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Diversity Resources

diversity resources

UIC houses numerous offices and standing committees that support the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Office for Access and Equity (OAE)

The Office for Access and Equity, as part of the Office of the Chancellor, strives to increase access to employment, programs, and services in an environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. The Office for Access and Equity oversees the recruitment process for Academic Professional positions.

Use the links below to review key processes and documents

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Offering various diversity and inclusion resources, the UIC Office of Diversity initiates programs to enhance and support the success of all groups in Academic Affairs. The Office of Diversity offers news, highlights events, and provides leadership and guidance for campus-wide units promoting diversity across all activities at UIC.

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Introduction and Mission

UIC established the Chancellor’s Status Committees to assist the campus community in supporting diversity among students, faculty and staff. Every year faculty, staff, and students are nominated by committee members and appointed by the Chancellor to be official executive committee members. Status Committee meetings are supported by the Chancellor and thereby considered approved for employee participation. Events are open to the UIC community.

Chancellor’s Status Committees

  • Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Asian Americans (CCSAA) is dedicated to promoting the academic, social, cultural and professional welfare of UIC’s Asian American faculty, staff and students. CCSAA addresses and makes recommendations to the chancellor regarding issues related to employment practices, climate, representation, recruitment, and retention that are of concern to the Asian American campus community. The committee is dedicated to working collaboratively with diverse communities on campus and building relationships with off-campus Asian American community organizations.
  • Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Blacks (CCSB) serves as an advisory body on matters pertaining to the academic, professional, and social aspects of African and African American life at UIC. CCSB addresses topics such as campus governance, employment practices, public relations, student affairs and other issues that affect the well-being of African Americans on campus. The committee works collaboratively with UIC’s diverse community.
  • Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos (CCSL) was established to promote the development of educational, professional and career opportunities among UIC Latinos. CCSL works proactively on the recruitment and retention of Latino students, faculty and staff. The Committee has taken a leadership position in enhancing diversity on campus and bringing about a greater awareness of Latino assets through cultural, educational and political events.
  • Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer People and Allies (CCSLGBTQPA) provides leadership on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in UIC communities. This includes addressing the needs of faculty, staff, students and alumni of diverse sexual orientations. The goal is to enhance a supportive environment which will foster full participation by all members of the university’s communities in teaching, public service, and research.
  • Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD) promotes empowerment and inclusion of faculty, staff and students with disabilities at UIC. CCSPD recognizes that people with disabilities are a diverse group, including individuals with visible and non-visible disabilities. This mission is motivated by the belief that people with disabilities are assets to the university, not liabilities.
  • Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW) works to improve the status of women at UIC with a primary objective to advise and make recommendations to the Chancellor regarding attitudes, policies, and procedures that affect women faculty, staff and students. The committee will undertake projects and will also recommend changes in campus structures, policies and programs as appropriate.