Diversity and Inclusion

UIS embraces diversity, as part of our success and excellence.

We are committed to having a campus that celebrates diversity, and recruits diverse talent, making every student feel included and welcome.

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The university is a place where people from different cultures and experiences learn together. We include and value all of the members of our campus community.

We strive to create a campus climate that values diversity and that eliminates intolerance and stereotyping. Unfair treatment, intimidation or threats of violence is always unacceptable and we will do everything necessary to support and protect members of our campus community.

– Chancellor Koch and Interim Provost Ermatinger

President’s Award Program

The President’s Award Program (PAP) assists the University of Illinois to enroll highly capable students who have been admitted to one of the U of I campuses and are members of historically underrepresented groups and groups that have been less likely to enroll at the University. Find out more about this scholarship program for campus diversity.

Diversity Resources

Access and Equal Opportunity

Dedication to diversity is part of the fabric of the university.

Coalition Builders

Leadership training organization that works to eliminate prejudice and conflict.

Disability Services

Enrichment through inclusion, advocacy and support.

Diversity Center

Serves students from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Gender and Sexuality Student Services

Understanding sexual orientation and gender identity.


Resources for prospective and current international students.

Music Appreciation

Increase awareness of global music instrument technologies in a broad array of historical and geographic musical environments.

Safe Zone

Ally for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning.

Women’s Center

Resources, workshops, speakers, awards and more.