Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog
Year 2005 - 2006
The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most
fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity,
and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and
employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious
discrimination in all its forms.
The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or
harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual
orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a
protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state
nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws,
orders, and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to
admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University
programs and activities.
University complaint and grievance procedures provide employees
and students with the means for the resolution of complaints that
allege a violation of this Statement.
Governance and Accreditation
The three University of Illinois campuses – at Springfield,
Urbana-Champaign, and Chicago – are governed by the U of I Board of
Trustees and are among 12 public university campuses in the state,
all coordinated by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Internally, UIS is governed by the chancellor with advice from
administrators and the Campus Senate.
UIS is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of
the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. You can
the Commission in writing at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400,
Chicago, IL 60602-2504; by phone at (312) 263-0456 or (800) 621-7440;
by fax (312) 263-7462; by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; or
go to the website at www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.
UIS has implemented a number of policies, including those relating
to affirmative action, religious observances, sexual harassment,
use of drugs and alcohol, and possession of weapons. An overview
of all these policies, as well as the Campus Safety Policy,
is available at www.uis.edu/humanresources/policy/policy.htm.