Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.


The Arab-American Cultural Center is one of seven Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) – previously known as the Centers for Diversity – at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) in the Office of Diversity under Academic Affairs. The Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change are autonomous and collaborating units committed to positive social change grounded in the principles of inclusion, access, and equity. Our collective purpose is to expand understanding of the value of cultural diversity and connect diverse assets to find creative solutions for common challenges. This driving theme draws upon the Centers’ expertise in scholarship and cultural engagement to provide relevant support to our specific populations on campus and opportunities for intercultural engagement among students, faculty, staff, and Chicago communities.

The UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change are committed to student retention through intercultural engagement, vibrant scholarship, mentorship, and dynamic community partnerships focused on social justice.  Through engaged-learning opportunities and ongoing acts of activism and advocacy, the Centers validate the lived experiences of historically marginalized students, thus welcoming them to be their full selves and improving their overall student success at UIC.

Non-Discrimination Statement Heading link

UIC is firmly committed to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity. To this end, UIC strictly prohibits discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran, arrest records, genetic information, citizenship status and/or order of protection status, and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. The University’s Non-discrimination Policy protects persons from discrimination in all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, selection, promotion, transfer, pay, tenure, discharge, and discipline. It also applies to admissions and access to treatment in University programs and activities.

As part of the Office of the Chancellor, the Office for Access and Equity (OAE) is the office charged with reviewing and addressing complaints of harassment and/or discrimination.