Dancers at Annual Diversity Day

The Mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is to "value and seek diversity in students, staff, faculty and patients." The college is continuously working to promote diversity awareness and knowledge by fostering an environment of inclusion, respect and appreciation of differences. There are many diversity initiatives that serve as resources to our student, faculty, and staff such as diversity programs, training, and activities.

Creating an environment that fosters diversity remains at the forefront of our goals. This website serves as a resource for the college by creating an educational and clinical environment supportive of diverse students, faculty, and staff.


Student Organizations

Please visit the COD student life page for a list of student organizations.

UIC Resources

     UIC Office of Diversity

     African American Academic Network

     Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change

     Graduate College Office for Recruitment & Diversity Affairs

     Latin American Recruitment & Educational Services Program

     Native American Support Program

     TRIO / Academic Support Program

  Chancellor’s Status Committees

     Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Asian Americans

     Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Blacks

     Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Latinos

     Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues

     Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities

     Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women


American Dental Education Association

The ADEA Access, Diversity, and Inclusion Portfolio provides information about diversity in the broader world of oral health care.

Reports & Meetings

The Diversity Strategic Thinking Outline Document outlines the College of Dentistry's response to UIC’s Diversity Strategic Thinking Plan.

The COD Diversity Advisory Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:30-1:30pm in the Dean's Conference Room, Room 104E.

Darryl D. Pendleton
Associate Dean for Student and Diversity Affairs
College of Dentistry (MC 621)
801 South Paulina Street, Room 104
Chicago, IL 60612-7211
(312) 355-1670