The Office of Women's Affairs and the Campus Advocacy Network offer students several ways to get involved and make a difference in women's lives on campus and in Chicago .
Each year advises the student organization Student Outreach Services as they produce Eve Ensler's widely popular play The Vagina Monologues , a theatrical performance to celebrate women and end violence. The show is student produced and acted and profits from the show go to local agencies, groups and organization involved in the struggle to end violence against women. Over the last four years the show has raised over $20,000 for these groups. For more information about how you can get involved call (312) 413-1025.
GWS 294: Peer educators create social change and reduce violence
GWS Fall Course # 11911
GWS Spring Course # 21138
The Office of Women's Affair now offers a 3credit class through Gender and Women's Studies. In this class you can learn how to join in the struggle to end interpersonal violence, especially domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The class helps students develop the skills they need to conduct effective anti-violence educational workshops on campus. In addition, you will gain comprehensive understanding of these types of violence. For more information on this class go to UIC Gender and Women's Study Course Descriptions.
Once you've taken the course, you are qualified to join the Campus Advocacy Network Team of Peer Educators. As a member of the Peer Education Team, you can help develop new and innovative educational programs, staff fun fairs, and bring new ideas for anti-violence campaigns. You will be able to reach students like yourself and educate them about violence and how they can help to end violence and create social change.
The Office of Women's Affairs also supports Feminists United (FU), as student group working to bring visibility to women's issues on campus and around the city.