Gender and Sexuality inclusion is a priority.

The GSC is committed to supporting students, staff, faculty, alumni, and other individuals of all gender identities and expressions. We understand that gender identity and expression can be complex, unique, and evolving depending on the individual. Moreover, we recognize that gender identity and expression function as components of an individual’s multiple intersecting identities.

UIC’s nondiscrimination policy explicitly includes protections to individuals with respect to “gender identity.” We work with individuals of all gender identities and expressions to encourage everyone to reach their fullest potential.

We ask that you contact us if you experience anything at UIC that does not align with the nondiscrimination policy. We will make every effort to connect you with the most relevant resources available.

The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) launched a new fund in spring 2015 to support UIC students who identify as trans*, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming. Because we recognize some LGBTQ+ students encounter multiple financial barriers while completing their degree, this fund provides emergency financial assistance to support successful completion of their UIC education. Current UIC students who identify as trans*, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming may apply to receive a one time “scholarship” for emergency use.

To make an online donation to this fund please visit the University of Illinois Foundation website.
1) Under the Chicago Campus Funds, click “More Funds”
2) Scroll down under “Select a special campus -wide project” and choose the Gender and Sexuality Center and then enter your donation amount.
3) On the next page, under “Special Instructions”, please designate your gift for the “Trans* Fund”.

You may also write a check to the University of Illinois at Chicago Foundation and write “Trans* Fund” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed or dropped off to the Gender and Sexuality Center, MC369, 1007 W Harrison St, 1180 BSB Chicago, IL 60607.

If you would like to apply for funds, please send an email to