principles of access, equity, and inclusion.


To be nationally recognized as a diverse learning community where human differences are embraced and where neither difference nor disadvantage stands in the way of intellectual and professional achievement.




Difficult Dialogues
Free downloadable pdf book written by faculty from the University of Alaska

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