Welcome to the 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. Our aim 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.

Access: Opportunity to fully participate in campus life. Equity: Fair and just outcomes for all to achieve their full intellectual and professional potential. Inclusion: An individual or group sense of belonging as a valued member(s) or campus life.