Support A College or Unit

Each college and unit is pursuing its own priorities, supporting talented students, chasing discovery and empowering communities in fields from art to engineering to medicine.

Applied Health Sciences

We have the top-ranking programs and the resources to do what it takes—to serve the healthcare needs of the people of Chicago and beyond.

But more than that, we have the drive. And the compassion. Leading the way with health and wellness firsts that the world has never seen. Our society’s needs are always shifting. But our diverse research capacity and an ability to innovate puts us on top of what’s needed now and a step ahead of the critical demands of tomorrow.

Together we will:

  • Support the student experience
  • Create and expand programs to serve communities
  • Support faculty

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Architecture, Design, and the Arts

Unleash the creative spirit and the extraordinary is possible.

Open your mind to the non-traditional and you’ll inspire great innovation. Encourage expression and breakthroughs become profound. At the base of every big idea or crucial discovery lies creativity—feeding possibility, pushing fresh ideas, and supporting critical thinking. Creativity is a skill. And it’s crucial to meeting the unique challenges of tomorrow. The world is hungry for creative minds. And we’re passionate about delivering. Exploring new avenues of expression. Opening the doors to “what if?” and continually questioning and reshaping the arts to advance our culture and fuel a more purposeful tomorrow.

Together we will:

  • Amplify student experience and success
  • Empower faculty with new resources
  • Realize the vision for a new arts facility

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Athletics

It takes a lot to compete in life, and even more to win.

We’re steadfast in providing student-athletes with the life skills to reach their goals and the audacity to strive beyond. Our vision to grow even stronger for our student-athletes, and for our University, is as bold as we are, but the outcomes will come back ten-fold. Inspiring pride, national attention, and a positive impact on our community.

Together we will:

  • Bring Men’s Basketball to a new level of excellence
  • Create new spaces for high academic and athletic performance
  • Recruit and retain the best student-athletes and coaches

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Business Administration

It happens in the blink of an eye.

The change and the re-focus of the social, political, and economic climate. And you’ve got to be ready. With answers. With a new plan. To leap. So, we’re redefining business education. Elevating it to bring up-to-the-minute authenticity to every experience. Building skills that translate to every competitive market. Skills that will change the course. This is how we turn our potential into exponential success.

Together we will:

  • Fuel Student Success
  • Raise the scholarly profile and build the College’s reputation

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Dentistry

It’s time to innovate.

To build a dentistry program that’s ready for the future. Our commitment to evolving technology, emerging science, and improving education is inherent and forever steadfast. But our desire to advance care and treat the underserved is impassioned. With the health and betterment of our community and beyond at stake, we’re compelled to do our part. To respond to a more profound, widespread need—elevating care, innovating education, and reducing intolerable health disparities.

Together we will:

  • Realize a new model of care
  • Partner for innovation
  • Fund faculty excellence
  • Support students
  • Invest in infrastructure

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Education

Everyone, regardless of race or socioeconomic background, deserves a quality education.

To be enlightened. To feel empowered to ponder and question and to make their indelible imprint on the world. Our commitment to this endeavor is strengthened with every disparity we encounter. It’s up to us to elevate the next generation of forward-thinkers and leaders, inspiring them to make our world a better, more equitable place. To advance the human race. And we’ve never been more ready to make our mark. To guide paths, transform urban communities, and dramatically impact the future for every child.

Together we will:

  • Recruit and retain faculty
  • Prepare the next generation of education leaders
  • Enhance our impact on communities
  • Expand the impact of our research

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Engineering

Cutting-edge advancements that protect us. Breakthrough discoveries that propel us forward. Innovative technologies that will shape tomorrow. Engineering is our future.

The key to revolutionizing industries, transforming society, and unlocking the world’s greatest potential. This is where you will find us. At the forefront of what could be. Collaborating with industry leaders. Seizing every opportunity to elevate communities and drastically improve lives with our ingenuity. Harnessing our innate drive and ambition to do what we do best. Lead the way.

Together we will:

  • Provide modern and inspiring space (classrooms and labs) for students and faculty
  • Improve recruitment and retention of students, growing overall enrollment from 4,500 to 7,000
  • Grow our faculty from 140 to 180 to further support our student growth

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Graduate College

The world is changing rapidly. But we’re prepared to keep pace.

Then take the lead with a world-class graduate education that cultivates informed, empowered citizens of the world. Tenacious individuals who are compelled to be a part of something bigger, something remarkable. These will be the people of character and consequence. The ones who will apply courage, will, and invention to the betterment of humankind. These are the people the world has been waiting for.

Together we will:

  • Make graduate school affordable and accessible to the next generation of students
  • Create a robust pipeline to address a national need for increased diversity in university faculty
  • Enhance career and leadership services for students
  • Give UIC Graduate College students crucial internship opportunities

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Honors College

Yes, one great mind can change the world. But first, it needs a spark.

A transformational learning experience. A place to evolve their raw ambition. Shaping the world’s next top leaders and innovators is ambitious and incredibly important to our future. We believe that greatness is born out of meaningful experiences, rigor, and a commitment to reaching higher, every single time. If we challenge the brightest minds, sharpen their competitive edge, and give them a solid jumping off point—there’s nowhere to go but up.

Together we will:

  • Attract top intellectual talent in the nation and allow students of great promise to reach their potential
  • Transform the Honors College student experience

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Liberal Arts & Sciences

The world needs more critical thinkers. Creators. Influencers. Dreamers. Ideators with big-picture vision. So, let’s get radical.

Let’s transform the way we fuel new discovery. Challenge convention and push boundaries to inspire the next entrepreneur—nurture tomorrow’s thought leaders. It’s in us to be the best. To be a step ahead—letting curiosity guide a greater purpose. Sparking innovative ideas. Adapting—no, thriving—in the face of change. And ensuring every journey is full of a relentless desire to discover, question, and connect.

Together we will:

  • Recruit and retain leading faculty
  • Ensure student success
  • Fuel new research and teaching innovations
  • Expand our community partnerships

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Medicine

We are igniting a new standard in medicine.

One where old models are upended, new ideas are sparked, and excellence is the baseline for every step we take. We’re already leading the way in research and community-centric healthcare, but we’re uniquely positioned to take our work to new heights. To advance medical education for the diverse student population we attract and transform the future of health and wellness for the world in a way that so few can.

Together we will:

  • Support the student experience and student achievement
  • Support and enhance our national and international research reputation
  • Support Chicago, the State of Illinois and the world

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Nursing

On the front lines of a rapidly changing healthcare system, nurses are vital to its evolution.

This is a  position we don’t take lightly. We’re innovators. Scientists. Forward-thinkers. Our passion has transformed communities and our breakthrough discoveries have changed lives in every corner of the world. But there’s more to be done. And our drive is palpable. We’re ready to exceed expectations. Reach our highest potential. To challenge the status quo and reshape the health and wellness of populations around the world—taking on tomorrow’s challenges, today.           

Together we will:

  • Broaden education excellence
  • Broaden research excellence
  • Broaden practice excellence

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Pharmacy

Because the world needs us. Now more than ever.

We will be the ones to find answers. To use our ingenuity to get ahead of the next new disease. Fuel new treatments. Translate discoveries into cures. We are pioneers, pushing innovation, exploring possibilities, relentlessly researching. With the health and wellness of the world challenging us to be our best, we persist. Committed to improving lives. Ending health disparities. And changing outcomes. Then inspiring the next generation of researchers and practitioners to go a step further.

Together we will:

  • Retain and grow world-class faculty
  • Support the next generation of students
  • Build research programs and recruit faculty in key areas
  • Establish the Institute for Pharmacy Innovation

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Jane Addams College of Social Work

As the social and economic inequalities across healthcare, child welfare, and the criminal justice system devastate families by the millions, we’re here.

And we refuse to turn our backs.  We are doing our part on behalf of society’s most disadvantaged—whatever it takes. Where some see obstacles, we see our greatest and most important work. Because for us, serving humanity—fighting for the greater good—is the only way.

Together we will:

  • Expand student access and success
  • Support faculty and amplify research discoveries
  • Expand impact on communities

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Student Affairs

Those experiences that shape you? The ones that give perspective and propel you to places you never thought you’d be? This is where they happen.

Where eyes are opened, dreams are hatched, and moments are made indelible. And you’re not only armed with skills, but the training to use them. Because, beyond creating a strong foundation, we’re about fueling potential. Big, glorious, unbridled potential. Not just taking on a world full of fresh challenges and shifting realities, but fiercely tackling whatever comes your way knowing you have it in you to be exceptional.

Together we will:

  • Give students the financial support they need
  • Enhance professional participation programs
  • Improve the campus experience for all students
  • Build UIC affinity and pride

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Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Our future depends on an ambitious vision for a growing, urban population.

A plan that puts us a beat ahead of the need—solving complex urban challenges and building healthy, livable communities that not only respond to the intricate infrastructure of a city, but are sustainable for every socio-economic part of the population.           

Together we will:

  • Fuel the next generation of urban problem solvers
  • Recruit and retain world-class faculty
  • Build a new home for CUPPA
  • Expand our research to reach even more communities

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University Library

At the intersection of ideas and knowledge. Collaboration and inspiration. This is where you’ll find us.

Connecting to the past and building a beacon for the future. A powerful resource with an endless network of information that binds us, expanding minds, advancing communities, and elevating the human spirit. The universal need to access our world—to feed curiosity—remains strong. So must we. Our work is important and we’re eager to meet the growing need. Expanding and strengthening our resources not only to educate, but to unite generations and preserve the valuable connections that continue to shape us.

Together we will:

  • Transform facilities
  • Lead digital scholarship
  • Preserve and give access to history
  • Expand impact and services

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