Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Illinois Tech
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Illinois Institute of Technology is a community that values and respects its members. We appreciate that our faculty, staff, students, alumni/ae, and trustees come from many backgrounds and many parts of the world. We embrace the contributions that differences offer. We are committed to providing a working and learning environment in which all students and all members of the faculty and staff are able to realize their full potential.
President's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
In 1890 the university was founded in order to lift up people of all backgrounds with education that would help them meet the needs of the age. Ensuring every student at Illinois Tech is still afforded that opportunity is of the upmost importance.Read More
Illinois Tech was born to liberate the collective power of difference to advance technology and progress for all. Our whole community is committed to deliberate and meaningful work to promote a diverse and inclusive environment that enables everyone to reach their full potential. As president, I am committed to the principle that every voice should be heard, every culture should be respected, and every identity should be honored.
It is critical that we continue to say clearly with one voice that Black Lives Matter. The university leadership and I condemn all forms of racism—structural, institutional, and individual—directed toward Black people in the United States and across the world, and we are committed to ensuring inclusion and representation on campus.
We must embrace and support the Black Lives Matter movement, and we must say clearly in one voice that Black Lives Matter.
This means we must renew our commitment to substantially increasing access for African-American students to our university, as well as increasing the number of African-American faculty and staff members and opening doors of opportunities for their advancement, as well as working to be an even better partner with our Bronzeville neighbors.