Centers for Cultural Understanding & Social Change

The UIC’s Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (previously the Centers for Diversity) constitutes six autonomous and collaborating units under Academic Affairs. The Centers include the African-American Cultural Center, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, Disability Resource Center, Gender & Sexuality Center, Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, and Women’s Leadership and Resource Center.


The Centers are committed to positive social change grounded in the principles of inclusion, access, and equity. Our collective purpose is to expand understanding of the value of cultural diversity and connect diverse assets to find creative solutions for common challenges. This collective purpose draws upon the Centers’ expertise in scholarship and practice to provide relevant support to our specific populations on campus and opportunities for intercultural engagement among students, faculty, staff, and Chicago communities.


To learn more about each of the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, check out our websites:

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