2016 Peace, Respect, Community, UIC

UIC is proud to present a 2016 spring calendar of events that educate, celebrate, and promote the theme "Peace, Respect, Community, UIC." In February, we invite students, faculty, and staff to be Agents of Peace by taking a peace pledge, displaying a peace poster, sharing peace bookmarks, and continuing to celebrate the unity and diversity that makes this campus great. In March, we invite students to be informed consumers regarding responsible drinking and safe sex as they make decisions that last a lifetime.

February Activities

February activities includes:

  • February 1, 2016: Launch social media campaign #UICPeacePledge
  • Saturday February 6, 2016: Agent of Peace Pledge at UIC Flames Men's Basketball game
  • February 1-7, 2016: "Peace, Respect, Community, UIC" campus wide poster distribution
  • February 15 to March 15, 2016: Graduate and Professional Student Training for Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence. Click here
  • Peace Pledge Tables: Student Center East 750 S. Halsted second floor
    • Wednesday February 17, 2016 11:00am to 1:00pm
    • Friday February 19, 2016 11:00am to 1:00pm
    • Tuesday February 23, 2016 11:00am to 1:00pm
    • Thursday February 25, 2016 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • February 1-29, 2016: Bus shelter peace advertisements

March Activities

March Activities includes:

  • March 1-7, 2016: Distribute "Party Safety Drinking Packs" to Campus Housing Resident Assistants and Peer Mentors
  • Wednesday March 2, 2016: Safer Sex Fest, 750 S. Halsted Street, Student Center East, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Thursday March 3, 2016: Bystander Intervention Training, 728 W. Roosevelt, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Tuesday March 15, 2016: Netflix and Chill: An open discussion about hooking up and how consent impacts those experiences, 728 W. Roosevelt, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Responsible Drinking Tables: Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted second floor
    • Tuesday March 15, 2016 11:00am to 1:00pm
    • Wednesday March 16, 2016 11:00am to 1:00pm
    • Thursday March 17, 2016 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • March 1-31, 2016: Staff and Faculty Training for Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence. Click here
  • March 1-31, 2016: "We Don't Stand by We Intervene" campus wide poster distribution
  • March 1-31, 2016: Bus shelter advertisements on responsible drinking

As an Agent of Peace I Pledge:

  • To be a positive social force
  • To be a social leader and foster inclusive behaviors of acceptance, respect, cooperation, and unity
  • To not initiate, imitate or engage in behaviors that harm or humiliate others
  • To bring peaceful communication and behaviors into all areas of my life online and off
  • To fulfill this assignment 24/7
  • O - If pregnant, under 21, or driving
  • 1 - No more than one drink per hour
  • 3 - No more than three drinks per night
  • Direct: don't just be a bystander- if you see something, intervene in any way you can
  • Distract: get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation or separating them
  • Delegate: get someone to help if you see something- enlist a friend to step in or individuals who will have some kind of social power in the situation such as an RA, bartender, or host
  • Delay: you hear about it later, but still want to say or do something; talk to your friends honestly and openly about sexual assault