Advocacy

Over the years, the Chancellor’s Committee for the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD) has played a key role in advocating for the rights of students, faculty and staff with disabilities. Their advocacy work has informed our continuous efforts to create a more accessible campus. For example, in the past year, UIC has restructured and increased the staff of its Disability Resource Center and created a new Disability Cultural Center, which is one of very small number of university-based Disability Cultural Centers in the nature. These changes would not have been possible without the engagement and advocacy of members of the CCSPD, who continue to support the growth and development of both centers.

Amalia Pallares  |  Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity

Mission Statement

In promoting the academic, professional, cultural and social development of faculty, staff, and students with disabilities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD) is devoted to the following tasks:

  • Communicating the various elements concerning the status of persons with disabilities at UIC to administration.
  • Leading the cultivation of a positive, equitable environment where persons with disabilities may thrive in all areas and levels of their UIC experience.
  • Developing university programs designed to improve the quality of opportunities and curricula available to persons with disabilities.
  • Enhancing UIC’s relationship with the various alumni and communities that have and/or advocate for persons with disabilities throughout the Chicago-land area.