The affirmation, appreciation, and inclusion of multiple cultures are vital to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff and the IMSA community will be able to thrive in a multicultural academic and residential environment. From this perspective it is important that community members be effective at interacting across cultures, which is essential to IMSA’s vision of “igniting and nurturing creative, ethical scientific minds that advance the human condition”. IMSA’s diverse cultural groups also include the political orientations, statewide regional cultures, and the multiplicity of beliefs, ideas, and visions that are critical to fostering an educational environment where students, faculty, and staff exchange ideas freely, encourage critical thinking, and reexamine their personal perspectives.
IMSA is a leader in educating and developing a diverse STEM pipeline of creative, ethical, and scientific innovators for Illinois and the world. We aspire to become a recognized global leader and catalyst in equity and excellence in STEM teaching and learning, innovation and entrepreneurship.
José M. Torres, PhD, President
Excerpt from: IMSA360: 2018 Annual Report
Diversity Plan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Board Policy on Equity and Excellence, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Diversity Plan: Academic Year 2014/2015 Status Report, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Diversity Plan: Academic Year 2015/2016 Status Report, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Diversity Plan: Academic Year 2016/2017 Status Report, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy