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Diversity and Inclusion

Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

University Mission and Policy

EIU is committed to diversity and inclusion and fosters opportunities for student-faculty scholarship and applied learning experiences within a student-centered campus culture.


Internal Governing Policies

Leadership Commitment

EIU will be a premier comprehensive university, global in its reach and impact, where personal connections with faculty and staff support students’ academic success.

Contact Us

The Office of Civil Rights and Diversity serves as a resource to the university in the areas of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Diversity. We encourage you to contact us with questions or report issues related to discrimination or harassment. Contact us at civil@eiu.edu, (217) 581-5020, 1011 Old Main.




Eastern Illinois University provides equality of opportunity in education and employment for all students and employees. Discrimination based upon race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis of discrimination precluded by federal and state statutes is strictly prohibited.