Office of Diversity, Equity, and AccessUniversity of Illinois
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Diversity Committees

Chancellor and Provost Committee on Access
and Accommodations

The committee is responsible for raising awareness and improving accessibility on campus for people with disabilities. In addition, the committee is responsible for providing recommendations regarding accessibility, recruitment, retention and promotion (when applicable) of students, faculty, and staff with disabilities.

Chancellor and Provost Committee on Race and Ethnicity

The primary goal of the Committee on Race and Ethnicity is to advise the Chancellor and Provost on issues of race and ethnicity including climate,
and the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students.

Chancellor and Provost Gender Equity Council

The purpose of the Gender Equity Council is to guide the implementation of initiatives and strategies that improve the representation of women at Illinois.

Chancellor and Provost Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer Concerns

The mission of the LGBTQ Concerns Committee is to provide advice and leadership on LGBTQ issues both for the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Illinois campus community. The committee is responsible for promoting guidance on addressing the needs of faculty, staff and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities to help ensure a campus environment that allows full participation by all members of the campus community in the University’s education, research and public engagement mission.

Illinois EDGE–Faculty Diversity and Cultural
Understanding Council

Illinois EDGE (Enhancing Diversity, Guiding Excellence) and the Chancellor’s and Provost’s Faculty Advisory Council on Diversity and Cultural Understanding focus on the identification and implementation of strategies to institutionalize the values and goals related to diversity at Illinois. EDGE seeks to assist in the development of a structure and culture of responsibility, incentive, and accountability, focused on objectives, targets, goals, implementation steps, and timelines.

Diversity Realized at Illinois by Visioning Excellence

This working group is comprised of highly respected faculty with the goal of impacting the faculty hiring process to ensure that diversity and excellence are an inseparable part of the hiring process. Faculty peer education efforts related to the search process should help to further the campus’ commitment to diversity.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee

Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee- The purpose of the MLK Jr. Planning committee is to develop programs which celebrate the mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through collaborative efforts between the University of Illinois Community and the Champaign-Urbana community.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee: