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Office for Recruitment & Diversity Affairs

The Graduate College Office for Recruitment and Diversity Affairs furthers UIC's commitment to a diverse and enriched educational environment. We offer professional development, fellowships, and other initiatives to recruit, retain, and ensure the success of underrepresented graduate students.

Responsibilities of this office include:

Coordinating the recruitment of academically talented underrepresented students to UIC administrating the Graduate College's Summer Research Opportunity Program, the Graduate Pathways to Success Program,  the Urban Health Program, the PASSAGE Scholars Program, the Fellows Mentoring and Support Initiative.  Graduate College staff meet regularly with enrolled graduate students to inform them of academic opportunities and funding sources as well as meeting individually with prospective students. The Recruitment and Minority Affairs Office also hosts campus visits for groups of McNair Scholars. Staff members are available to present workshops on the graduate admission and funding processes.

For more information on recruitment in general at UIC or further details about the opportunities described in this section, please feel free to contact the Office for Recruitment and Diversity Affairs at (312) 413-2556 or lford@uic.edu.