Signature Events


Black Graduation

At the end of each Spring semester, the Diversity Center hosts an additional graduation ceremony for those who identify as Black or along the African diaspora. As a bookend to Black and African students’ time at UIS, this graduation ceremony is meant to celebrate, honor, and bestow cords on the participating graduates.

This event reaches our goal of Identity Enhancement.

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Black History Month

As yearly tradition, UIS celebrates and commemorates the African diaspora and its impact on the world and community. During the month of February, the campus engages in deep conversations, performances, and ceremonies that explore and unmask Black history, culture, and global impact.

Check out Black History Month 2019 with this link!

This event reaches our goals of Diversity Awareness, Cognitive Development, Leadership Development, and Equity and Inclusion.

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Black Male Collegiate Society (BMCS) Induction Ceremony

As part of the Black Male Initiative, the Diversity Center partners with BMCS to showcase the individuals who have fulfilled their service requirements to become members of BMCS.

This event reaches our goal of Identity Enhancement.

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Hispanic/LatinX Graduation

At the end of the Spring semester, the Diversity Center hosts an additional graduation ceremony for those who identify as Hispanic or LatinX.

This event reaches our goal of Identity Enhancement.

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Ouch!: That Micro-Aggression Hurts

In an effort to make our campus a more inclusive, equitable, and socially just environment, the Diversity Center, in collaboration with Gender and Sexuality Student Services and the Women’s Center, has created the “Ouch!” workshop as a way to educate participants on the subject of micro-aggressions and give participants tools to combat them.

This event reaches our goals of Diversity Awareness, Cognitive Development, Leadership Development, and Equity and Inclusion.

To learn more about the office goals, please visit page.


Pan y Cafe

As part of the Hispanic/LatinX (H/L) Initiative, the Pan y Cafe series is an opportunity for the campus community to gather, enjoy traditional H/L pastries, and talk about topics surrounding H/L communities.

This event reaches our goals of Diversity Awareness, Cognitive Development, and Equity and Inclusion.

To learn more about the office goals, please visit page.


Soup and Conversation

Soup and Conversation is a series where the campus community comes together to share a meal and talk about a topic related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This event reaches our goals of Diversity Awareness, Cognitive Development, and Equity and Inclusion.

To learn more about the office goals, please visit page.


What Stands Between Us

As an ongoing attempt to promote an inclusive, socially just and aware campus, What Stands Between US is a program designed to make students aware of bias and predispositions they may have and how to reflect on their thoughts.

This event reaches our goals of Diversity Awareness, Cognitive Development, Identity Enhancement, and Equity and Inclusion.

To learn more about the office goals, please visit page.