Our Mission

The mission of the Committee is to provide leadership on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in UIC communities. This includes addressing needs of staff, faculty, students and alumni of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. The goal is to enhance a supportive environment which will foster full participation by all members of the university's communities in teaching, public service, and research.


Every year the CCSLGBTQPA sponsors events and people. Past sponsorships have included Lavender Graduation, UIC Enough Is Enough, and student participation in MBLGTACC. If you are interested in being sponsored, please click here for more information.


In 2007, the CCSLGBTQPA scholarship was established. Since then, one graduate and one undergraduate student receive an award for their excellence and involvement in the LGBTQ community. For more info click here

Lavendar Research Forum 2014




Photos taken by Elizabeth Thomson