Bee Campus USA

Monarch butterfly visits a milkweed plant in the Heritage Garden.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is the first official Bee Campus USA in the state of Illinois! UIC earned the prestigious recognition from Bee City USA.

Bee Campus USA Committee

a bee rests on a yellow flower, held by a student


Alan Molumby, Department of Biological Sciences


Rosa Cabrera, Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center

Iris Caldwell, Engineer, Energy Resource Center

Kristy Kambanis, Degrees Progress Office

Emily Minor, Department of Biological Sciences

Carly Rizor, Facilities Management (Grounds)

Lisa Sanzenbacher, Office of Sustainability

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About Bee Campus USA and Bee City USA

Bee Campus USA logo

The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that commit to a set of practices that support pollinators, including bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, among thousands of other species. For more information about the application process for becoming a Bee Campus USA affiliate, visit

Bee City USA® urges local governments, individuals, organizations, corporations, and communities to promote and establish pollinator–friendly landscapes that are free of pesticides.  Since its inception in Asheville, North Carolina in 2012, many cities have been certified across the nation and many others are in the process of preparing applications. For more information about the application process for becoming a Bee City USA community, visit