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Name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action


Historical Note:

On December 24, 1963, the University Committee on Human Relations and Equal Opportunity was established as the first of many steps to achieve the goal of equal opportunity.1 Among campus programs to deal with discrimination is the Office of Affirmative Action for Equal Opportunity, which was established in the budget of the Chancellor's Office in 1971-1972.2 In 1972, the Campus Council on Equal Opportunity was formed to integrate and oversee all affirmative action programs, including the Equal Opportunity Office. Its director serves on the Council.3

1. Campus Report, v. 3, no. 5, March, 1970.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 56th Report, Supplement, September 20, 1972, p. 490.

3. Campus Report, v. 5, no. 6, March, 1972.






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