The Women’s Leadership and Resource Center (WLRC) is a Center for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) and serves faculty, staff, and students across all of UIC’s campuses (East, West, Law, UI Health).

Our mission:

  • Increase awareness of and affirm the diverse needs of woman-identified persons in higher education.

  • Provide opportunities to learn about the histories of and contemporary issues in feminist movements, activism, and scholarship, especially as they relate to white supremacy, ableism, heterosexism, transphobia, wealth inequality, et al.

  • Promote gender equity, anti-violence, inclusion, and social justice on campus and in the larger society and world.

The center’s Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) program provides

  • Advocacy confidential crisis support and advocacy for survivors of any gender/sexual/racial identity or university status who have experienced gender-based violence

  • Education educational programs, training, campaigns, activism, internships, and community-building