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Diversity Center University of Illinois Springfield

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9184690636_ba19348fb6_o Purpose

The Diversity Center purpose provides a forum for the UIS community to unify, support each other, and share their cultural education achievements.


The Diversity Center is an cultural, educational and social entity on campus to represent and advocate the concerns and challenges for 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 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.”

Previous Chancellor Richard Ringeisen

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