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Diversity Center University of Illinois Springfield

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9184690636_ba19348fb6_o Purpose

The Diversity Center provides a forum for students with a common bond to unify and support each other and share their cultural achievements with the university community. The Diversity Center is an educational, social, and political force on campus to represent and advocate for the concerns and problems for all diverse students. Students bring about positive change through working collectively, united together.


The Diversity Center is a cultural, educational and social entity on campus to represent and advocate for the concerns and challenges of all students.

The goal of the Diversity Center is to foster a supportive environment for students to live, learn and grow as active members of the academic community and as individuals. We are dedicated to developing an understanding of differences through educational, cultural, and social programming activities and to assist in the recruitment, transition and retention of ethnic minority and underrepresented students at UIS. The Diversity Center promotes intercultural dialogue and other initiatives to create a campus climate that welcomes diversity, eliminates divisions, intolerance, and stereotyping.

University of Illinois Springfield Diversity Statement:

“The University of Illinois at Springfield is committed to excellence in a learning environment enriched by diverse experiences, culture and perspectives. Dedication to diversity is part of the fabric of the university and integral to its vision of becoming one of the best small public liberal arts universities in the nation.”

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