The Office of Public Affairs (OPA), a unit reporting to the Office of Public and Government Affairs, is responsible for relations with external news media. The OPA services the local and national media, news services, newspapers, television and radio, magazines, and professional journals, with news developments and feature articles related to UIC, its staff, faculty, and students. The OPA works with faculty and staff, departments, administrative offices, and the Medical Center to learn of newsworthy research and activities on campus and to make UIC expertise available to news media. The OPA publishes UIC today, covering news, research, events, and feature articles of interest to the campus community. Other specialized and general information brochures are published by the OPA or Marketing and Brand Management, another unit within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Public and Government Affairs, and made available to the campus community.
The Center for Student Involvement provides information that is pertinent to student leaders and student organizations and includes articles about campus programming and a calendar of upcoming events. Under the direction of Campus Programs, UIC Radio, the official UIC webcast public radio station, serves the educational mission of the campus with broadcasts of campus interest.