Diversity

Inclusion. Equity. Broad-minded thinking. Global understanding.

With each degree or certificate conferred, ICC is creating a small ripple of change for the better in our world.

We’re proud of our awards, grants, and collaborations. But we still have a long way to go to eliminate every barrier to success – and that means we’ll never stop working to make our campus safe and inspiring for students, faculty and staff.

Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI)

The WEI program develops our regional workforce by providing participants with a credential and a living wage. It addresses high-demand careers and serves low-income individuals, those living in high crime and high poverty areas, unemployed individuals, and minorities.

Learn More About WEI

Our Diversity Pledge

Illinois Central College stands committed to diversity in all its dimensions. The College embraces, values, and encourages diversity at all levels of its operation. The College stands for tolerance, non-discrimination, and cultural sensitivity.

Inclusion is at the core of Illinois Central College’s educational and service strategies. Respect for diverse individuals will be evident in the College’s interactions with students, employees, and the communities it serves.

Recruiting Diverse Faculty

Spend your day changing the world. ICC is looking for full and part-time faculty instructors from diverse communities.

Join Our Team

Equity in Athletics

ICC’s Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Report demonstrates our commitment to and progress toward gender equity in our intercollegiate athletic program.

View the Report

TRiO helps students find their way through the uncertainties of college by offering direction, help, and support.

This is a free academic support program funded by the United States Department of Education through its TRiO Student Support Services initiative.

Learn More About TRiO

Harvesting Dreams is designed to increase the recruitment, retention, and academic success of African American students attending ICC.

The group meets weekly on Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm @ East Peoria Campus, Leitch Career Center, CC102.

Get Involved

ICC’s Diversity Retention Coordinators work with Black and other minority students to provide early academic support and counseling to ensure their success.

Available resources include:

  • Retention services
  • Academic advising
  • Career guidance
  • Advocacy
  • Tutoring
  • Strategies for success
  • Transfer information
  • Specialized workshops
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring

Connect with Minority Student Retention

Tod Daniels

Ericson Beck

Tara Lindsay

ICC partners with Ameren to improve college readiness, enrollment, and success. College YES offers academic success service, cultural activities, individualized attention, college scholarships, and career guidance.

Eligibility is for Peoria District 150 students with financial need. Check with your high school counselor to see if you’re eligible.

Racial Justice and Equity Coordinator


VP Workforce & Diversity