Welcome to the UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center

The Women’s Leadership and Resource Center coordinates and develops programming around women’s issues that educates and empowers our community. We provide training and programs for UIC departments on working more effectively with gender issues, and we provide individual consultation on issues such as sexual harassment and sexual assault.  In addition, our center is a safe place for women to study, relax, and for small meetings. Our resource center has a variety of books on a wide range of topics of interest to women.


2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar

Shatter the Silence: Teal Ribbon Campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) begins April 1st, 2015 and continues throughout the month of April.

The University of Illinois (UIC) is committed to creating and sustaining a campus environment where sexual violence is unacceptable and survivors are supported. This April, we pledge to “shatter the silence” around sexual violence — to start talking, to keep listening, and to create conversations around the movement to end this social problem. Partners on campus have planned a host of events to raise awareness around this local, national, and international problem. All events are free and open to the public. You can also pick up your teal ribbon at any of these events or partnering offices.

At UIC we know that our work to end gender based violence is ongoing and comprehensive. While we highlight the work of our efforts during this month, we are cognizant that our commitments and labors are ongoing. This includes new initiatives coming to UIC like the  It’s On Us Campaign. For more information and to get involved with It’s On Us contact DuJuan Smith at the Dean of Students office or email dujuan7@uic.edu. To learn about other ways to end sexual violence throughout the year contact the Campus Advocacy Network at UIC or any of the participating offices.

For a full schedule of the month’s events, including times and locations, please visit https://can.uic.edu/saam-april-2015/.

Participating Offices Include Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, African American Cultural Center, Campus Advocacy Network, Catharsis Productions, Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Department of Criminology Law and Justice, Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, It’s On Us Campaign, Gender and Sexuality Center, Latin American and Latino Studies, Latino Cultural Center, Reimagining Masculinity Initiative, Title IX Office, Wellness Center, Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, Women in Science and Engineering