University of Illinois Chicago

Public and Media Resources

Information for the public

The UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Marketing and Communications plays a vital role in facilitating relationships between the university, the media and the general public.  

Visit UIC today, the university’s news website, to read stories about the research, education, health care and public service initiatives happening on and around UIC’s campus. Also visit UIC today to subscribe to news releases and read official messages from the university.  

Follow UIC on social media

Connect with university news, information, images and campus life via UIC’s primary social media accounts, which are managed by Strategic Marketing and Communications.

To find a list of official social media channels for UIC colleges, schools, institutes, departments and programs, visit the UIC Social Media Directory.

News media

The Office of University Communications is the designated public information resource for the university and its hospital system, UI Health. Members of the University Communications team are available to assist members of the news media who are looking for information about UIC or are looking for expert comments.  

As Chicago’s public research university and the home of the state’s major public medical center, UIC’s faculty and clinical experts can provide insights on local, national and global news stories and trending topics, from emerging gene editing techniques to cure diseases to the psychological affects of rude workplace emails.

University Communications staff is also available to help arrange on-campus interviews and filming or photography opportunities. News media are not permitted inside UIC facilities unless approved by University Communications.  

News media members are also encouraged to subscribe to receive news releases and weekly emails highlighting campus events and available experts based on trending news topics.  

Public Information Requests

As a state institution, the university is subject to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which provides public access to government documents and records. All Freedom of Information requests to the University of Illinois administration or any of the three University campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield are processed by the Office for University Relations.

For additional information or questions about FOIA, contact University Relations at (217) 333-6400.

Brand identity

The Office of Marketing and Brand Management provides resources and guidance to help ensure that the institution’s marketing and communications initiatives are aligned with the university’s brand and identity 

The marketing office has a number of programs that protect the university brand while meeting the needs of our campus, community and partners. From providing access to logos to advising on the university’s endorsement and corporate responsibility policies, questions about the UIC brand and institutional marks can be sent to 

Filming on campus

UIC’s unique environment — a college campus with a variety of modern and classic architecture located near the heart of downtown Chicago — makes it an appealing filming location. Major productions, such as Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Shameless have used UIC locations as regular filming locations.