Diversity & Inclusion

  • Mawlid in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

    An evening of poetry, song, and salutation in celebration of Mawlid, the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

  • Festival of Nations at International House

    Festival of Nations at International House

Campus and Student Life has a profound commitment to the diversity of our community and is focused on cultivating a respectful and inclusive environment where individuals with varying points of view and a broad range of life experiences can engage with and learn from one another. We encourage students to reflect on and challenge assumptions about class, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, nationality, disability, and other aspects of identity through a variety of programs and events.

  • The Center for Identity + Inclusion (CI+I) creates intentionally diverse and inclusive communities, serving as a bridge builder by engaging students and members of the University community of all backgrounds to ensure personal, academic, and professional growth and success. CI+I includes:
    • The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, which strives to foster intercultural engagement and raises the critical consciousness of students and the broader UChicago community, particularly as it relates to the lived experiences of varied racial and ethnic communities. 
    • LGBTQ Student Life, which strives to create an inclusive and safe community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and allies at UChicago. LGBTQ Student Life offers educational opportunities and serves as the hub for LGBTQ student life at the University.
    • Student Support Services utilizes a holistic approach to create an environment in which low-income, first generation, and/or undocumented students can thrive and succeed on campus. The office provides services that strengthen self-efficacy, resilience, and a sense of belonging. 
  • International House (I-House) enables students and scholars from around the world to live and learn together in a diverse community that builds lifelong qualities of leadership, respect, and friendship. I-House hosts more than two hundred public programs that include music and cultural performances and forums and debates led by distinguished guest speakers. In addition, its Graduate Commons Program includes weekly language and culture tables and related dining activities, professional development opportunities, health and wellness programs, and social programs that promote interpersonal and intercultural understanding and friendship among UChicago grad students.
  • The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is dedicated to enhancing a vibrant international community and to fostering cross-cultural experience. OIA works to enable UChicago’s international community to fully access the opportunities offered by the University from before their arrival in the United States and until well after their departure and provides immigration guidance.
  • Rockefeller Chapel is the spiritual and ceremonial center of UChicago that hosts festivals and ceremonies of many world religious traditions. The staff at Rockefeller Chapel also manage Bond Chapel, which is used for a varied program of ceremonial, spiritual, and artistic events.
  • Spiritual Life addresses the complexities of religious encounter in the twenty-first century and provides support to members of the campus community of any religious affiliation or none. Spiritual Life offers campus-wide programs like Spirit Week; convenes the Spiritual Life Council, a group of students that gathers weekly for interfaith dialogue; hosts meditation and yoga classes; and connect students with a variety of religious advisors.
  • Student Disability Services (SDS) assists students with disabilities by engaging them in an interactive process to identify the necessary services and accommodations to ensure equitable access to University programs and services. SDS staff works in an expedient manner to assess students’ access needs and collaborate with campus partners to implement approved accommodations.

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