The mission of Illinois Institute of Technology’s Office of the Vice Provost for Student Access, Success, & Diversity Initiatives (SASDI) is to create partnerships which support and empower students’ access to and success in higher education and career development. We build and steward sustainable and transformational partnerships through impactful initiatives. This approach contributes toward the diversity of Illinois Tech and supports mutually beneficial community relationships in alignment with the university’s strategic plan Many Voices, One Vision.
We seek to become a source of and resource for great ideas and best practices that are inspiring and impactful. In collaboration with our partners, we aim to expand innovative pathways and support systems for a diversity of students to access and succeed in their higher education and career development. We do this to develop global learners into culturally competent and career-ready graduates, thus contributing to Illinois Institute of Technology’s role as a leader in the fields of STEM+ education.
THROUGH ACCESSWe seek to identify and enhance the academic progress and career development of students through a combination of imaginative and persistent educational approaches of innovative and global learning.
THROUGH SUCCESSWe seek to create an innovative educational environment that provides global learners with equitable support and the proper opportunities to develop and achieve their dreams, inspire generations, and succeed as diverse and culturally competent graduates.
THROUGH DIVERSITY INITIATIVESWe seek to increase the diversity of the Illinois Tech community in celebration and recognition of the value of the various facets of diversity, contributing toward an environment in which the STEM+ classroom and workforce reflect the rich diversity of Chicago, the United States, and the world.
Our core values are:
- Technical Fundamentals with an Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Chicago-Centered with a Global Reach
- Diversity & Inclusion
The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Access, Success, and Diversity Initiatives (SASDI) banner of work is meant to support students’ whole post secondary educational cycle and beyond. The departments that represent SASDI include:
- Continuous Improvement
- Administration: Budget, Marketing & Communication
- Early Career Communities (Global Leaders Program)
- Career Services
- Inclusion, Diversity, & Employer Engagement
- Student Employment Office
SASDI comes together to support students in innovative ways that ultimately supports the university through engaged students and engaged alumni.