Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog
Year 2004 - 2005
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.
It is the policy of the University of Illinois not to engage
in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital
disability, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the
military, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the
Vietnam era and to 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 programs and activities. Complaints
of invidious discrimination prohibited by university policy are
to be resolved within existing university procedures.
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.