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.
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:
Supports the academic success of students of color at the University of Chicago and works to build an inclusive campus community.
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.
This office focuses on the success of undocumented/DACAmented, low-income, and/or first generation students at UChicago.
Connects students of every faith to resources on campus and in the community at large, including student groups, places of worship, and events.
Promotes cross-cultural understanding and mutual respect through programming and events.
Facilitates the full participation of students with a disability in the life of the University.
Consists of administrators who are available to support and guide students seeking assistance in determining how to handle a bias incident.
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.
Related to a specific program of study, these groups bring together students and resources for different populations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.