Gender and Sexuality Center Mission
The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) at UIC provides and facilitates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally education, outreach, research, and support in order to create a more equitable and inclusive world.
The GSC approaches this work with an appreciation for and sensitivity to the way that multiple and intersecting identities impact individuals’ experiences with and expressions of gender and sexual identity.
Although the GSC is an identity-based Center focusing on gender identity and sexual orientation, we understand that identity has multiple dimensions and we continually consider race, class, ability, geography, immigrant status, religious affiliation, and other individual different factors in our activities and planning.
Established in 1995 as the Office of GLB Concerns, the GSC is currently located on the first floor of the Behavioral Sciences Building.
The Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change
The Gender and Sexuality Center is one of the six Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change at UIC reporting to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs in Academic Affairs.
The six centers include: African-American Cultural Center, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, Disability Resource Center, Gender and Sexuality Center, Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, and Women’s Leadership and Resource Center.
The most significant strengths of the Centers include their expertise in providing relevant support to their specific student, staff, and faculty populations and their capacity to provide education to the general campus. They are committed to connecting the experiences, needs, dreams, and commitments of diverse campus communities to advance our principle of making diversity a social asset.
Gender and Sexuality Center Staff:
Megan Carney, Director
Room 1172 BSB
Moises Villada, Program Coordinator
Room 181 BSB
Main Center Phone Number: 312-413-8619
Main Center Room: 1180 BSB
Main Center Mail Code: (MC 369)
Our intercampus Mail Code is 369. You can find UIC mailboxes in a variety of the main buildings.
GSC Advisory Board for the 2012-13 Academic Year
Jennifer Brier, Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
Mr. Stephvon 'Bo' Cook, Founder and President, One More Chance Clinic
John D’Emilio, Professor, Department of History and Gender and Women Studies
Linda Deanna, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Francesca Gaiba, Associate Director for Research, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
Johari Jabir, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies
Lynette Jackson, Associate Professor, African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies
Kevin Kumashiro, Professor, Asian American Studies Program
Jacqueline Leskovec, Program Coordinator, University Library
Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago; Professor of Economic History, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Patricia O’Brien, Associate Professor, Jane Addams College of Social Work
Miriam Saadia-Redleaf, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Carrie Sandahl, Associate Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development