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IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC

Graduating student

Launched in October 2017, IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC is an ambitious fundraising campaign that seeks to elevate the student experience, faculty research, and community connections. LAS' goal is $35 million. Between now and the end of the IGNITE Campaign (6/30/2022), LAS will seek support for the following priorities:

Priority 1: Redefine the model for student experience and success. Heading link


  • Double the number of students we support with new scholarship funds.
  • Increase research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Paid internship opportunities for students.

Priority 2: Cultivate and empower faculty leaders. Heading link


  • Retain and recruit top faculty through an increase in endowed chairs, professorships and lectureships.

Priority 3: Drive life-changing discoveries. Heading link


  • Increase private support for faculty research.
  • Enhance learning environments (labs, centers and institutes).

Priority 4: Strengthen connections to our communities. Heading link


  • Empower students with opportunities to become engaged citizens and to work in partnership with communities.