Disclosures & Appeals

Nondiscrimination Statement

The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.

The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University programs and activities.

University complaint and grievance procedures provide employees and students with the means for the resolution of complaints that allege a violation of this Statement. Members of the public should direct their inquiries or complaints to the appropriate equal opportunity office.

Policy Council 

Revised May 31, 2005 

For additional information or assistance with the equal opportunity, affirmative action, and harassment policies and procedures of the University of Illinois at Chicago, please contact:

Office for Access and Equity
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
717 MAB (MC 602)
Chicago, IL 60612-7207

Phone: (312) 996-8670

Grievance Procedures

UIC is committed to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity involving students and employees. Freedom from discrimination is a foundation for all decision making at UIC. Students are encouraged to study the university’s “Nondiscrimination Statement.” Students are also urged to read the document “Public Formal Grievance Procedures.” Information on these policies and procedures is available through UIC’s Office of Access and Equity.

Appeals

Although a reversal of an initial decision is unlikely, an applicant may appeal a denial of admission. Appeals may be submitted only by the applicant and must contain significant new information that was not part of the original application. This does not include grades received after the after application deadline or missing application materials (including late recommendations).

If an applicant chooses to appeal, the appeal must specify the decision being challenged and the basis or bases for that challenge, and must request a specific remedy. Appeals must be in the form of a written request to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. Further details can be found on the University Regulations page of the UIC Graduate College website.

To appeal denial of admission to the undergraduate program (BSN), file through the UIC Office of Admissions.

To appeal denial of admission to a graduate program (graduate-entry MS, AGMS, DNP, PhD), outline your appeal in the form of a written request to:

UIC College of Nursing
Office of Academic Programs
845 S. Damen Ave. (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612