Category: Students

Campus Message 03.23.17

Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis

invites you to

“The State of the University of Illinois at Chicago Address”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, Illinois

Please RSVP online. UIC Faculty and Staff may park in Lot 5, 1135 S. Morgan St., at no cost if you present a valid UIC Parking hangtag.

This event will be streamed live on the Chancellor’s website.

The Chancellor will discuss UIC accomplishments, current challenges facing the campus, and future plans to be Chicago’s premier public research university.

The address has been designated as an approved event for non-exempt civil service employees. These employees may attend, without having to charge a benefit, operations permitting and with prior supervisory approval.

Click here to see this message online.


Campus Message 03.21.17

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

On Wednesday, March 15, we alerted the campus community that offensive and anti-Semitic posters were found on campus. Unfortunately, and sadly, additional posters have been found on campus and we write once again to reaffirm that these actions do not reflect the values we hold as a community. As stated in our earlier communication, UIC strives to be an environment free of discrimination in all of its forms and we strongly encourage everyone in our community to respect these principles.

Much of the vitality of our campus is because of the diversity of thought and perspectives that exist here. The same laws that allow for that vitality also allow for speech that can be offensive and create discomfort and even fear. Though there are some exceptions to the First Amendment’s protections, they are highly circumscribed and not available to prevent or punish the posting on public bulletin boards of ideas that many find deeply offensive. Read more…


Campus Message 03.15.17

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Today, anti-Semitic posters were found on campus that defame, insult and negatively portray Jewish members of our campus community. Such actions do not reflect the values we hold as a community. Acts that invoke hatred or violence toward members of our community will not be tolerated on our campus.

This event makes it necessary for us to reaffirm our collective commitment to two fundamental principles: the first is the importance of tolerance, inclusion and diversity to our university community and the second is the right to free expression that ensures we are a place of open inquiry and learning. Both of these principles are fundamental to who we are and what we aspire to be as a university. Read more…


Campus Message 03.01.17

Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis

invites you to

“The State of the University of Illinois at Chicago Address”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, Illinois

Please RSVP online.

The Chancellor will discuss UIC accomplishments, current challenges facing the campus, and future plans to be Chicago’s premier public research university.

The address has been designated as an approved event for non-exempt civil service employees. These employees may attend, without having to charge a benefit, operations permitting and with prior supervisory approval.

Click here to see this message online.


Campus Message 02.27.17

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Given the national dialogue and uncertainty surrounding immigration policy and enforcement, we want again to assure our campus community that we are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all.

We realize that some members of our community are concerned and uncertain about what to do if you are on campus and come in contact with federal law enforcement agents.

If you are on campus and federal law enforcement agents, such as the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), ask to speak with you, or present you with paperwork or a warrant, our legal experts suggest that you contact UIC Police immediately at 312-355-5555. Generally, you are not required to respond to questions or provide information, and if you are obligated in any way, the UIC Police will be able to help you make that determination. Read more…


Campus Message 02.06.17

Dear Students:

I write to request your participation in a survey to provide the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reviewers with more information about the student experience at UIC. While this survey is voluntary, your comments are very important. The answers you give on this survey are anonymous. The Higher Learning Commission and UIC will not have access to any information that would identify you as an individual.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is the institutional accrediting association that comprehensively evaluates our University, and information about your experience through this survey will be important during this process. Read more…


Campus Message 02.01.17

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Every ten years the University of Illinois at Chicago is evaluated by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to ascertain that our academic programs continue to meet standards set by the U.S. Department of Education. The HLC is the accrediting body for institutions of higher education in the Midwest, and this spring UIC will reaffirm its accreditation. As part of the HLC’s comprehensive evaluation process, a team of eight peer reviewers will visit UIC on April 24-25, 2017.

To ensure that all members of the UIC community will be able to participate in the reaffirmation process, there will be several opportunities to share comments and feedback with the reviewers: Read more…


Campus Message 01.13.17

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Coumbe-Lilley as the Faculty Athletic Representative effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Coumbe-Lilley will continue to serves as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition in the College of Applied Health Sciences.

The Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) serves to promote academic integrity and institutional control of intercollegiate athletics, to facilitate the integration of academic and athletic components within the university community, and to enhance the student-athlete experience. The FAR will focus on assuring the academic integrity of our athletics program and to promote the welfare of our student athletes. In this role, Dr. Coumbe-Lilley will serve as a member of the Chancellor’s Athletic Advisory Committee and as liaison to the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Read more…


Campus Message 01.09.17

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I hope you have enjoyed your holiday and I am delighted to welcome everyone back to UIC!

This past December, UIC held its second university wide commencement ceremonies, one for our undergraduates and one for our masters and doctoral students who completed their degrees in the summer or fall 2016 terms. We were honored to have two distinguished keynote speakers. Ambassador Ivo Daalder, President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs spoke to our masters and PhD graduates, and Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer at United Airlines, spoke to our undergraduates. UIC conferred nearly 1,400 degrees in two ceremonies where our graduates were joined by over 7,000 of their family members and friends. Read more…


To our graduates

Dear graduates,

It started as an ember as you arrived on campus. A spark inside of you was ignited to learn and experience new things during your time at UIC. Now, as you are leaving campus with your diploma in hand, that ember – that new knowledge you obtained – has turned into a bright, burning flame.

We are happy you chose UIC to continue your education and you are now a member of our alumni family — over 250,000 strong, with more than 170,000 in the Chicagoland area. You just graduated from one of the top 100 universities in America and one that is ranked in the top 200 globally. Money Magazine recently recognized UIC for providing an outstanding education at an affordable price. And the U.S. Department of Education reports that UIC graduates earn more on average than graduates from other universities. We hope that trend continues with you. Read more…