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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Across the Curriculum

Diverse students at a laptop on campus grounds

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) offers an excellent research-rich undergraduate and graduate education in various disciplines, invigorated by the excitement for learning of faculty and students from diverse economic, racial, ethnic, social, cultural backgrounds, and gender identities.

LAS defines practicing diversity as the commitment to honoring difference, fostering inclusivity, and addressing inequity across and through the curriculum and in the demographic makeup of our student body.

LAS Demographics Heading link

  • 50 % Pell Grant Eligible

  • 54 % First-Generation Students

  • 48 % Historically Underrepresented Minorities

Diverse Ways of Knowing, Learning, and Acting Heading link

Through a liberal arts and sciences education, our diverse student body thrives intellectually and realizes its power to do good and effect change. Our mission is to provide an education that empowers students and future graduates to excel in tomorrow’s workforce and act for the public good.

The value of a liberal arts and sciences education at UIC is anchored in practicing diversity as an academic pursuit and vehicle for access, inclusion, and enacting positive social change.

LAS Student Support Units Heading link

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