Registered Student Organizations

American Nuclear Society Student Chapter

The ANS chapter is dedicated to the professional development of its members and the furthering of their overall knowledge of nuclear sciences regarding legislation, community outreach, and engineering. 

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Women in Nuclear

The group's main goals are educating the local community about the benefits of nuclear technology and professionally developing its members.  Throughout the year, the chapter presents at middle and high schools, helps with a Girl Scout merit badge workshop, and has a booth at Engineering Open House. Additionally, WiN hosts networking events (e.g., coffee chats) with successful women in industry and research.

Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC)

The Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) of the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is dedicated to representing the ideas, thoughts, and beliefs of the diverse NPRE graduate student body. The GSAC provides a structured and efficient line of communication between NPRE graduate students and Faculty on issues that have an impact on life as an NPRE graduate student. The interests of the NPRE graduate student body will be the driving force behind any action taken by GSAC in an endeavor to improve the NPRE graduate student experience and the NPRE department as a whole.

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DEI Resources

The Grainger College of Engineering Ombudsperson is the organizational ombuds who acts as a no-barrier, first-stop for faculty and staff in the college. This person is for faculty and staff seeking guidance, information, and insight from a trusted advisor who is impartial, informal, independent and confidential. 

Grainger Engineering Ombuds Office

The Office of Minority Student Affairs is a part of Student Affairs at the University of Illinois. From outside the classroom learning experiences, to physical and emotional wellness, leadership opportunities, global awareness, safety, fun, and career preparation, Student Affairs supports all aspects of student life at Illinois.

The entire Grainger Engineering community benefits when individuals from different personal, cultural, and disciplinary perspectives are working together. Increasing the diversity of our faculty and students is fundamental to our mission. It improves and accelerates the rate and impact of our academics, research, and reputation.

We seek to develop a diverse and highly motivated pool of engineering researchers, students and future graduates that will work together to address major societal challenges.

Grainger Engineering DEI

The mission of the IDEA Institute is to support scholarship, innovation, collaboration, and leadership in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access at all levels: faculty, staff, students, and K-12 outreach/public engagement.


Fostering excellence and diversity in STEM

The Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering program at The Grainger College of Engineering introduces talented and diverse pre-college students to active college students, and together they explore engineering and the sciences through hands-on, minds-on activities. WYSE strives to overcome opportunity gaps by providing students from underrepresented populations with opportunities to experience success and to be able to see themselves as future engineers, programmers, mathematicians, and scientists. Through collaborations with departments like NPRE, with corporations and foundations, and with in- and out-of-school learning partners across the state, the WYSE program offers multiple out-of-school learning opportunities for K-12 students in Illinois, the nation, and the world. 

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