University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Student Training

For First-Year Students

Learning about Diversity at Illinois

The Learning about Diversity at Illinois E-Text module is presented in eight topic areas which include Engaging Comfortably with Difference, Searching for Similarities, Examining Assumptions, Anticipating the Impact of Identity Terms, Understanding Microaggressions, Environmental Microaggressions, and Responding to Microaggressions. This training is presented annually to all in-coming first year students in their college 100/101 courses.


First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (FYCARE) workshop is an interactive discussion on campus sexual assault focused on the ways that all students can be involved bystanders who can look out for the safety of one another. This training is required of all first-year students in the fall semester.


This experiential training is designed to help incoming students embrace differences and recognize shared experiences in order to build a welcoming and engaged campus community. This training is required of all first-year students in the spring semester.

For All Students

Sexual Assault Prevention Annual Training

All new undergraduate students, faculty, and staff are required to register for and complete the Sexual Assault Prevention Annual Training, which is designed to inform about Title IX expectations about the prohibition of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.

In the Zone Allies and Advocates Trainings

In the Zone, a collaboration funded by a Student Affairs Initiatives Grant to bring together the allies and advocates trainings which provided identity specific training for faculty, staff, and students. Offerings included:

Disability Ally Program

ICARE Bystander Intervention Training

LGBTQ+ Ally Network

Racial Justice Allies and Advocates Training.

Undocumented Student Ally Training

Veteran Ally Workshops

In the Zone is a collaboration of the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations, Disability Resources & Educational Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Chez Veterans Center, College of Applied Health Sciences.

For Fraternities and Sororities


GUARD is a consent and sexual assault prevention program for Fraternities and Sororities. This interactive program, offered in the fall and spring semesters, educates students on creating a safe campus which values consent, supports survivors, and intervenes in potentially dangerous situations. GUARD is a collaborative program between Fraternity & Sorority Affairs and the Women’s Resources Center.