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Minority Impact Statement

In 1991, UIC introduced a policy requiring that all proposals for new programs and policies (both academic and general) be accompanied by a minority impact statement (MIS). UIC’s increasing commitment to a multicultural environment and increased educational opportunities for minorities has promoted continuance of an MIS that (1) identifies any disproportionate or unique impact of proposed policies or programs on UIC’s minority students, staff, or faculty; (2) provides a rationale for the existence of programs or policies having an impact on minorities; and (3) cites evidence of consultation with minority groups in cases where a policy or program had identifiable impact. The term “minority” refers to females; persons with disabilities; individuals who are gay, lesbian or bisexual (if known); Latinos; African Americans and Native Americans. Detailed information regarding this policy can be reviewed by accessing the link below.