Equal Opportunity & Access

President Guiyou Huang: Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Western Illinois University

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Western Illinois University. As your 12th president, I will commit time and energy to existing and new initiatives, including diversity and racial and social justice. I am dedicated to student success, growth, and transformation, and I will tirelessly advocate for our University community.

Together, we will uphold and strengthen our University's commitment to social justice, equity, and diversity, and together, we will stand up to hate and racism. At WIU, we respect every person. We welcome everyone regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, and veteran status.

Every member of our Western Illinois University community is essential to creating and upholding an inclusive and welcoming climate that is respectful, civil, and supportive for our students, faculty, staff and guests. 

Thank you for all that you do. I look forward to working with you to continue our initiatives to further enhance our great University.


Guiyou Huang, Ph.D.
Western Illinois University