The role of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) at Illinois College is to be a vital resource for realizing the College’s aspirations of leadership and service.
- to support, educate, and empower all students with particular regard for those who identify as historically underrepresented and/or marginalized
- be a hub for engaging the campus and surrounding communities, actualizing IC’s democratic principles, and building coalitions.
- as the “conscience of campus,” and assures campus community members and their guests that they are welcome and belong.
- Once a month, all IC members are welcome to attend a “dine and dish” event, where the community discusses that evening’s topic over a shared meal.
- ODEI sponsors cultural celebrations and co-curricular programming during the various heritage months, such as Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and others.
- Through cultural competency trainings and facilitated discussions, ODEI ensures that IC’s campus as a whole supports and honors students coming from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized communities.
- Supporting student organizations to foster a sense of belonging and community while also allowing the students to shape their wider community.