Campus Resources at the University of Illinois
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign provides a number of resources to promote diversity and inclusion in campus life, some of which are included in the list below. If you would like to suggest a resource to add to this list, please contact a Diversity, Equity, and Justice Committee member.
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access is responsible for issues pertaining to:
- Americans with Disabilities Act: Doing What Can Be Done to Make Our Campus Accessible Friendly
- Community Outreach: The outreach mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access is to provide leadership by facilitating compliance and promoting an inclusive community through diversity, education, and outreach initiatives. Through our programs, campus, and community partnerships; we are able to serve as a campus and community resource that encourages equality for underrepresented populations
- Complaints and Grievances: to investigate and handle complaints of alleged discrimination on the basis of applicable Federal and State civil rights laws when a complaint has been filed internally or with an outside agency
- Resources: to serve as an informational resource for State of Illinois legislators, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, University administrators, University faculty, staff, students, and the public
- Training and Education: for faculty, staff, and students on diversity sensitivity, harassment prevention and other related programs
Contact the Title IX Office:
Title IX Office
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
614 E. Daniel Street, Suite 303
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (844) 616-7978
Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations
The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, part of Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is dedicated to recruiting and retaining underrepresented students, diversity education, civic engagement, and fostering the leadership skills necessary to develop global citizens. OIIR’s initiatives aim to support all students across campus, and approximately 20,000 students each year receive services or attend programs through OIIR.
In addition to our Diversity & Social Justice Education unit, OIIR includes six cultural and resource centers (below). OIIR also has programs, such as the 5 Days for Change cultural competence training, the Multiracial & Multiethnic Student Initiative, and the Native American Peer Mentoring program.
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center
The mission of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center is to provide a network of programs and support services promoting the individual, social, cultural and academic well-being of Illinois' African American students. Opened in fall 1969 in response to calls from students, the African American Cultural Center at Illinois was rededicated in 2004 to former Director Bruce D. Nesbitt, a trailblazer for opportunity and equality who inspired more than two decades of university students. BNAACC continues this work today as a vehicle for self-expression and leadership enhancement for students of African descent through workshops, seminars, and performing arts groups.
Asian American Cultural Center
The University of Illinois has one of the largest and most vibrant Asian American university communities in the midwest, where 1 in 4 students is Asian American or Asian international. The Asian American Cultural Center promotes cross-cultural understanding of Asian American and Asian international experiences, and provides educational and cultural support for Asians and Asian Americans in our university community. Opened in fall 2005, the Asian American Cultural Center provides the University of Illinois community with space to gather and share the diverse and rich cultures that are part of the Asian American experience.
La Casa Cultural Latina
Since its founding in 1974, La Casa Cultural Latina has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to Latina/o students and the campus community, as well as local and global communities. La Casa reflects the diversity of Latina/o cultures and exemplifies el éxito Latino that shapes the Americas in our contemporary world. The mission of La Casa Cultural Latina is to promote a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere through the development of educational, cultural, socio-political, and social programs that lead to greater recruitment, retention, advancement, and empowerment of Latina/o students.
Gender & Sexuality Resource Center
The mission of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center is to foster an environment that is open, safe and inclusive for people of all sexualities and gender identities.
The Center is a resource not only for the LGBTQIA+, queer, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming community but for the entire university community. It exists for anyone who is interested in learning about LGBTQIA+, queer, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people, issues, and concerns. For the LGBTQIA+, queer, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming community, the GSRC provides support for full inclusion of everyone in the university — including those who experience discrimination or who need support as members of the campus community.
Native American House
The Native American House serves as a support and resource center for all students and the community, providing programs that allow students the opportunity to enrich their cultural and academic experiences at the University of Illinois. After nearly 15 years of Native student protests and lobbying efforts, the Native American House opened in 2002 with the mission to build a Native-centered learning community. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the many educational, cultural, and social events and programs tailored about Native American culture, people, and current events.
Women's Resources Center
At the Women's Resources Center, we aim to support and connect students by linking them with faculty, alumnae, staff, community leaders and other women students through programs, workshops, mentorship, meals, fun activities, and networking events. The Women's Resources Center was established to empower women and strengthen alliances with men, offer opportunities for all students, including trans and gender non-conforming students, build leadership skills, challenge sexism, racism, heterosexism, ableism, and all forms of social oppression, and achieve greater gender equity and cultural diversity. We're committed to creating community among students, student groups, and the University of Illinois. We're committed to YOU! All genders are welcome at the Women's Resources Center!
Inclusive Illinois and Campus Conversations on Diversity Series Videos
Inclusive Illinois is about creating one campus of many voices. Our goal is to work towards an image of Illinois as a multi-patterned quilt--weaved together cohesively, yet incorporated and respecting the distinct cloths and pieces of our unique identities.
UIUC Facility Access Maps
Facilities and Services (F&S) maintain an access map that includes building layouts and locations of services such as ADA-compliant entrances, all-gender bathrooms, water fountains, accessible parking, and more. Visit the UIUC Facility Access Maps for the most current information about resource locations on campus.
Religious Observances that Affect the Academic Calendar
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has compiled a list of religious observances widely observed by students and employees at the University of Illinois. The table is provided to aid in planning academic events throughout the semester.