Campus Support Resources

A series of events in the past few weeks have tested our society: We have witnessed global terrorism, the deaths of black men at the hands of law enforcement officers, attacks on police officers, and the list goes on. We are saddened and recognize that there are no words we could offer to ease the hurt, frustration, and stirred emotions so many of us are experiencing.

During these times, it is imperative that we take care of ourselves. If you are feeling overwhelmed, please acknowledge these feelings and take active steps on your own behalf. Reach out to friends and family, turn off the news, turn away from social media sites, and seek activities that bring you joy and comfort.

As a campus community, we encourage you to support each other, stay connected, and access University support resources available to enrolled students, including the Center for Identity + Inclusion, Student Counseling Service, Spiritual LifeDean-on-Call, and staff throughout Campus and Student Life.

Our Vision

The Center for Identity + Inclusion 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.  We strive to:

  • Foster a campus environment that supports the exploration of varied identities and their intersections
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of different worldviews to strengthen cultural competencies and their application in a variety of contexts
  • Create opportunities to engage in challenging conversations to advance a more equitable society
  • Amplify voices and advocate for and with students from marginalized identity groups to enhance the student experience

Our Mission

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs: We strive to foster intercultural engagement and raise 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: We strive to create an inclusive and safe community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and allies at UChicago.  We provide educational opportunities and serve as the hub for  LGBTQ student life at the University.

Student Support Services: We utilize a holistic approach to create an environment in which low-income, first generation, and/or undocumented students can thrive and succeed on campus.  We provide services that strengthen self-efficacy, resilience, and a sense of belonging.