Computers and connectivity are crucial to access a range of online information and tools that individuals need not just to survive, but also to thrive. Access to computing devices and internet connectivity are now essential for modern life and should be a basic human right for all people in our community.
Accordingly, our vision is for this campus-community compact to establish and fund sufficient community resources to ensure that all residents, regardless of race, ethnicity,
neighborhood location, economic status or other identities will have access to computing devices, digital literacy training, and dependable, affordable internet connectivity.
We envision a future in which the university and community strive to be mutually interactive – where the university is a welcoming place that shares expertise and resources, and in which the community and university forge a vibrant partnership to combat racism and systemic inequities.
Our vision of Champaign-Urbana is one of a community that welcomes increasingly diverse cohorts of students who represent a wide array of cultures and ethnicities; a community that invests in and offers an accessible and engaging array of learning and individual growth opportunities.
*“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane”- Dr. Martin Luther King, JrPriority Areas