SLCE Presents: Post-Election Events & Resources

A message from UIC

"Dear UIC Family,

We care about you. We know that to say 2020 has been a difficult and unusual year is a drastic understatement. We are in the midst of a global pandemic that has shaken families and communities and changed nearly every aspect of how we interact with one another. The tremendous activism of the past several months has worked to expose the social injustice and racial inequality that has existed for centuries. Moreover, many have called this presidential election the most significant in a generation or more, and it is taking place in a time of significant polarization. In the midst of all this, it is understandable that feelings of anxiety and stress would be high for college students across the country and for our campus community.

We want you to know that your UIC community is here for you. Many units across campus have put together a range of programs for you to breathe, reflect, create, process, and be in community. On this page you can find all the details about events at UIC, and we also included a few that are occurring elsewhere in Chicago and beyond that may be of interest. We know that some folks prefer to process on their own and some with others - and that is all okay!

Also - know that there are many units on campus that are here to support you, including the Counseling Center, the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social ChangeOffice of the Dean of StudentsOffice of Diversity, and many others. The Wellness Center created an amazing resource series called Caring for your Flame - check it out! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need support.

Remember: Your UIC family is here for you."