Initiatives

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.

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

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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