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

2022

PSAC

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.

Doriane C. Miller is one of this year's award recipients

University of Chicago announces 2022 Diversity Leadership Award recipients

February 1, 2022

Faculty, alumni, staff, and student winners to be recognized as part of MLK commemoration.

2021

Council to examine history, relationship between University of Chicago and South Side communities

December 17, 2021

New independent council will engage communities through "comprehensive and rigorous" work.

New awards recognize UChicago graduate students for championing diversity, inclusion

October 4, 2021

The Diversity Advisory Board Awards honor 12 inaugural winners for efforts to drive change.

D&I Dialogues

New programming series helps Booth alumni engage in and act upon diversity and inclusion efforts

July 6, 2021

The D&I Dialogues series was designed to allow Booth alumni to come together and discuss various aspects of diversity in work and in life.

UChicago

Race in the classroom: Race and Pedagogy Working Group seeks to better understand the experiences of underrepresented students

July 6, 2021

The group is currently gathering data to better understand the racialized experience in UChicago classrooms and identify opportunities for positive change. 

Diversifying the student body: GRIT working to support underrepresented students in STEM

July 6, 2021

The organization is dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and advocating for graduate students from backgrounds historically marginalized and underrepresented in the BSD and PSD.

Announcing the winner of the inaugural Pozen Center Prize for Best BA Thesis on Race and Human Rights

May 26, 2021

The prize awards $1,000 to the best BA essay submitted on any topic at the intersection of race, structural racism, and human rights in the United States or globally.

Updated Diversity & Inclusion Planning Toolkit

March 11, 2021

This toolkit was created as a resource to help leaders advance diversity and inclusion in their units.  

2020

UChicago event examines ways to foster greater diversity in business

December 9, 2020

Executives from minority- and women-owned businesses discussed opportunities with University leaders.

Annual Timuel D. Black Community Solidarity Scholar Fund amplifies civil rights activist’s legacy

December 7, 2020

The award will be given to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student who exemplifies Black’s spirit.