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Chancellor's Status Committees

UIC is among the nation's most diverse universities. We consider diversity a strength that contributes to the success of our students, staff, faculty, and institutional research. Neither diminished state support nor a more challenging financial environment should deter us from our commitment to diversity. UIC established the Chancellor's Status Committees to assist the campus community in supporting our diverse students, faculty and staff. Every year, faculty, staff, and students are nominated by existing committee members and appointed annually by the Chancellor as an official executive committee member. Their participation reflects the importance of service to the university and reflects the diversity of our campus. Involvement in Status Committee meetings and events is open to the entire UIC community and supported by the Chancellor thereby considered approved for employee participation. We encourage you to call upon the Status Committees to seek their assistance or take part in their efforts in the areas described below. You can also consult their websites for greater detail on activities, events and subcommittees.The Chancellor's Status Committees report to the Office of Diversity.

Committee on the Status of Asian Americans (CCSAA) - The CCSAA promotes the academic, social, cultural, mental, emotional, and professional welfare of UIC's Asian American faculty, staff, and students. CCSAA addresses concerns and makes recommendations to the chancellor related to employment, climate, representation, recruitment, and retention, among other issues, that are of concern to the campus Asian American community. The committee works collaboratively with diverse communities on-campus and builds relationships with off-campus Asian American community organizations.

Committee on the Status of Blacks (CCSB) - The CCSB serves as an advisory body on matters pertaining to the academic, professional, and social aspects of African and African American life at UIC. CCSB addresses issues relating to campus governance, employment practices, public relations, student affairs, and other issues that affect the well being of Blacks on campus. The committee works collaboratively with UIC's diverse community.

Committee on the Status of Latinos (CCSL) - The CCSL was established to promote the development of educational, professional, and career opportunities among UIC Latinos. The committee addresses issues of general concern to Latinos at UIC.

Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer People and Allies (CCSLGBTQPA) - The mission of CCSLGBTQPA is to provide leadership on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people and allies issues the UIC community. This includes addressing needs of faculty, staff, students and alumni of diverse sexual orientations and expressions of gender. The goal is to enhance a supportive environment, which will foster full participation by all members of the university's communities in teaching, public service, and research.

Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD) - The mission of CCSPD is to promote empowerment and inclusion of faculty, staff, and students with disabilities at UIC.  CCSPD recognizes that people with disabilities are a diverse group, including individuals with visible and non-visible disabilities.  This mission is motivated by our goal to integrate all members of this diverse community into every aspect of campus life.

Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW) - The CCSW works to improve the status of women at UIC with a primary objective to advise and make recommendations to the Chancellor regarding attitudes, policies, and procedures that affect women faculty, staff and students. The committee will undertake projects and will also recommend changes in campus structures, policies and programs as appropriate.