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