Initiatives

Diversity: Engage-Learn-Transform Fund

Diversity: Engage-Learn-Transform Fund encourages the expression of diverse perspectives on campus by helping to support initiatives, programs, and events that intentionally bring together diverse groups and community members. The Fund invites programmatic applications that seek to be inclusive of different perspectives and engage the campus broadly. Students, faculty, and staff are eligible to apply to the fund. Applications to the fund are reviewed monthly by the Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services or her designee. For more information contact: vpcampuslife@uchicago.edu.

CSL: Engage-Learn-Transform

This collection of events illustrates Campus and Student Life’s commitment to fostering a culture of free expression and civil discourse about current social, political and cultural events. A full schedule of events by month is available. Learn more

Emerging Minds Project

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs hosts the Emerging Minds Project, a program that complements academic coursework through intentional dialogue and reflection on issues encountered daily in society. Participants develop skills to become culturally competent leaders through facilitated discussions on topics related to social justice and diversity.  Students may join a cohort for sustained intergroup dialogue during the winter and spring quarters or participate in quarterly campus-wide dialogue opportunities.

Campus Dialogue Fund

The Campus Dialogue Fund provides annual funding for speakers that address issues relevant to the campus, such as social justice, oppression, human and civil rights. Learn more

International House Global Voices Lecture Programs

The Global Voices Lecture Program presents prominent speakers and organizes round-table discussion groups and special interest conferences and seminars. As a part of this program, leading figures from the world stage come to share their thoughts and exchange ideas with students and members of Chicago’s civic community on major issues facing the country and the world. Learn more

Civic Reflection Fellows

UCSC, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMSA), and the Project on Civic Reflection (a nationally recognized nonprofit organization) have a one-year certificate program designed to develop a cohort of thoughtful, collaborative student leaders who can engage diverse groups of students and community partners in dialogues about critical issues and themes in civic life. Learn more

MLK Celebration

The University annually holds a celebration to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, who gave three speeches on campus between 1956 and 1966, and to reflect on his legacy and the work that still needs to be done. Learn more

 

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