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U & I Care Week 2018

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Fighting Homelessness and Hunger

“Helping the Homeless Student”
Location: Daley Library RM 1470 3pm-4pm
Join us to discover new resources for homeless students as well as tips to manage overall survival such as safety and access to food. UIC students, faculty, and staff are welcomed to join! Walk-ins are welcomed, but registration is preferred. Call the Wellness Center to register at (312)-413-2120.

“Feed the Flames Food Drive”
Location: Wellness Center All WEEK
Support the student food pantry by donating non-expired and non-perishable goods to help feed your peers. Bring donations to the Wellness Center any day this week! See the Pop-Up Pantry website section for detailed donation guidelines.

“Pop-Up Pledge”
Location: Outside SCE Bookstore 1pm-2pm
U and I Care is back with UIC TAKES A PLEDGE! Join us and share how you pledge to care on your campus! We will have a pop-up table set up outside of the bookstore in student center east.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Wellness Day

“Healthy Relationships & Good Bystanders”
Location: SCE-Room 611 12pm-2pm
Got a half hour between classes? Join the Office for Access & Equity as we watch movie shorts and discuss healthy relationships and being a good bystander. Wrap up the mini-session with a photo op telling us what a healthy relationship/good bystander looks like to you! Alternating screenings between "Who Are You?" (12:00PM) and "Behind the Post" (12:30PM). Each screening session with the movie and discussion will last 30 minutes but drop in at any time.

“Stress Management Seminar”
Location: SCE White Oak-AB 12pm-1pm
Meet us to learn about stress management through guided imagery and aromatherapy! Walk-Ins are welcomed, but registration is preferred. Please register with the Wellness Center by calling (312)-413-2120

“Seeking Asian Female”
Location: WLRC 3:30pm-5pm
We will be exploring the ways that Asian women encounter sexualized racism and the forms these intersections take. How does the fetishization of Asian women play a part in rape culture? We will be using excerpts of the film "Seeking Asian Female" and more to unpack such issues.

“De-Stress Fest”
Location: Student REC Facility 4pm-6pm
Are mid-terms getting you stressed? Do you feel like you need to relax a bit? Join UIC Campus Recreation with De-Stress Fest! This event will have fun and relaxing activities such as fitness classes, spa treatments, yoga and more! Join us on March 13th from 4-6pm at the Student Recreation Facility (737 S. Halsted St.)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Religious & Spiritual Well-Being

“Queer and Spiritual Conversation”
Location: Gender Sexuality Center 12pm-2pm BSB Room 181
In collaboration with queer community faith leaders, the Gender and Sexuality Center will host a discussion on the intersections of religion, spirituality, and queerness. Join us to discuss these topics and what they mean to our communities. Bring your lunch and the GSC will provide dessert, coffee, tea, and discussion.

“Pie Day Potluck”
Location: Newman Center 4pm-6pm
Nothing beats a good potluck! Bring a dish to share as we welcome keynote speaker Maneshwar Singh! Singh is a healthcare professional with a passion for Sikhism, interfaith cooperation, and music. He currently coordinates accreditation for a hospice care organization and represents the Sikh Religious Society of Chicago at interfaith events.

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Mental Health Awareness

“Mental Health Awareness: Take Action”
Location: SCE-White Oak AB 12pm-1pm
Learn about mental health concerns and helping distressed students. Learn what you can do to help yourself, a colleague, or a student who may be experiencing a distressing situation. UIC faculty, staff and students are welcomed to join! Walk ins are welcome, but registration is preferred. Please register with Johanna Strokoff at jstrokof@uic.edu.

“Campus Preparedness Presentation”
Location: SCE-Ft Dearborn 1pm-2pm
The seminar provides pertinent and timely information on what constitutes an emergency event on campus and how UIC students and employees should best react in such a situation. The seminar offers a high-level overview of hazard-specific readiness, including steps to take when dealing with active threats or shooters, bomb threats and fire related activity. Specifically, the presenters discuss preparedness steps, emergency notifications received through the UIC Alert system, what "shelter in place" means and how to respond, evacuation procedures, and available tools and resources.
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“Drop In Yoga & Meditation”
Location: SFC-West Campus 5pm-5:45pm
Are you looking for helpful tools for combating stress, stabilizing your mood, tolerating distress, to self-soothe, and improve the connection between emotional and physical health? Look no more! Join us for Drop-In Yoga & Mediation at the Sport & Fitness Center on West Campus

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Celebrating Diversity

“Forecasting the Employment Immigration Landscape”
Location: SSB-Conference Room BC 12pm-1pm
Hear from UIC Associate Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Executive Director of the Office of International Services, Jim Hammerschmidt, PhD, as he broadly discusses the current immigration employment landscape and what changes, if any, can be expected in the near future. Register online today: https://forms.uofi.uic.edu/sec/6752729. Visit the Office of International Services website for even more events during International Career Week!

“FSL Diversity Event”
Location: SCE Concourse Booths 11am-2pm
UIC Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) welcomes all students, faculty, and staff to learn more about the history, culture, and traditions that are part of the rich and vibrant Greek community. Student leaders from all chapters and councils will invite you to share your own understanding of what fraternity and sorority life represents and how members make an impact. We will warmly offer individual facts from Greek history, venerated cultures, and time-honored practices, increasing awareness and knowledge of the many ways fraternity and sorority members demonstrate great care to their communities, via multiple perspectives. Together we will learn and grow in a unified manner, by deeply caring for the celebrated diversity in all of us.

U & I Care

The U and I Care program is an initiative by the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) to strengthen the University of Illinois at Chicago's network of care for students. The purpose of the program is to provide options and resources for students facing personal difficulties and to empower other students and university personnel to take action when such concerns arise.

If you or the student you are assisting has an emergency, please call UIC Police at (312) 555-5555 or Chicago Police at 911. You can also contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857 for all other matters requiring immediate attention. U and I Care partners are also available throughout campus. U and I Care partners are faculty, staff and students who have made a special commitment to not only assisting students but to do so by providing a safe and supportive environment where you can feel free to share anything and not feel that you will be judged in any way. We will provide you with options for reporting and addressing any concerns U and I Care partners may be contacted by students who are concerned for themselves or by any individual concerned for a student. For a listing of U and I Care partners and their contact information, click here.

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Students who need assistance with matters that do not require immediate attention or to report a student of concern to the Office of the Dean of Students, click on the button below:

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Most Recent DACA Developments

On January 9, 2018, a federal judge in California temporarily blocked the current White House administration’s decision last September to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA was started by the Obama administration in 2012 to give young undocumented immigrants protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the U.S. This most recent order by the Ninth Circuit judge states that the administration must resume accepting DACA renewal applications, although it does not need to accept new ones from first-time applicants. The latest ruling gives DACA recipients a new window, albeit a temporary one, to renew their status.

UIC Student Legal Services (SLS) is committed to helping ALL current UIC students with legal issues, including those who are personally affected by the ongoing DACA developments. Since last November, SLS has hired two immigration attorneys to help students with such matters. Any current student who wants to discuss the ramifications of this latest development should contact SLS to schedule an appointment.

To make an appointment with a SLS attorney, please call 312-996-9214 or email akowal@uic.edu. For more information on SLS, visit https://dos.uic.edu/studentlegalservices.shtml

U & I Care Responds to Title IX Changes

The Department of Education recently withdrew the previous administrations 2011 and 2014 guidance on responding to sexual misconduct reports. It is important to note that these changes do not affect Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), or the Illinois Preventing Sexual Assault in Higher Education Act. These laws remain in place and they continue to protect students against gender-based misconduct. For more information, visit the Illinois States Attorney’s Office website at: http://www.ag.state.il.us/about/index.html.

UIC’s current policies and procedures related to sexual or gender-based misconduct are not impacted by the Department of Education’s recent changes. Our U&ICare partners remain committed to promoting a safe and inclusive campus environment that is free of all forms of sex discrimination, sexual violence, and sexual and gender-based harassment (collectively referred to as “sexual misconduct”). Reports of sexual misconduct will continue to be investigated and completed in a timely manner. We will remain dedicated to the care and well-being of all students.

As a reminder, the UIC Sexual Misconduct website provides options for reporting, on and off campus resources and other helpful information. If you prefer to speak to a person, the following are some of our U&ICare partners available to meet or speak with you on the phone:

Office for Access and Equity

809 S Marshfield Ave, M/C 602
(312) 996-8670, TitleIX@uic.edu

Campus Advocacy Network

(312) 413-8206
1101 W. Taylor Street
Suite 310 (above Chicago Public Library)

UIC Police

Emergency: (312) 355-5555
Non-Emergency: (312) 996-2830

Counseling Center

(312) 996-3490
1200 W. Harrison
Student Services Building - Room 2010

The Office of the Dean of Students

(312) 996-4857
1200 W. Harrison
Student Services Building - Room 3030


The UandICare program is happy to introduce a new video entitled, “You are Welcome Here.” UIC is proud to join a national campaign that aims to create more welcoming campus environments for diverse populations.

The following video is a collaborative, campus initiative designed to welcome all students to our campus. A small gesture, even just saying, ‘you are welcome here’ can make a big difference.