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
• Latino and Latina
• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, & Questioning
• Women


APCDIA 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 identities.