In remembrance of Professor Dara E. Goldman.
A collaborative statement on academic freedom and critical conversations
To be truly inclusive, our commitment to academic freedom is even more important when controversial topics are discussed. We strive to be the best shared learning community we can be. This statement is part of that process.
Statement Correcting the Co-sponsorship of Transitional Justice Lecture
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion was incorrectly identified as a co-sponsor for a campus lecture titled “Unfinished Business: Zionism as Racism and Racial Discrimination.” As worded, this title does not invite participation and engagement with all members of our community and does not represent the values of our university.
Updates to COVID-19 Testing to Accommodate Extended Religious Fasts
A nasal swab test accommodation can be requested for students, faculty and staff who are participating in an extended religious fast.
OVCDEI Statement in Response to a Recent Act of Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism of any kind is offensive, unacceptable, and antithetical to our university values of inclusion and tolerance. All acts of hate and dehumanization creates cracks in what holds us together as a community, and as a community we must speak out against them.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2022
This year’s celebration will begin with the MLK Advocacy for Justice Celebration, Sunday, January 16 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. keynote by Dr. Derek Barber King, Sr., nephew of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Winter Open House 2021
Please join us for an open house to celebrate the opening of our new offices on Friday, December 3, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Four Illinois Faculty and Staff to be Recognized for Dedication to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
This year’s recipients include Leslie K. Morrow, JJ Pionke, Shardé McNeil Smith, and Avital Livny.
Announcing the Call to Action Research Projects, 2021-22
To read the list of this year’s projects is to begin to appreciate the full array of talent, creativity and commitment to use the power of research to transform lives and create an equitable and just world.
Yossi Klein Halevi and Mohammad Darawshe to Visit the University of Illinois
Yossi Klein Halevi and Mohammad Darawshe, two internationally-recognized thinkers on navigating the deeply-held divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will visit the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, October 7–9, 2021.