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GRAD Diversity & Inclusion leads efforts within UChicagoGRAD to create, sustain, and coordinate practices throughout the University that support the academic, scholarly, and career development of graduate students and postdocs from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups; and all graduate students and postdocs in incorporating diversity in their scholarly lives.

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.

Current Initiatives:

One-on-One Advising

All students and postdocs can sign up for advising sessions with Dana Bozeman, Director of GRAD Diversity & Inclusion to discuss issues, concerns and experiences related to diversity as it affects their academic and career development as well as personal wellbeing. Sign up early for diversity statement development and review Make an advising appointment here. If you do not see an available time, please email Dana at dbozeman@uchicago.eduto find a time that will work for you.

Structured Writing Accountability Groups (SWAG) 

In collaboration with Student Support Services and the Writing Program, we provide space and structure for graduate student and postdoc quarterly writing accountability groups. Applications are closed for the quarter.

Diversity Administrator Working Group (DAWG)

A collective of diversity and equity related professionals that serve graduate students from areas across campus that meets to share best practices and resources for students. If you are an administrator that supports diverse graduate students and would like to join the working group, please email Dana Bozeman at dbozeman@uchicago.edu

Grads on the Ground

A partnership with the Office of Civic Engagement to support students’ community engagement efforts. Our offices collaborate to promote civic education and engagement opportunities that will strengthen connection with the broader community and the graduate student experience.

THRIVE

A partnership with Student Counseling Services (SCS) and Student Support Services to provide emotional wellness related workshops for graduate students. Check the calendar for upcoming events.

MOSAIC

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A two-day resource and engagement orientation for self-identified underrepresented minority graduate students. Check the calendar in May to sign up for these sessions.

Grad Diversity Career Development Workshops 

This inaugural four part series explores professional development and career planning through the lenses of identity and ability. This year we will focus on first generation graduate students, LGBTQ+ graduate students, graduate women of color and graduate students with disabilities. We are grateful for our partners in Student Support Services, LGBTQ Student Life, OMSA, and Student Disability Services. Check the calendar to sign up for these events.

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