The Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs develops and provides programming and initiatives in a welcoming environment designed to educate, empower, and retain students from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds.
We seek to engage students at all Northeastern Illinois University locations to create and sustain an environment of inclusivity across cultures, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, gender and other social identities.
- Student Success: Foster a learning environment by providing support, thought-provoking educational experiences, and interactive learning opportunities that increase student engagement, retention and graduation.
- Social Justice: Promote intercultural awareness, equity and inclusivity through educational and co-curricular initiatives that empower students to be agents of social change.
- Advocacy: Represent the needs and concerns of historically underserved student identities in order to ensure access to opportunity throughout all aspects of campus life while eradicating structural barriers.
- Leadership Development: Engage students in the development of critical thinking and cultural competence to encourage life-long learning and global citizenship.
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