The commitment of Illinois College to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity and human dignity requires that decisions involving the Illinois College community be based on individual merit and be free from unlawful discrimination in all of its forms, as specifically prohibited by law.
It is therefore the policy of Illinois College to fully comply with all applicable federal and state laws of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity laws, orders and regulations. Illinois College will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, sex, 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 and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination and equal opportunity laws, orders and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admission, employment, access to and treatment in the College programs and activities.
- Illinois College follows all procedures as required by the Family Rights and Privacy Act.
- Illinois College is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
- Illinois College is an Equal Opportunity Educator / Employer.
- Illinois College is a charter member of and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
- Illinois College is a member of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges and the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities. It is also recognized by the American Association of University Women and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Illinois College does not stand in loco parentis to its students. It accepts the State of Illinois and Federal policy that its students are fully functioning adults. Within its framework and tradition, Illinois College will continue to provide a caring environment in all of its academic and social life.
In addition to these policies, Illinois College has adopted the following diversity statement:
Illinois College is committed to providing an environment in which all members of the college community will find support for their individual growth and development whatever their race/ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, national/geographic origin, language use, socio-economic status, first generation status, veteran/military status, or political ideology. As we shape our campus community, the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion is expressed within policy, practices, programming, decision-making, strategic planning, and pedagogy. Under this multidimensional framework, Illinois College will strive to develop a pluralistic community that directly supports our commitment “to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts” and to developing in our students “qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service."