We believe that a diverse workforce is more productive, creative, and adept at solving complex challenges.

We are training future global leaders and recognize that we as a department should strive to reflect the world and communities that we serve. We are actively working toward increasing the number of people from backgrounds that are too little represented in academia within our faculty and student body. We are committed to fostering a safe and welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff to succeed and thrive through diversity, equity, and inclusion. We also uphold our college's diversity values statement

DEI Contact


Tepora Su'a
Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Chemical Sciences

505 S. Mathew Ave.
109C Noyes Lab
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-6416

Graduate Students & Postdocs can schedule an appointment here:


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