The Graduate College


One of the most diverse universities in the Midwest

Angelina Pedroso Center


The Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs (APCDIA) brings together NEIU students, faculty and staff and members of the community at large to celebrate individual differences, promote dialog on topics of diversity and social justice, and share contributions of our multicultural society through workshops, retreats, conferences, and trainings.

The APCDIA approaches diversity with a multiple social identity perspective so that people can identify with their specific backgrounds. We foster intercultural awareness, inclusiveness, and respect for all cultures through educational and co-curricular programs and initiatives. We are home to the Latino Resource Center, African/African American Resource Center, and the Asian/Global Resource Center. The APCDIA encompasses much more than ethnic and racial identity, we welcome all identifications of national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and more.