LAS Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

One of the greatest strengths of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UIC is the vibrant diversity of our students, staff, and faculty. LAS is made up of individuals who bring different backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences with them, and our most profound accomplishments result from conversation and collaboration among these many viewpoints.

The College is thus committed to doing all that it can to maintain and support meaningful diversity, and to take full advantage of this diversity by ensuring inclusion and promoting the flourishing of all members of the LAS community. This attitude and the actions it implies are part of the fabric of daily life in LAS, and are expressed in a wide range of its programs and activities.

LAS Diversity Resources

LAS Diversity Initiative Awards

UIC Office of Diversity

The Office of Diversity guides UIC’s strategic efforts to advance access, equity, and inclusion as fundamental institutional values underpinning all aspects of university life.


Diversity News

Advancing Racial Equity

Diversity Data


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UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change

Campus Leadership in Times of Change

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During these times of unprecedented change, campus leadership has stated “At UIC, we are committed to addressing the deep systemic injustice of racism and advancing equity and inclusion for all people in Chicago, in the nation and around the world.  We are a community that values our differences, our diversity, and our shared compassion for humanity. We will always strive to be one grounded in mutual understanding and respect.” They have also brought our attention back to what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called the “fierce urgency of now.” Please see Campus and UI System Announcements below: