On September 14, 2022, 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,

The University of Illinois is committed to being a community in which each person’s abilities, talents, perspectives, life experiences, faith, and culture are respected and valued. We can only achieve our mission as a global research university if we uphold the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equity, and human dignity, and use our collective intellectual and scholarly power to address structural and systemic biases and social disparities in our community, the state of Illinois, our nation and world. Every one of us — our students, staff, and faculty — has a role to play in this effort.”

The complete message can be read in the Massmail Archives.