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Support and Resources: Hate Incidents, Racism and Immigration
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. The collective purpose of the Centers at UIC is to promote the well-being and cultural awareness about underrepresented and underserved groups in order to expand understanding of the value of cultural diversity and to 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.
To learn more about the CCUSC, check out their websites:
- African-American Cultural Center
- Asian American Resource and Cultural Center
- Disability Cultural Center
- Gender and Sexuality Center
- Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center
- Women’s Leadership and Resource Center
U of I’s Non-Discrimination Statement
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.