Student Leadership and Civic Engagement is committed to supporting students in their development as lifelong active citizens who have the skills and knowledge to build a more just and equitable world.

SLCE Program Updates for Spring 2020

The Student Leadership and Civic Engagement team is working remotely, effective now through the end of semester, inclusive of finals week (through May 8, 2020). Please continue to call 312-996-4500 or email slce@uic.edu as needed.

Please note that the following Student Leadership and Civic Engagement events and programs for the spring 2020 semester are CANCELLED:

Make Mondays Matter
Originally scheduled for April 6, 2020

UIC Day of Service
Originally scheduled for April 18, 2020

Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards Ceremony
Originally scheduled for April 23, 2020
*The Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards will still be selected and awarded, and recipients will be notified via email with more information.

LeaderShape Institute
Originally scheduled for May 9-12, 2020

To learn more about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the impact on UIC policies and procedures, as well as other details, visit the below link.

today.uic.edu/coronavirus

Looking to stay involved with SLCE this semester?

Although our team is working remotely, we are still available for you! Our website, http://slce.uic.edu will continue to be updated with ongoing information about our programs and services, and our weekly newsletter will continue to be sent throughout the rest of the semester. Have a question or want to connect? Feel free to call (312) 996-4500 or email slce@uic.edu as needed.

Join our book club!

Starting after Spring Break, join our April book and documentary club! Students who join the club will be able to select the option to read “Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change” by Stacey Abrams; or they can watch the documentary “American Factory,” available on Netflix – or both!. The club will meet every other Thursday at 3:30pm to discuss the book, beginning Thursday, April 2. The club will also meet on Wednesday, April 22 at 12:30 to discuss the documentary during a one-time conversation. Full details about the book and documentary, the reading schedule, and how to join the conversations can be found by visiting http://go.uic.edu/bookclub.

Leadership Practices Inventory

Build toward your personal leadership best with the Leadership Practices Inventory, an assessment tool that allows you to understand your leadership from multiple angles. Student Leadership and Civic Engagement will facilitate the LPI for you or a group so you can successfully apply your results. SLCE will be running a special 1-hour course for students on Thursday, April 9 at 3:30 PM. You must sign up by 12-noon Friday, April 3, so you can receive the necessary information prior to the session. To sign up email slce@uic.edu with your name and UIC email address, subject line: LPI.

StrengthsQuest

Focus on the positives and learn about how your individual talents can be turned into leadership strengths. This workshop allows students to take the acclaimed Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment and then explore their results through a series of interactive exercises. The StrengthsQuest curriculum offers groups the chance to focus in on individual development, group cohesion, change practices, and more. SLCE will be running a special 1-hour course for students on Wednesday, April 15 at 3:30 PM. You must sign up by 12-noon Friday, April 3, so you can receive the necessary information prior to the session. To sign up email slce@uic.edu with your name and UIC email address, subject line: StrengthsQuest.

Leadership on Demand

Student Leadership and Civic Engagement is here to serve your organization! We offer leadership consultations for organizations addressing capacity-building, conflict strategies, vision- and goal-setting, officer transitions, and more. We can present workshops for your executive board or your full organization, or design a program unique to your organization’s needs. Reach out to us to set up a time to chat more about the possibilities for your organization.

Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement at Home

Engage with leadership, service, and civic engagement education from the comfort of your home and on your own time! Visit this page to view the list of our favorite TED Talks and podcasts. Have a favorite that is not on the list? Email slce@uic.edu to let us know and we would be happy to add it for others to view.

Service Portal

Our service portal remains active and updated, even while classes move to an online format. Visit the portal to sign up for various volunteer opportunities that allow for remote engagement, or will be held on and off campus in the future. We have created a list of specific service needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and encourage you to review the opportunities listed there and participate in whichever options seem best for you at this time: go.uic.edu/covid19-opportunities.

Voter Registration

Is your voter registration information up to date for the November Presidential Election? Update your voter registration to your fall address by visiting http://vote.uic.edu. Already registered but want to stay up-today with early voting and election day reminders and polling place notifications? Sign up to receive text and email remainders at http://vote.uic.edu.

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