The Department of Psychology is committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting diversity among its undergraduate students and majors, graduate students, faculty, and staff.
The Department of Psychology is comprised of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, including many international students and first generation college students. Through our Diversity Advancement Committee (DAC), we seek to actively create and sustain an environment in which individuals from different backgrounds are valued and respected. The University of Illinois at Chicago is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the country. As a first-class research institution, we believe that the diversity of our people and ideas makes us nationally unique and competitive.
The Diversity Advancement Committee (DAC) is a faculty committee with the central mission of supporting an environment in the Department that enhances appreciation of and diversity issues of ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, social and economic status and physical ability.To achieve this mission DAC focuses on the following:
- Promoting research on diversity and the inclusion of diversity issues in the Psychology Department curriculum.
- Encouraging recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and graduate students
- Creating opportunities for discussion of diversity issues in the Psychology Department
- Serving as a clearinghouse for diversity-related events on the campus and in the Chicago area