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UIC Business is committed to advancing the diversity of excellence our faculty, staff and students bring with them from our local communities and around the world. The inherent values of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging provide the foundation upon which our inclusive community is built. We are committed to fostering a culture that prioritizes identity exploration, educational development, critical thinking, and joy. It is our goal to champion our educational excellence and connection to the Chicago business community to further the next generation of diverse business leaders.

Black Emerging Leaders Academy Heading link

Welcome to the next generation of diverse business leaders!

Black Emerging Leaders Academy is a free program designed to support African-American/Black undergraduate students in their leadership journey through UIC Business.

Why should you participate in the Black Emerging Leaders Academy?

  • Scholarships available
  • Connect with other new students before Fall semester
  • Learn more about available resources at UIC
Apply Today

UIC Business Diversity Committee and Programming Heading link

UIC Business is committed to promoting diversity and advancing student success in a climate that welcomes and affirms all students in the complexities of their social identities.

Charged by Dean Sandy Wayne to continue the work of improving the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of our diverse students, the UIC Business Diversity Committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students to meet those goals. The Diversity. Equity and Inclusion Committee meets monthly to advance the diversity mission of the college. For more information about the committee, including how to join, please email Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Shonta Durham-Wiersema.

UIC Business Diversity Peer Mentor Program

Designed to increase the academic success and social engagement of UIC Business students, the Diversity Peer Mentor Program matches incoming first-year students with an upper-class student to connect and build relationships as they transition to their first year of college. In addition, the program features monthly workshops focused on student success and identity- based topics. Diversity Peer Mentees, please click here to track your engagement.

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Black Marketplace Party Heading link

Members of Black Students in Business, Dean Wayne, Joey Maman, Kim Moon

In February Black Students in Business hosted a Black Marketplace Party. The event featured student vendors, selling their products and promoting their businesses. While attendees shopped the exceptional vendors, they enjoyed music from DJ John West, soul food, and the company of one another. Over 200 students, staff, faculty, and Chicago community members were in attendance, ending Black History Month with a resounding success!

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Selected UIC Resources for students, faculty and staff to support inclusion Heading link

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