UIC Gender & Women’s Studies is committed to supporting our students, faculty, staff, and community as we all navigate social distancing and virtual teaching and learning. We are working to collectively protect our health, safety, and well-being, including that of our families and communities. We remain dedicated to working with you all to pursue feminist, anti-racist strategies for learning, research, and activism in virtual spaces. We are planning a series of student chat sessions and will be in touch soon with details! We are also planning for the end of this academic year to virtually honor our graduates while also preparing for next academic year. 

We especially want to thank all the students who are working in critical frontline industries like health care, restaurants and grocery stores. We are grateful for the support you are providing to all of us. We want you to know that we will do whatever we can to support you at UIC as we end this semester and move on.

If you are an international student, we know this is an incredibly scary and confusing time. We hope that OIS is communicating with you regularly. If you still have questions, of any kind, please send them to us and we will do our best to help figure out answers.

Please reach out to us at gwsinfo@uic.edu to connect with us on ideas for virtual community. For those who are seeking support as we move to new experiences in learning and living during social distancing we will be working to regularly add links to important resources here for everyone at this critical time.