Global Community

UChicago is home to students, faculty, and staff from a rich array of backgrounds, experiences, and cultures. Whether you are on campus or studying abroad, you are part of our global community.

The University’s tradition of inclusion dates back more than 100 years; diversity is an integral part of who we are. When we embrace differing ideas, experiences, and perspectives, we stretch our minds and expand our horizons.

A variety of University programs and opportunities are available to deepen how you experience the world and benefit from our multicultural society. You can study abroad, connect with groups on campus, attend events, and get involved with service projects and programs in neighboring communities. 

Throughout the year, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMSA) offers events and programs to enhance your student experience and encourage cross-cultural dialogue. Students and scholars from more than fifty countries are affiliated with International House, a residential and program center that serves as a cultural and intellectual resource offering a wide range of public programs. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, home to the University’s Interreligious Center, offers diverse religious events and ceremonies on a daily basis, as well as regular interreligious gatherings. It also hosts major performing arts and academic events, as well as University-wide gatherings and celebrations. The Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides year-round services and support to international students, staff and faculty at the University. OIA also offers dozens of cross-cultural and international social events, which can be enjoyed by all members of the University community. 

More information is available through the links below.