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This Month's Events

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GSC Gallery


Safe Zone:
Creating a More Inclusive
Campus Climate for All


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Let's work together to make a difference.

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.

Because identity has multiple dimensions, GSC programs seek to illuminate the multiple layers of diversity within LGBTQ identities including race, class, ability, geography, immigration status, religious affiliation, and other individual different factors.

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


We look forward to connecting with you.

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Gender and Sexuality Center Staff:

Megan Carney, Director
Room 1172 BSB (MC 369)

Moises Villada, Program Coordinator
Room 181 BSB (MC 369)

Symone Simmons, Program Assistant

Anna Lepsch
Graduate Assistant, Gallery Coordinator

Sergio Cueto
Student Worker, Communications Assistant

Shehzad Ukani
Student Worker, Communications Assistant

Main Center Phone Number: 312-413-8619
Main Center Email:


GSC Advisory Board for the 2012-13 Academic Year

Natalie Bennet, Assistant Director, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Jennifer Brier, Associate Professor and Director, 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 and Director of the Office of International Affairs at UIC

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

Carrie Sandahl, Associate Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development


Brief Historical Timeline of the GSC

The Office of GLB Concerns opens at UIC.

The Office name evolves to include the T for transgender.

Safe Zone program launches at UIC.

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

UIC celebrates the first Lavender Graduation in Chicago.

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

Gender neutral bathroom opens in BSB.

The Center spaces are renovated for increased public programming.

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


GSC, 1007 W. Harrison St. (MC 369), Chicago, IL 60607 :: Voice Phone (312) 413-8619 :: Fax Number (312) 996-4688