Since our founding, the University of Chicago has understood that tackling the most complex problems requires the broadest possible diversity of perspectives and experiences.

As an intellectual destination, the city of Chicago’s second-largest private employer, and the largest on the South Side, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment filled with diverse faculty, staff, students, and visitors. This commitment has resulted in a rich history of diversity, both on our campus and off.

An Array of Resources

Many departments, groups, organizations and programs at the University and the University of Chicago Medical Center support this commitment to diversity, including:

The vast array of student resources stress the importance the University places on supporting those of different cultural heritages, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, spiritualities and abilities. Two major resources in these areas are the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) and the LGBTQ Programming Office.

A Diverse Community

The University and Medical Center’s commitment to diversity spans from academics to the community through student organizations, civic engagement, community programs, health and wellness, education, economic impact, diverse hiring practices and initiatives to foster and maintain relationships with minority- and women-owned businesses, ensuring that the University and Medical Center have access to the most creative and innovative talent in support of the institution’s strategic goals.

The Diversity Leadership Council advances the University’s mission to create a diverse nonacademic community of staff, surrounding neighborhoods, and business partners. The Council assists the President and Officers of the University with ensuring that all of our relationships reflect the University’s commitment to diversity as part of its core mission.

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