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Welcome to the UIC Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) website!

For 20 years, we have been providing UIC students, staff, faculty and alumni and members of the Chicagoland area with dynamic programming and resources around gender identity sexual orientation and their intersections with other identities. Look around for our events, opportunities, collaborations, and how to connect with resources!

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Check out the GSC Annual Report 2013-14!

  • The GSC provides education, outreach, research and support for and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied people.

    We serve students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members throughout Chicago of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations through cultural events, scholarly lectures, public dialogues and interactive trainings.  We also connect students, faculty, and staff at UIC with resources, referrals and opportunities.

     

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  • The Gender and Sexuality Center is one of the six Centers for Cultural Understanding & Social Change (formerly known as the Centers for Diversity) at UIC housed in Academic Affairs reporting to the Office of Diversity.

    The six centers include: African-American Cultural CenterAsian American Resource and Cultural CenterDisability Resource Center, Gender and Sexuality Center, Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, and the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center.

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    Visit us in the Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB) Room 181, participate in a program, make some new friends, become a financial sponsor, reserve the GSC Gallery (BSB 183) for your student organization or seminar meetings, or stop by to see the latest art exhibit.

     

     

  • The Gender and Sexuality Center at UIC creates a more inclusive campus and catalyzes positive social change in the world. Our programs are designed to

    - cultivate student success

    - promote research

    - expand opportunities for intercultural engagement and build robust community partnerships.

    - illuminate the multiple layers of diversity within LGBTQ identities including race, class, ability, geography, immigration status, religious affiliation, and other individual different factors.

     Let’s work together to make a difference!

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  • Brief Historical Timeline of the GSC
    1994
    The Office of GLB Concerns opens at UIC.

    1998
    The Office name evolves to include the T for transgender.

    2002
    Safe Zone program launches at UIC.

    2006
    The Advocate magazine names UIC one of the queer-friendliest campuses in the country.

    2007
    UIC celebrates the first Lavender Graduation in Chicago.

    2007
    The Office’s name changes to Gender and Sexuality Center.

    2009
    Gender neutral bathroom opens in BSB.

    2012
    The Center spaces are renovated for increased public programming.

    2013
    Campus Pride and the Huffington Post name UIC one of the Top 25 LGBTQ-friendliest campuses in the country.

     

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