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Islamophobia and Antisemitism Prevention and Response Resources

UIC is committed to building a campus community where all can thrive. This includes working to respond to prevent Islamophobia and antisemitism on our campus. Some of the resources available include the following:

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  • The Counseling Center provides diverse services to help students deal with stress, handle a crisis or trauma, cope with the transition to college, gain strength from gender and cultural identity, or manage serious mental illness and many other issues.
  • Student Assistance in the Office of the Dean of Students’ offers help to students in addressing the complex crises, life traumas, and barriers that may adversely affect their academic success or collegiate experience. Student Assistance can support with issues including, but not limited to, personal and family emergencies, academics, interpersonal conflicts, personal safety, transition issues, and physical and mental health concerns.

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  • The Religious Workers Association (RWA) at UIC is comprised of campus groups and foundations with professional staff committed to serving students’ religious and spiritual needs in an open, non-proselytizing environment.
  • The Levine Hillel Center at UIC Levine Hillel Center is the hub of Jewish life at UIC. Run by the Jewish Student Board, through Hillel students from diverse backgrounds and affiliations come together for social events, holiday celebrations, Shabbat dinners, political and social activism, Jewish education and more! The Hillel building is a great place to hang out, meet new people, get a kosher snack or even study! “Explore your Jewish identity for the present and future.”
  • The Muslim Chaplaincy at UIC (MCUIC) provides religious, spiritual, educational, and social support to the Muslim population on campus, advocates for the needs of Muslim students, and works to build bridges across the diverse communities that make up the fabric of life at UIC. Our services include pastoral care, advocacy, consulting, and community programming. The Muslim Chaplain, Ariz Saleem, can be reached at

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  • The Office of Diversity, Equity & Engagement (ODEE) guides UIC’s strategic efforts to advance access, equity, and inclusion as fundamental institutional values underpinning all aspects of university life. The office manages UIC’s diversity resources and infrastructure which includes initiating educational and recruitment programs to promote a supportive university climate, partnering with campus units to formulate systems of accountability, and cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships with different communities. Individuals and units can request support or consultation with ODEE using this form.
  • The Arab American Cultural Center seeks to affirm the diverse needs of the Arab and Arab American students; increase awareness about Arab and Arab American and Muslim American cultures and histories; and build community, solidarity, and brave spaces on campus while promoting social justice, equality, and inclusivity at UIC and the Chicagoland area and cherish cultural diversity. The Center regularly hosts events for students to process their experiences, such as open mic poetry and storytelling events, faculty teach-ins, and space for reflection and processing. For information on up-to-date programming visit their website or email