On September 5, 2023, Chancellor Robert Jones sent his annual message to the University of Illinois community reaffirming our university’s commitment to equity, affirmative action and accessibility. The message reads in part,

“At the beginning of each academic year, I write to reaffirm our commitment to build a university community that values diverse ideas, perspectives, and lived experiences, and where each person’s abilities, talents, faith, and culture are respected. Each one of us has a role to play in our university’s efforts to increase access to educational, research, and workplace opportunities by upholding the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equity, and human dignity.”

The complete message can be read in the Massmail Archives.