The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to fostering a climate of respect, tolerance, and free exchange of ideas. Please refer to the resources below to learn more about what is available on campus.
Campus Resources and Offices
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion focuses on making Illinois a place where all people can achieve their full potential as students, faculty, and staff. Staff work in areas of accessibility and accommodations, affirmative action, discrimination and harassment prevention, and Title IX.
Facility Access Maps
Facilities and Services (F&S) maintain an access map which includes building layouts and locations of services such as ADA compliant entrances, all gender bathrooms, water fountains, accessible parking, and more.
Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
The mission of the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services is to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the programs, services and activities of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through the identification and enactment of reasonable modifications to institutional policies and procedures, the provision of effective auxiliary aids and services, the establishment of innovative educational services, and the pursuit of interdisciplinary disability research.
Mental Health and Wellness
The Mental Health and Wellness website was developed in response to feedback from students, faculty, and staff indicating a need for a centralized place of resources available on our campus. The site is also designed to help users identify their concerns and connect you to the best resource for those concerns.
Mental health, wellness, access and accommodation resources are complex, can overlap, and can be addressed on the individual, social, and institutional levels. This site aims to be both specific and flexible enough to get you connected to the right resources to address your concerns.
Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA)
OMSA is part of Student Affairs, and staff offer services to enhance the academic achievement, personal development, and graduation rates of first generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students at Illinois.
International Student and Scholar Services
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is committed to providing culturally sensitive services of the highest quality. We strive to create an environment that is conducive to a successful educational, personal, and professional experience. We serve our international population and campus units through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach.
This campus office provides information, resources, and guidance for undocumented students, Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and those affected by immigration reform.
Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations
The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations connects students with cultural centers on campus, including the Asian American Cultural Center, the Bruce B. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, DiversityEd, International Education, the LGBT Resource Center, La Casa Cultural Latina, the Native American House, and the Women’s Resource Center. In addition, this office sponsors events on diversity, social justice, and cultural understanding, and facilitates a variety of workshops and training programs.
Cultural Centers and Houses
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.
Asian American Cultural Center - 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.
La Casa Cultural Latina - 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 and Sexuality Resource Center - The mission of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 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 LGBT community but for the entire University of Illinois community. The GSRC seeks to help in the efforts to address homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexist attitudes and beliefs on the campus, and to work to make the environment safe and affirming for all students, faculty, staff, and LGBTQIA+, queer, non-binary, and GNC students, faculty, and staff.
Native American House - Native American House (NAH) 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. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the many educational, cultural, and social events and programs. The NAH welcomes all, while centering the voices and lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples.
Women's Resource Center - The mission of the Women's Resources Center is to improve the campus climate for women students, which we do by developing and implementing programs that address social issues through an intersectional lens. We work collaboratively with individuals and groups to identify personal, social, economic and political issues that adversely affect women, and offers support through advocacy, education, financial awards, and social action. The Center also serves as the designated provider of Confidential Advising services, offering advocacy and support services to students, faculty, and staff of all genders who have experienced sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, stalking, and/or dating/domestic violence).
Student Groups - UIUC offers nearly 100 student groups related to culture and diversity, and you can explore them all before arriving on campus. Don't see what you're looking for? You can always create your own group as an Illini, too!
Access and Achievement Program
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Access and Achievement Program provides retention services to LAS declared and undeclared students affiliated with the Educational Opportunities Program and the President’s Award Program at the University of Illinois.
Graduate College's Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
This office in the graduate college provides internal and external fellowship support and programs for graduate students.
Faculty/Staff Assistance Services
The staff of FSAS is dedicated to providing quality, confidential assistance to employees and their families who may be experiencing difficulties that impact their lives. This includes assessments, short-term counseling, crisis services and referrals to appropriate resources.
Illinois Distinguished Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars Program
Individuals from underrepresented groups (all fields) and women (in STEM) who are promising candidates for campus faculty positions may be nominated for the Illinois Distinguished Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Program. Funding is available to support up to four post-doctoral research associate or visiting scholar positions that would enhance campus diversity.