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Get the latest news and announcements related to diversity and inclusion efforts across campus. 


Pet Policy

September 15, 2023

To ensure the health, wellbeing, and safety of our community, the University has created a policy on which types of animals are allowed in University areas and exemptions that apply for assistance animals, therapy dogs, and other animals. Learn More >

How to celebrate Juneteenth at the University of Chicago, in the community

June 14, 2023

Juneteenth will once again be celebrated through various events organized by the UChicago community.

Juneteenth 2023: Upcoming Events

June 14, 2023

Check out these upcoming Juneteenth events happening on and around campus.

Announcing the 2023 Campus Climate Survey

May 5, 2023

The University of Chicago launched the 2023 Campus Climate Survey to capture some of the experiences and perceptions of students, staff, and academics on a broad range of issues related to diversity and inclusion. Members of the University community received a link via email to complete the survey. Learn more.

Juneteenth Celebration Request for Proposals

April 12, 2023

We invite all members of the University of Chicago community to develop programs, events, and activities to observe and honor the Juneteenth 2023 national holiday. Applications are closed for 2023.

UChicago partners on initiative to advance diversity and inclusion in academia

March 15, 2023

University selects five faculty fellows for Ivy+ leadership institute, will host event in April.

Eric H. Holder Jr. to give keynote address at UChicago’s MLK commemoration

January 19, 2023

Jan. 23 event to include talk with former U.S. attorney general and Valerie Jarrett.

Six members of UChicago community to receive 2023 Diversity Leadership Awards

January 19, 2023

Faculty, alumni, staff, and student recipients will be recognized at MLK commemoration.


Pride Month profiles

June 17, 2022

Learn about LGBTQ+ faculty and staff and the work they do to affirm the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Image courtesy of Africa International House

How to celebrate Juneteenth at the University of Chicago

June 16, 2022

2022 events include a block party, outdoor marketplace, and film screenings.


University launches new Public Safety Advisory Council

May 7, 2022

This new council aims to engage the campus and surrounding community in safety and security efforts.

Juneteenth RFP

Juneteenth Celebration RFP call for proposals

May 7, 2022

Members of the University community are invited to submit proposals for consideration by May 20, 2022.

Nominations now open for the Graduate Student Diversity Advisory Board’s Second Annual Diversity Awards

April 6, 2022

The Graduate Student Diversity Advisory Board is accepting nominations for its Second Annual Diversity Awards.

ALA Humanities in Action Grant to help BMRC at UChicago Library expand knowledge of Black historical collections among local history teachers

March 3, 2022

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium was selected as one of 200 libraries nationwide to receive an award from the American Library Association’s American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries.

Cheryl Brown Henderson

Daughter of Brown v. Board of Education plaintiff to speak at UChicago’s 2022 MLK commemoration

February 7, 2022

The event will feature education leader Cheryl Brown Henderson and violence prevention advocate Pastor Chris Harris.