The Office of Diversity. Mrinalini C. Rao Interim Special Assistant to the Provost & Advisor to the Chancellor for Diversity Professor, Physiology & Biophysics.
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Mrinalini C. Rao
Interim Special Assistant to the Provost &
Advisor to the Chancellor for Diversity
Professor, Physiology & Biophysics
Diversity – "the totality of the ways that people are similar and different – including by race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation and identity, disability, national origin and citizenship status, age, language, culture, religion, and economic status, particularly when those similarities and differences are used as a basis for unfair advantage and inequity.”
Through the Lens of Diversity
The goal of the Office of Diversity is to drive diversity into the fabric of our curriculum, scholarship, and operating structure such that we gain true benefit to learning, creativity, and innovation that diversity brings.
“We explore new ways to foster student and faculty success among people of every race, culture, gender identity, disability, and age through research scholarship and community engagement… At UIC, diversity is both a strength and a commitment – it is foundational.”
Chronicle of Higher Education
The UIC Way:
We Think and then We Plan
A Mosaic for UIC Transformation
Committee on the Status of:
Asian Americans (CCSAA); Blacks (CCSB); Latinos (CCSL); Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer People and Allies (CCSLGBTQPA); Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD); Women (CCSW)
“UIC is among the nation's most diverse universities. We consider diversity a strength that contributes to the success of our students, staff, faculty, and institutional research. Neither diminished state support nor a more challenging financial environment should deter us from our commitment to diversity.”
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The Office of Diversity
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