diversity policy


The Carle Illinois College of Medicine embraces the university’s commitment to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff, which is essential to fulfilling its mission and vision. The college of medicine actively promotes an inclusive environment in which students, faculty and staff can learn, teach, research and serve.

Diversity encompasses the dimensions of race, gender identity, ethnicity, age, culture, national origin, language, religious belief, abilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, lifestyle preference, political ideology, academic background and veteran status. While we celebrate diversity in all its forms, our mission and vision inform a fundamental commitment to the recruitment of African-Americans, Native Americans and Hispanic/Latinos at all levels including students, residents, faculty and staff. We have a commitment to recruit women students, faculty and staff in STEM. We also have a commitment to recruit individuals from a range of academic and socioeconomic backgrounds, including first generation college students. We will make proactive and intentional efforts to achieve, promote and sustain diversity, while meeting evolving federal and state standards.

Carle Illinois is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education. All employment and admissions practices and activities are conducted on a nondiscriminatory basis, as outlined in the technical standards.