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.Make your commitment now...
Come celebrate diversity on our campus as Colleges and Units express their commitment to cultivating a community at illinos where everyone is welcome. Make your commitment on September 24th.
Last year's Larine Y Cowan Award winners: From left to right: Heidi Johnson, Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access; Associate Chancellor Menah Pratt-Clarke; Lynette O'Neal, Leadership in Diversity category ; Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise; Louis Bergonzi, LGBT category ; Adrian Burgos (accepted by his wife Dolly and their two daughters, Miranda and Julia), Teaching & Mentoring category; University Housing (Director Jim Rooney accepted the award), Access & Accomodations category. Each year, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access grants awards to peer-nominated individuals/nits for their commitment and efforts to diversity and inclusion. http://diversity.illinois.edu/makeadiffaward.html
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Inclusive Illinois Day:
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014.
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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.
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