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. The Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of LGB Issues was established in 1991 by Chancellor Stukel. Within two years, the CCSLGBI proposed that an office be established to focus on LGB issues for students, faculty, and staff. Major concerns at that time centered around Climate, Same-Sex Domestic Partnership Benefit Issues, Safe Space, and additional resources and events. The inclusion of transgender people, and all queer people and allies, soon followed.

We continue to be involved with issues involving campus climate, including healthcare in policy and practice, education, public service and outreach, and research.