University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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  • Call to Action: Next Steps Forward

    It is now time for this university to place our deep abundance of knowledge, will, and expertise into motion to change the assumptions that inform our decisions to consider the necessary and difficult questions that we need to ask of ourselves as a university.

  • NAGPRA UPDATE: MORATORIUM

    Effective September 15, 2020, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will implement a moratorium on research, teaching, display, imaging, and circulation of human remains and cultural items that are potentially subject to NAGPRA at the University.

  • A New University Call to Action to Address Racism and Social Injustice

    Systemic racism and generationally embedded racial disparity are two of the greatest challenges facing our society. It is time for this university to issue this new and unequivocal Call to Action to address these embedded and persisting disparities at every level.

  • Where does the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program stand?

    Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its favor, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program remains a stopgap measure.

  • Juneteenth

    Today is a day of celebration and a reminder of the work that we as a university must commit to in order to undo anti-Black racism.

  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DACA program

    We are most vibrant as a nation when we welcome and support the most vulnerable among us to excel in their academic, creative and professional endeavors. Today’s decision affirms those values.

  • Reflecting on the events in Minneapolis and beyond

    George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. We can say their names and we can help ensure that they are not allowed to be forgotten.

  • New Title IX regulations released from the U.S. Department of Education

    Federal regulations may change, but our community responsibility to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct extends well beyond rules and mandates.

  • ‘Leaders Serve and are not Silent’ theme of 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

    This year’s community-wide celebration of the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. features over a week of activities across Champaign-Urbana. Focused around the theme “Leaders Serve and are not Silent,” the 2020 events reflect on how a commitment to the work necessary to make […]

  • An Update on NAGPRA at the University of Illinois

    Thanks to the efforts of numerous campus partners and units, the University of Illinois is another step closer to the implementation of full, coordinated NAGRPA compliance efforts across our university. Signed into law in 1990, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is the US federal law that requires […]