The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless other members of the Black community have further exposed the racist beliefs, behaviors, and systems that Black people experience in America. The Office for Access and Equity reaffirms our commitment to cultivate an environment where our Black community members experience racial equity as a reality, and not an aspiration. We denounce racism against all groups and will continue to provide support and resources for those who are impacted by harassment or discrimination.

As part of the Office of the Chancellor, the Office for Access and Equity (OAE), strives to increase access to employment, programs, and services in an environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) provides confidential consultation, facilitation and mediation services to students, faculty, academic and support staff.


  1. Michael Diaz (4th from the left)
    December 5, 2017: Michael Diaz, Executive Associate Director, served on a panel at the "Standing Up for Dignity and Respect: An IDHR Panel Discussion Honoring Human Rights Day".
  2. Photo by Danielle Earls
    April 19, 2017: Break the Silence Rally. The Office for Access and Equity joined the rally to show support, along with UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center/Campus Advocacy Network and the UIC Undergraduate Student Government.

UandICare: You are Welcome Here

The U and I Care program is an initiative by the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) to strengthen the University of Illinois at Chicago’s network of care for students. The purpose of the program is to provide options and resources for students facing personal difficulties and to empower other students and university personnel to take action when such concerns arise. [read more]