Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Educators Toolkit

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Inclusive Statements for Syllabi

Multilingual Student Statement

I am committed to making course content accessible to all students. If English is not your first language and this causes you concern about the course, please speak with me.

Undocumented Students

Undocumented students are welcome in this class. If you are undocumented and need assistance with successfully completing courses or a degree at NIU, the coordinator for Undocumented Student Support, Sandy López, can help you with advising, campus services designed for undocumented students, and other university resources. Visit Sandy in the Campus Life Building, room 236 or contact her at slopez1@niu.edu or 815-753-2391

Note: For all students addressing undocumented immigration as a category of analysis in class, do not use the word "illegal(s)" in a discussion. The term "illegal(s)" promotes a culture of intolerance and violence toward foreign nationals and undocumented immigrants. A more accurate and non-offensive term is "undocumented immigrant(s)." The use of this language signifies respect to the population addressed and reflects our campus's most basic values of diversity and civility in academic discourse.

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Contact Us

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Health Services 408
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-8399
Email: equity@niu.edu
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