Diversity

We strive to foster an environment defined by diversity, inclusion, and openness. With new ideas, experiences, and perspectives constantly available to you, our campus provides a space in which all students can succeed on their terms.

proud Illini sporting orange & blue by the fountain during the Homecoming celebration

#1 most students of color among top-ranked Midwest universities
(NCES)

Cultural Houses

Open to all students, our cultural houses help you celebrate your own heritage and give you a better appreciation for other ways of life. Attend a Food for the Soul discussion with BNAACC or celebrate Día de los Muertos with La Casa!

Brenda with friends and fellow La Casa members

Un Camino a Sí Misma

At UIUC, Brenda has connected with her Mexican heritage while opening herself up to new experiences through the cultural center La Casa.

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113 countries and 50 U.S. states represented on campus

Resource Centers

Our resource centers work to foster an environment that's open, safe, and inclusive for people of all backgrounds and identities, and they offer opportunities for you to network and build support systems on campus.

Academic Support

The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) provides support services to enhance the academic achievement, personal development, and graduation rates of first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students at UIUC. OMSA offers tutoring, mentoring, advising, and more.

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Cultural Student Organizations

OMSA provides support services to enhance the academic achievement, personal development, and graduation rates of first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students at UIUC. OMSA offers tutoring, mentoring, advising, and more.

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