Diversity Center

The Diversity Center fosters a supportive environment for students to live, learn and grow as members of the academic community and as individuals. We develop understanding of differences through educational, cultural, and social activities.

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Program FlierWE RISE UP

This is a viral campaign created by the UIS Diversity Center. In the upcoming weeks more and more students, staff, and faculty will have the opportunity to tell their stores and state why they “RISE UP.” Each week this site will be sharing the videos on the Diversity Center YouTube Channel the Diversity Center Facebook Page  and here on the Diversity Center Page!

We want to hear from you!

If you have any suggestions to help provide to our students, please submit this anonymous form.


(217) 206-6333

Dr. Clarice Ford, Ed.D.

Executive Director

Sophia Gehlhausen Anderson

Coordinator of Programs and Outreach for Hispanic/Latino Students

Monique Williams

Coordinator of the Necessary Steps Program

Justin Rose

Coordinator of Diverse Student Programing

Kerry Pointer

Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning and Allied Resource Office

Office Location

Student Life Building (SLB),
Room 22

Diversity Center Hours

Academic Year 2014 – 2015
Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Additional hours available
upon request

Diversity Center lounge area is open
Mon. – Wed.: 8am – 11pm
Thurs. & Fri.: 8am – 1:00am
Sat.: 10pm – 1:00am
Sun.: 9am – 11pm

To reserve the space, contact the SOC office at: (217) 206-4762