The University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity ( HEED ) Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
The HEED Award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities for commitment to diversity and inclusion. UIC will be featured in the magazine's November 2014 issue.
UIC was selected for its diversity and inclusion initiatives and its broad definition of diversity on campus, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community and others.
The school is Chicago's largest university, with 27,500 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state's major public medical center.