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This Month's Events

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GSC Art Gallery


Safe Zone:
Creating A More Inclusive
Campus Climate for All

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Queer Compass is a dynamic series of workshops open to UIC's LGBTQA students at all levels to assist as you navigate the University, embark on your academic journey, cultivate community, share new skills, celebrate multiple identities, and document your college experience.

Please contact Moisés Villada at or 312-413-3036 for more information.


Safe Zone is based in a consultation and interactive workshop model that provides expertise in guiding units, departments and organizations as you increase awareness of LGBTQ issues and concerns and implement holistic and inclusive polices and practices.
Please contact Symone Simmons at or 312-413-8619 for more information. 


The GSC and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies are collecting oral histories around the life experiences of LGBTQ people who have engaged with and passed through UIC over the years. Starting with alumni, the project continues to expand. By documenting and sharing these stories, we are bringing generations together, investigating the role of the UIC in various social justice movements and personal journeys, and revealing the multiple dimensions of our lives.
Please contact Megan Carney at or 312-413-9862 for more information.


The GSC Gallery in BSB 183 invites queer artists and work that explores gender and sexuality. The GSC staff creates public dialogue programs in connection with each exhibit in order to examine ways in which the artwork connects to and enhances our understanding of current issues.
Please contact Megan Carney at or 312-413-9862 if you’d like your work to be considered for showing in the gallery.


The new UIC Heritage Garden sites are educational spaces that relate diversity to quality of life issues that benefit both people and nature. The garden uses an integrated approach that links environmental and social concerns to promote social change. 

The GSC, along with the other Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, are charged with making these a resource for the campus and neighboring communities through on and off-site cultural and horticultural programs, community outreach and engagement activities.

Learn more about the Heritage Garden.



Since 2005, Lavender Graduation has been the culminating celebratory event that honors the academic achievements of LGBTQA students at UIC. Each year the ceremony brings together students, faculty, staff and administration from across the university as well as families and community members.

Lavender Graduation is open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students completing their degree at UIC as well as UIC alumni.

Learn more and register HERE


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