The Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science recognizes that its central mission — enhancing global well-being through geospatial, natural, and social sciences — is only achievable in an environment where all can contribute freely and without prejudice.

Our faculty, staff, and students are strongly committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to safeguarding our community from discrimination based on identity or background. As such, we embrace the principles of academic freedom, diversity, equity, and inclusion as articulated in the University of Illinois’ policy against discrimination and harassment.

For more information about the university’s stance on diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit the website of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Affairs. For campus information concerning discrimination and harassment prevention and reporting, visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Access, the Office for Student Conflict Resolution, and the University of Illinois Ethics and Compliance Office.