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EIU Diversity and Inclusion

Academic Disciplines

Africana Studies: Through the arts, humanities and social sciences, the Africana Studies program explores key aspects of the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world.

Asian Studies: The Asian Studies Minor promotes education about Asia, coordinates Asia-related courses, and offers and supports Asia-related programs and research across all campus units for the interest of the university and wider community.

General Education Courses: The General Education requirement offers students an intellectual foundation for their future academic, professional, and personal lives.

General Studies: The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program is a nontraditional approach to obtaining a fully accredited bachelor of arts degree. Designed for the mature adult who has family and career responsibilities and who may live at a distance from campus, the program combines sound academic principles with advances in technology to provide ways to achieve degree completion.

Latin American Studies: The Latin American Studies minor is an interdisciplinary approach that explores the history, culture, geography, economy, politics, art, literature and business climate of Latin America.

Religious Studies: The Religious Studies minor offers students an opportunity to explore this significant area of human culture from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective.

Women’s Studies: Women’s Studies is an area of study based on the understanding that gender is a fundamental category of social and cultural analysis.

Centers and Programs

Center for Clean Energy Research and Education (CENCERE): Committed to the development of clean, sustainable energy sources, the CENCERE partners with a cross-disciplinary team engaged in catalyzing new initiatives in energy research and education.

Center for the Humanities (CtH): The CtH promotes innovative ways of translating research into action, of translating between the past and the present, and providing opportunities for various constituents of the university and the community to come together to generate productive and interesting conversations about ideas, ourselves, and our world.

Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity (ICGD): The ICGD promotes education, fosters research, and helps coordinate the administrative work of the interdisciplinary majors/minors in Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, and Women’s Studies programs.

Making Excellence Inclusive (MEI): A signature AAC&U initiative, MEI is designed to explore how colleges and universities can fully utilize the resources of diversity to achieve academic excellence for all students.

Minority Mentoring in Mathematics and Sciences (M3S): Minority Mentoring in Math and Sciences (M3S) Program was initiated in 2006 by the College of Sciences with the objective of identifying minority math and science students and matching them with experienced and interested faculty mentors.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Education and Development (SEED) Center: The SEED Center was established as the new interdisciplinary home for entrepreneurial education, research, and community partnerships.

Women Exploring Business and Technology at EIU (WebT@EIU): This program is open to female undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Business, the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, the School of Technology, and the Department of Economics who are interested in professional development and mentoring.

Women in Science and Mathematics: The mission of this program is to recruit and retain female students in sciences and mathematics, and to mentor and provide stewardship to women sciences and mathematics majors for advanced degrees and career tracks.

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(217) 581-5020
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