ADEI hosts open house in new campus location Friday, March 6

Settled into their new space on the fourth floor of the Health Services Building, the staff in Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) invite you to their open house on Friday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ADEI moved into the suite previously occupied by the Disability Resource Center, which moved to the first floor of the Campus Life Building.

The fourth-floor suite now includes the ADEI offices dedicated to Social Justice Education, Academic Diversity and the main office of Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden. Those offices used to be spread across two floors in Altgeld Hall.

The Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is now located on the fourth floor of the Student Health Services building.

The move to the Health Services Building on Wirtz Drive has brought the ADEI teams in closer proximity to each other, ADEI Assistant Vice President Monique Bernoudy said, and represents an enhancement for students.

“The people in our offices need to interact on a regular basis and be able to maintain our good rapport, and that wasn’t always easy in our previous arrangement,” she said.

“We also are a little more centrally located for students, and when they come here, we have a broader set of services that we can connect them with at once.”

Others recently moved to the fourth-floor suite include the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education, previously housed in the Campus Life Building, and Brandon Lagana, director of planning and assessment for the Office of Undergraduate Studies and ADEI.

The ADEI office of Undocumented Student Support remains in the Campus Life Building, and the Diversity and Cultural Resource Centers will remain in their current locations as well.

The moves align with university-wide efforts to provide welcome and inclusive spaces for students and encourage collaboration.

For information on the upcoming ADEI open house or the office in general, call 815-753-1568 or visit the ADEI website.

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