University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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COVID-19 Operations Update

Updated August 17, 2020   

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is open and available to serve the University of Illinois community throughout the Fall 2020 semester, with the following modifications. 

  • All services and staff are available both online and via phone during business hours Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 5 pm. 
  • In-person meetings, interviews, and appointments are available by request and can be scheduled in advance. Please allow 2 business days to schedule an in-person meeting. 
  • To follow current social distancing guidelines, only limited walk-in services are currently available at our physical office locations. We recommend calling ahead to schedule an appointment or arrange a meeting. 

Fall 2020 Hours

Swanlund OVCDEI Administrative Offices

Due to social distancing, walk-in availability to the Swanlund OVCDEI administrative offices will be limited. To schedule an in-person meeting with the OVCDEI administrators located in Swanlund, please call (217) 300-9580 or email

Requests, Claims, and Reports 

The Office for Access & Equity continues to process requests for reasonable accommodations, discrimination and harassment claims, and sexual misconduct reports that we receive. All of our teams, including the Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, ADA are currently able to follow up with you virtually online or by phone. Meetings and interviews will be conducted online or by phone. In-person meetings are available by request. 

To discuss scheduling an in-person meeting with the Office for Access & Equity, please call (217) 333-0885, email, or view our staff directory for specific contact information. 

Title IX, Sexual Misconduct Reports, and Support 

The Title IX Office staff remains available to respond to sexual misconduct reports and provide information about rights and options, provide pregnancy-related assistance for students, and to answer questions and discuss concerns.  

At this time, the Title IX Office is offering phone, Zoom, and in-person appointments. If you would like to meet in-person, the meeting will be held in the Title IX conference room and masks will be required. Please call (217) 333-3333 or email to schedule an in-person meeting. 

Academic Search Process 

OAE will continue to approve academic search forms on a normal basis. There should be no in-person interviews physically on campus for any position at this time. Interviews should be conducted by video or phone. If you would like to extend a search due to the circumstances, please email with the job id and the extension date.   

Academic Inclusive Excellence Diversity Programs and Trainings 

The capacity for face-to-face trainings is currently limited for the Fall semester; however, trainings are being modified for an online platform to continue delivering and serving our campus.  

To request a training, please complete the DEI Trainings Request Form. For additional questions, please contact Linden Reid at (217)-300-9822 or email

Business & Community Economic Development Consulting 

Virtual meetings for community and university partners, diverse business consultations, and assistance with CMS BEP certification can be arranged by contacting the Office for Business & Community Economic Development at (217) 244-2907 or email

If you have additional questions, please contact or call (217) 300-9580.