Office of Diversity, Equity, and AccessUniversity of Illinois
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News

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The Gender Equity Council has updated the Women at Illinois brochure. View the brochure.

View the Campus statement of commitment to Inclusive Illinois

Campus Responses


Amended Regulations: Executive Order 11246 Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/LGBT.html

Reaffirmation of Campus Commitment
Read the Chancellor's reaffirmation of the Campus Commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and equal access. View the new website WeCare, created for the reporting incidents of sexual assault.

Awards

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Illinois earns 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award:

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Illinois is being recognized by Insight Into Diversity magazine as a recipient of their 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the fourth year in a row. The HEED Award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses. View the press release.

Calendar

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November 11, 2016
31st Annual Celebration of Diversity

LARINE Y. COWAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AWARDS

In honor of its past director, Dr. Larine Y. Cowan, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access (ODEA) at the University of Illinois is proud to announce a call for nominations for the 2016 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Awards. Consistent with its history in human rights advocacy, social justice, and diversity, ODEA seeks to identify, recognize, and honor nominees who demonstrate exceptional dedication to and success in promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, hiring practices, courses, programs, and events.

Nominations may be submitted by any member of the University community (co-worker, supervisor, adviser, dean or department head, student). Self-nominations are welcomed.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Advocacy for LGBTQ Affairs
Honoring students, staff, or faculty who have demonstrated their commitment to supporting and promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) affairs at Illinois.

Excellence in Access and Accommodations
Honoring individuals or campus units for their efforts to expand and improve the utilization of programs and structures by persons with disabilities.

Leadership in Diversity
Honoring nominees who demonstrate exceptional dedication to and success in promoting diversity and inclusion via research, hiring practices, courses, programs, and events.

Teaching and Mentoring in Diversity
Honoring faculty, instructors, or lecturers who have consistently contributed to the promotion of understanding critical issues related to diversity and equity in teaching and/or the mentoring of diverse students.

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access is to serve as a resource to campus units by facilitating compliance awareness and promoting an inclusive community through diversity, education, and outreach initiatives.

1004 South Fourth Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
diversity@illinois.edu

Phone (217) 333-0885
TTY (217) 244-9850
Fax (217) 244-9136