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The UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Marketing and Communications directs initiatives to elevate the profile and reputation of UIC, Chicago’s only public research university. The office oversees two units – University Communications and Marketing and Brand Management – that cohesively work to promote UIC’s contributions in teaching, research, public service and economic development.

  • The Office of University Communications is an information source and public portal to the campus. Working with media in all its forms, the office broadens public awareness and understanding of UIC, its mission and the achievements of its faculty and students. In addition to outreach through the media, it manages UIC’s own news and information properties including UIC today; audio and video productions; and social media channels.
  • Marketing and Brand Management serves UIC by providing resources and guidance to help ensure that the institution’s marketing and communications initiatives are aligned with the university’s brand and identity. Maintaining consistency in messaging and design across the university reinforces the UIC brand overall.

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To uphold and enhance the reputation, image and values of UIC and its diverse and inclusive community and to showcase and celebrate the university’s contributions in teaching, research, public service and economic development.

Latest news and information about COVID-19 Heading link

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The Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications has created and frequently updates a webpage to keep the UIC community up to date on the campus’ response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read more for current official communications, frequently asked questions, resources for the community, and links to public health organizations.

Project Spotlight: Break Through Tech Chicago Heading link

The SMC team worked with the College of Engineering to create a photo essay featuring Break Through Tech Chicago, an initiative with the goal of achieving gender equality in tech. The essay documents the Sprinternship experience of five UIC students in the spring of 2022 at Morningstar, Inc.

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