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College of DuPage

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
(630) 942-2800
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School Information
"Since its inception in 1967, College of DuPage has matured into something very special. It's a community college with far-reaching impact. We're firmly rooted in the community that provides our mandate, yet committed to reflecting the needs and demands of an ever-changing world. "From our faculty through to our Board of Trustees, we understand the importance of remaining relevant on multiple levels: interpersonal, academic, civic, cultural and economic. With a steady eye on regional, national and international developments, College of DuPage fulfills its mission as an educational and economic agent of change for the residents it serves. "Beyond all other considerations, though, we are educators, devoted to the idea that knowledge is transformative. We believe there are few things more powerful than a mind engaged. We are excited by the possibilities ignited when knowledge is imparted through meaningful discourse, in the service of realizing each and every one of our community member's full potential. "We invite you to find out more about the world-class institution available to you and your family, right here at home." The college enrolls over 23,000 students, employs over 300 faculty, and offers over 90 certificate/degree programs. (Source: (Source: (Source:
General Information
As part of its initiative, the College of DuPage started its "Pathways Equity and Access Team". Another part of the initiative is supporting programming such as "Uncomfortable Conversations", which ran in 2020. It is unclear whether these programs contained explicit references to C.R.T. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance Department states, "Through professional development, Safe Zone training, required modules focused on social injustice and discrimination as it relates to academic literacies, discussion, and research, WRSA coaches eagerly learn equitable pedagogies for coaching to ground their practices in antiracist philosophy and racial awareness."
  • Fall 2023 programming for the Adjunct Faculty Training Institute included a module titled "Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusion in the Classroom," which discusses "equity in education, access and inclusion, and diversity in the classroom and beyond."
Program and Research Funding
  • DuPage is a member of the "Promotion of Underrepresented Minorities in Academic STEM (PUMA-STEM) Alliance" which is "focused on strengthening underrepresented minority student success in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Math] at primarily undergraduate and regional institutions." The eligibility portion states, "Preferential consideration will be given to students who identify as a member of a historically under represented racial and ethnic minority group (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Pacific Islanders)."
  • The college promoted initiatives such as the "Uncomfortable Conversations", which were held in 2020.
  • DuPage offers an e-course titled "Race, Power, & Privilege" which "helps students tap into their imaginations to grow and thrive in a diverse campus setting."
  • The Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion launched a video series titled "Positive Voices" that aims to "promote social understanding, cultural awareness and foster unity" for DuPage students.
  • DuPage has an "Accessibility, Antiracism and Inclusivity Resources" webpage which includes writing resources titled "Acknowledging Oppression" and "Avoid Stereotypes."
  • DuPage's Continuing Education Department offers a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program for employees/employers which includes courses on unconscious bias, inclusive leadership, and "managing conflict in a diverse workplace."
  • The Fall 2023 student orientation included a session on diversity, equity, and inclusion which educated students about the Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at DuPage.
Symbolic Actions
  • The college has a "Pathways Equity and Access Team".
  • The Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance Department issued its "Philosophy and Commitment to Antiracism" statement which reads as follows: "We recognize that post-secondary education and, more specifically, the concept of 'academic' writing and speaking perpetuated by these institutions can demonstrate oppressive standards for students of color...we commit to ongoing critical reflection of past and current systems of oppression in efforts to play our role in the combat of such systems."
Last updated October 2nd, 2023
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