Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Illinois Tech
More in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Illinois Tech
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
At this university we strive to have a diverse culture of unity, inclusivity, equity, and respect. My expectation is that everyone in our community should treat one another with respect and dignity regardless of gender, race, background, country of origin, religious affiliation, immigration status, orientation or any other such descriptor. We, as a community, must be clear that it is intolerable to allow anyone to be bullied or demeaned or shamed because of their ideas, decisions, background, characteristics or particular circumstance.
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.