Chancellor’s Statement of Commitment
to Persons with Disabilities

Guided by the belief that people with disabilities are assets to the university, UIC is committed to full inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of university life. We seek to provide an academic, social and physical environment that makes disabled people integral to the diversity of perspectives that is vital to an academic community. UIC supports the principles of universally accessible design, alternative communication formats, and the expression of disability community and pride. At all levels of the university, UIC promotes equal opportunity, fair treatment, and the elimination of barriers for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Chancellor's written signature
Paula Allen-Meares, Chancellor


In promoting the academic, professional, cultural and social development of faculty, staff, and students with disabilities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD) is devoted to the following tasks:

  • Communicating the various elements concerning the status of persons with disabilities at UIC to administration.
  • Leading the cultivation of a positive, equitable environment where persons with disabilities may thrive in all areas and levels of their UIC experience.
  • Developing university programs designed to improve the quality of opportunities and curricula available to persons with disabilities.
  • Enhancing UIC’s relationship with the various alumni and communities that have and/or advocate for persons with disabilities throughout the Chicago-land area.