Diversity

The University of Chicago’s diverse community provides the varying voices and perspectives essential to our mission of pursuing new knowledge. Our culture is enriched by the many different backgrounds of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Several offices and programs help foster this diversity at UChicago. Visit the University’s Diversity & Inclusion website to learn more about our commitment to diversity, including information for prospective and current students.

Student Resources

The student experience extends beyond academics at the University. We offer many avenues to engage with peers outside the classroom. Student resources include diversity offices, services, and opportunities, as well as many cultural student groups.

Center for Identity + Inclusion

The Center for Identity + Inclusion, located at 5710 S. Woodlawn Avenue, is the on-campus home for several offices providing services and support for the diverse student populations of the UChicago community. The offices housed under the Center are:

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Supports the academic success of students of color at the University of Chicago and works to build an inclusive campus community.

Office of LGBTQ Student Life

Serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning students and allies from across the University in order to create an inclusive and safe community, providing educational, social, and professional opportunities and resources.

Student Support Services

This office focuses on the success of undocumented/DACAmented, low-income, and/or first generation students at UChicago.

Other Resources

Spiritual Life Office

Connects students of every faith to resources on campus and in the community at large, including student groups, places of worship, and events.

International House

Promotes cross-cultural understanding and mutual respect through programming and events.

Student Disability Services

Facilitates the full participation of students with a disability in the life of the University.

Bias Response Team

Consists of administrators who are available to support and guide students seeking assistance in determining how to handle a bias incident.

Undocumented Students

Resources for prospective and current undocumented students at UChicago.

For a more comprehensive list, explore our Diversity & Inclusion Student Resources.

Diversity in Academics

Diversity in our academic programs supports our students of different backgrounds as well as students interested in the many cultures of the world. Our faculty members come from different career paths, disciplines, countries, and perspectives and are leaders, creators, healers, and explorers. 

In addition to learning about diversity, our students celebrate their own. On-campus programs work to build a community of support for students of varying backgrounds.

Academic Affinity Groups

Related to a specific program of study, these groups bring together students and resources for different populations.

Research and Internships

A number of programs enable students to perform research with our faculty up to three years before applying to graduate school. UChicago is a participant in Leadership Alliance, the Creating Connections Consortium (C3), and Mellon Mays, and also offers a number of summer programs.

For more information about diverse scholarship at the University, explore Diversity & Inclusion in Academics.

Campus Visits for Groups

The University of Chicago is happy to assist program coordinators with planning a visit to our campus. Please contact gradadmissions@uchicago.edu four to six weeks prior to your planned visit to discuss your visit options. Requests submitted without ample time for planning may not be possible. We cannot coordinate or finance any costs related to your trip. Please consult our Campus Tour page for more details.