Mission Statement

The Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Blacks (CCSB) serves as an advisory body to the Chancellor on all matters of concern pertaining to the academic, professional, and social aspects of Black life at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). CCSB takes a leading role to identify, develop, support, and advocate for those things that will improve the climate and conditions for Blacks at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The CCSB will advise and make recommendations to the Chancellor regarding practices, policies, procedures, and programming that affect Black students, faculty, and staff.  The focus of the CCSB will include, but not limited to, the following:



The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Blacks (CCSB) began as an informal constituency composed of students, staff and faculty. It was referred to as the "African American Student, Staff, and Faculty Association". During 1975-1978 the group was organized through the Educational Assistance Program (EAP). EAP was the forerunner to all current academic support programs, i.e. AAAN, LARES, TRIO, ACE, CHANCE, etc. The traditional focus of the committee was to advocate for African American student recruitment and retention. The primary objective was to advise the Chancellor on needed actions to facilitate African American success on campus.

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