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We are Out in Chemistry (OIC), a chemistry graduate student organization at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before OIC became an official organization in 2020, the group hosted social and networking events for LGBTQ+ graduate students and postdocs in the chemistry department. OIC plans to further strengthen the LGBTQ+ community within and beyond the U of I chemistry department by helping members of our community connect with, advocate for, and support each other in our endeavors as scientists. 

Be on the lookout for news about our student-lead support groups and our annual speakers! We welcome attendance from all LGBTQ+ and allied graduate students and postdocs at our public events!

Featured Announcements and Events

Celebrate Pride Week With Out in Chem!
Celebrate Pride Week With Out in Chem!

Next week, Out in Chem will be hosting events for our chemistry community and friends to celebrate Pride Week 2020! We will host 3 events to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and engage in activism. Click to enlarge flyer for more details. For Zoom links, check your university email or contact Out in Chem.

Justice for Tony McDade: Pride 2020 Activism
Justice for Tony McDade: Pride 2020 Activism

(Click to enlarge flyer) – Take some time to engage in activism during Pride Week 2020! Visit our resources page for our Justice for Tony McDade event slides and a helpful script for contacting the Tallahassee Police Department.

Fall 2019 Out in Chem BBQ
Fall 2019 Out in Chem BBQ

Celebrate Pride Week With Out in Chem!
Celebrate Pride Week With Out in Chem!

Next week, Out in Chem will be hosting events for our chemistry community and friends to celebrate Pride Week 2020! We will host 3 events to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and engage in activism. Click to enlarge flyer for more details. For Zoom links, check your university email or contact Out in Chem.

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Check out our feature in the Department of Chemistry's June 2020 Community, Culture and Climate Newsletter

Check out the Department of Chemistry June 2020 Community, Culture and Climate Newsletter to read about community updates, news, resources, and events. This month's edition includes a feature about Out in Chem as a new student organization and our plans for pride month events.

If you couldn't make it to our May meet and greet but are interested in our events, contact us or check out our slides for more information!

For any members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community interested in our events, we've posted the slides from our meet and greet to our About page. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to sign up for our mailing list!

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