University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Mission and Goals

The mission of Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (OVCDEI) is to use the transformational power of our university to lead our campus toward an increasingly diverse and inclusive community that is open, just, and welcoming for all.

Core to this mission are three goals: lead and foster collaborations that substantively increase inclusivity in all areas of university life, facilitate access to our university’s knowledge and resources through synergies that benefit both the local community and the state, and fulfill the university’s mandated compliance responsibilities. At the heart of who we are is a commitment to dialogue and positive social change, and core to our efforts is the acknowledgement of Native peoples and the land on which this university was founded.

The units of OVCDEI include the Office for Access & Equity, the Title IX Office, Office of Academic Inclusive Excellence, and the Office for Business, Community & Economic Development.