Phoenix Rising Collective

The Phoenix Rising Collective is a network of UIC student organizations that are led by women students and/or committed to gender equity in their respective fields or disciplines.

Through the collective, you will have the opportunity to learn about feminist and anti-oppressive approaches to leadership development and activism to build stronger organizations that support your members’ academic and professional journeys.

You will be able to

  • Build and sustain relationships across campus
  • Learn from each other
  • Collaborate
  • Amplify your work
  • Activate the larger UIC community to make the university more equitable and justice-oriented.

Why "Phoenix Rising"?

The phoenix symbolizes strength, renewal, and resilience, and is typically depicted rising from ashes or flames, which is UIC’s team name.


  • Leadership Enhance your leadership skills through a feminist lens

  • Justice Deepen your and your organization’s commitments to social justice

  • Community Build community with other student and campus leaders

  • Collaboration Create opportunities for collaboration across campus

WLRC can also support you by

  • Helping you and your organization plan programs and learning opportunities
  • Providing meeting/event space at WLRC (when we are back on campus)
  • Promoting your organization’s activities.

To become a member of the Phoenix Rising Collective, student organizations must

  • Submit a signed application indicating a commitment to participate for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Identify a representative to participate in Collective meetings, keep up with group communication, and serve as a liaison between the organization and the Collective.
  • Contribute to collaborative programs or campaigns, as determined by the Collective.
  • Promote WLRC’s and Collective member organizations’ events and opportunities.

Want to learn more or get involved?