Mission and Vision
The Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs honors all differences, fosters leadership, and promotes diversity, intersectionality, and social justice in a student-centered environment. We approach diversity through a multiple social identity lens.
We foster intercultural awareness and inclusivity through educational and co-curricular
initiatives that empower students to be agents of social change.
Acknowledging our differences is not about separating people, but about learning from new
perspectives. While our programs, services, and space are open to all NEIU students,
we have a concentrated focus on the following identities:
• African and African American
• Asian and Asian American
• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Ally
The Pedroso Center seeks to engage all students at NEIU to create and sustain a culture of inclusivity across the boundaries of culture, sexual orientation, gender, and other social
The African & African American Resource Center, Asian & Global Resource Center, Latino/a Resource Center, LGBTQA Resource Center, and Women's Resource Center beginning in fall 2015 will be located in one centralized space. The Angelina Pedroso Center is located in the B Building - Suite 159 (link to campus map is below), located near the intersection of St. Louis & Catalpa. In the B Building, the Pedroso Center is located in the easternmost area of the building, at the entrance closest to St. Louis & Catalpa.
Campus Map, note select "show legend" and "university life" to highlight the B Building.
Fall and Spring (end of August - beginning of May)
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Summer Session (beginning of May - end of August)
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The following are available to members of the NEIU community:
- Kitchen (including refrigerator, microwave, sink, etc.)
- Study areas
- Multiple libraries (see individual Pedroso Center identity websites for each library)
- Pedroso Center Staff
Please see the contact information for Pedroso Center staff below. You can reach out to staff members to meet with them during their office hours. Contact information is available on the Contact Us page.