We have a comprehensive network of department, college, campus, and community resources available to support students, faculty, and staff.
Department Resources for Students
Mentorship, education, funding, and community are just a few of the main resources our department has available for students.
Undergraduate students who are interested in becoming a course assistant can learn more here about the course and the application process.
Our network of student organizations is a great way to connect with peers within the department. Learn more about our RSOs.
Illinois CS has many scholarships, fellowships, and other external funding available to undergraduate and graduate students. Visit our Awards Wiki to learn more about these opportunities.
The department has a limited amount of funding available to support student travel and conference attendance. Apply here for departmental funding or check our awards wiki for other external funding opportunities.
Campus and College Resources
Grainger College of Engineering
- Grainger Engineering for Social Justice
- Institute for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access
- Report from the Anti-Racism Task Force
- Campus Cultural Centers
- Disabilities Resources & Educational Services (DRES)
- LGBT Resource Center
- Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations
- Title IX Reporting- WeCare
- Women’s Resource Center
- Read about other departmental and campus resources here
The department encourages and support students attending a variety of BPC-related technical, professional, and career development workshops. In addition to limited departmental funding, students are encouraged to check conference websites for other funding and scholarship opportunities.
- ACM-W regional celebrations
- ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing (Tapia)
- AfroTech Conference
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
- #blackcomputeHER conference
- Black in AI Workshop
- CRA-WP Grad Cohort Workshop for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills (IDEALS)
- CRA-WP Grad Cohort Workshop for Women
- Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC)
- Lesbians who Tech
- National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)
- National Society for Blacks in Computing
- Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Conferences: national and local
- Women in Cybersecurity Leadership Summit (WiCyS)
- Women in Machine Learning
External BPC Resources
- The Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing) helps students with disabilities successfully pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in computing fields, and works to increase the capacity of postsecondary institutions and other organizations to fully includesstudents with disabilities in computing courses and programs.
- The BPCnet Resource Portal is a clearinghouse for the community to learn about and engage with ongoing projects to address underrepresentation in computing.
- The Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT ensures that groups underrepresented in computing are fully engaged in computing and information technologies, and to promote innovation that enriches, enhances, and enables these communities, such that more equitable and sustainable contributions are possible by all communities.
- The programs, people, and mentoring provided by the Computing Research Association’s Committee on Widening Participation in Computing Research (CRA-WP) provide mentoring and support for women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities at every level of the research pipeline.
- The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students.
- The National Center for Women and Information Technology offers hundreds of free and easy-to-use resources for K–12, higher education, and corporations that support your effort to raise awareness, increase knowledge, and empower action to make sure every voice is heard.