On September 7, 2021, Chancellor Robert Jones sent his annual message to the University of Illinois community reaffirming our university’s commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action and equal access. The message reads in part,

“This commitment to create and maintain an equitable and just campus community is essential to upholding the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equity and human dignity, which are core to the mission of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Our university is committed to creating a campus community in which each person knows that their talents, perspectives, life experiences and faith traditions are respected and valued. We are also committed to using our intellectual and scholarly power to address structural and systemic biases and social disparities in our community, nation and world.”

The complete message can be read in the Massmail Archives.