Working to make diversity and inclusion business as usual
The University of Chicago’s commitment to enhancing diversity goes beyond creating a welcoming and inclusive campus for our students, faculty, and staff. It also applies to how we conduct business. Fostering and maintaining a diverse portfolio of partners and vendors ensures that the University has access to the most creative and innovative talent, while strengthening the business community both locally and nationally.
From large-scale projects to small ventures, the University seeks to create opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses that offer a range of professional services, from IT and construction to catering and other goods and services. In addition, we foster meaningful relationships with local business interests designed to promote an environment of mutual benefit.
Tap into a wealth of local resources
When you use local vendors and suppliers for UChicago projects, you help those businesses and the local community thrive. Whether it's an upcoming construction project, event, or meeting, consider using a local resource. The list below can help you get started.