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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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  • News Release: 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration to Reflect on Positions of Conscience

    The Rev. Dr. William J Barber II to speak as part of the MLK Advocacy for Justice Virtual Celebration, Sunday, January 17 at 3:00 pm.

  • Five Faculty and Staff Recognized for Dedication to Diversity and Inclusion

    Five University of Illinois faculty and staff members have been recognized for their exceptional dedication to and success in promoting diversity and inclusion as the 2020 recipients of the Larine Y. Cowan Make A Difference Award.

  • Implementation Plan on Native Imagery

    Today, I am pleased to announce the release of this implementation plan, along with the next steps our campus will be taking over the next three years.

  • Our Commitment to Respect and Inclusivity

    All of us signing this message today extend our sincere apologies to our entire community, particularly those in our Muslim community, for the damage and pain these messages caused.

  • Post-Election Resource Guide

    As Election Day approaches, we would like to provide resources to assist the campus community in promoting strong dialogue and civic engagement. Here is a collection of on-campus resources and events, as well as external resources, that you may find useful as you navigate inter-political dialogue through your campus role.

  • Elections and Our Values

    We are at our best when we engage in dialogue that encompasses the widest range of views and voices. We will not and need not agree on every issue. We can, and should feel free to dispute, debate and challenge ideas and opinions as we choose. But we can always decide to do so in ways that preserve human dignity and recognize the lived experiences of others.

  • Reaffirmation of Our Commitment

    The diversity of our community and the perspectives, talents, and life experiences reflected within it fuel our creativity, advance deep, critical thinking, as well as the innovations needed to address racism and social disparities to improve the world and lives.

  • 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.


    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.