Voices of Illinois

  • Inclusive Illinois is about our individual and collective commitment:

    I will encourage the expression of different voices, perspectives, and ideas.

    I will challenge my own beliefs, opinions, and viewpoints.

    I will advocate for an accessible, safe, and respectful environment to enhance the living, learning, and working community at Illinois.

    I will acknowledge and respect the multiple identities represented in each individual.

    My commitment will be demonstrated by my voice and my conduct.

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Statement of Diversity

  • As the state’s premier public university, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s core mission is to serve the interests of the diverse people of the state of Illinois and beyond. The institution thus values inclusion and a pluralistic learning and research environment, one which we respect the varied perspectives and lived experiences of a diverse community and global workforce. We support diversity of worldviews, histories, and cultural knowledge across a range of social groups including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, abilities, economic class, religion, and their intersections.

    Read the complete Resolution on Diversity Values Statement.

Highlighting Diversity


  • Inclusive Illinois Day:
    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

    This year's Inclusive Illinois Day Lecture Series on Diversity and Cultural Understanding will include a lecture by Ted Childs. Mr. Childs worked at IBM for over 39 years. Through the leadership of Childs, IBM broadened the definition of diversity to include sensitivity to cultures, sexual orientation, and age, as well as gender, race, and disability. As a leading corporate diversity expert, Childs understands the importance of embracing diversity and the advantage it provides in the war for talent in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. His lecture, "Workforce Diversity: A 21st Century Discussion," will be held in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom at 4:00pm-5:30pm with reception to follow.

    View the Inclusive Illinois events going on across campus.

    Visit the Faculty Women of Color of the Academy FWCA)

    For more events, check out our Diversity Calendar