Diversity Committees

The Office of Diversity is responsible for advancing access, equity, and inclusion on our campus. In addition to our office, there is a rich array of stake holders including students, faculty, and staff who also assist in the advancement of diversity on campus. A range of diversity committees work to advise various departments and units of our university, striving toward access, equity, and inclusion. Below is a list of our associated committees and a brief description.

An advisory group to the Chancellor, it consists of staff, students, and faculty who collaboratively monitor the needs of underrepresented and underserved groups and proactively make policy recommendations that improve the climate for these groups on campus.

Chancellor’s Committee on the…
Status of Asian Americans (CCSAA)
Status of Blacks (CCSB)
Status of Latinos (CCSL)
Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer People and Allies (CCSLGBTQPA)
Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD)
Status of Women (CCSW)

An advisory group to the Provost and the Vice Provost for Diversity, it consists of staff, students, and faculty who represent campus diversity-related units. It advises on matters pertinent to enhancing the positive impact of diversity at UIC. Specifically, the DAC provides counsel on diversity policy, procedures, and strategy.

“It is not simply a question of whom we admit as students or hire as faculty and staff (issues of access), but also how we respond to the diversity that each member of the UIC community brings (issues of excellence) and whether those we admit or employ attain their aspirations (issues of success).”

-Mosaic of Transformation, page 18

This committee consists of the chairperson(s) of each college and administrative unit’s diversity committee. Its role is to ensure that initiatives are underway and progress is being made as it relates to each unit’s diversity strategic plan. Specifically, its emphasis is on identifying areas for improvement, setting measurable goals, and monitoring progress toward those goals as it relates to advancing the principles of access, equity, and inclusion. It is a vehicle for facilitating communication, cooperation, and sharing of ideas across divisions of the university related to diversity efforts.

Colleges: Applied Health Sciences; Architecture, Design, and the Arts; Business Administration; Dentistry; Education; Engineering; Graduate College; Honors College; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Health; Social Work; Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Administrative Units: Academic Affairs; Student Affairs; Administrative Services; Development; Human Resources; Research; Government and Public Affairs

An advisory group to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, it consists of staff and faculty from UI Hospital, Health Science Colleges, Office of Diversity, and the Office of Access & Equity who collaboratively work to identify, recommend, promote, and review initiatives related to diversity and inclusion, cultural sensitivity, and health disparities.

“To be truly transformative, shared responsibility for diversity cannot be hierarchical and dependent upon higher authority. It must occur at all levels of operation, be engaged, and undertaken by all levels of faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Diversity cuts across disciplines, departments, functions, and administrative units. It transforms practitioners into leaders, increasing the sustainability of diversity priorities despite any change in university, campus, or diversity leadership.”

-A Mosaic for Transformation, page 14