Since our founding in 1890, a diversity of perspectives has been integral to intellectual and community life at the University of Chicago. From being among the first non-historically black universities to tenure an African American faculty member, to awarding one of the first PhDs to an African American woman, we have always demonstrated our commitment to including diverse voices in our ongoing discourse.

Explore our timeline, publications, and library resources to learn about the past, present, and future role of diversity at UChicago. Learn more about our diverse alumni, and download a list of notable alumni in science and medicine (PDF).