Students at the University of Chicago form a diverse community that values the contributions of all its members. The University is home to hundreds of thriving student groups that support those of different cultural heritages, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, spiritualties, and abilities.
In our undergraduate community, more than one-third identify as students of color and nearly one-tenth come to the University from homes outside the United States. Of our students in graduate and professional schools, one-fifth are students of color and one-fourth are international. These students find friendship and support through such campus resources as the Office of Multicultural Affairs, in student groups, and in their studies at the University.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) students and friends have long come together in groups throughout the University. Some groups are for students in specific schools, like the School of Social Service Administration’s OUTreach, and others span the full University, like Queers & Associates, which is the largest LGBTQ organization on campus. More recent initiatives have expanded support for LGBTQ students, including the Office of LGBTQ Student Life and the gender-neutral Open Housing Policy.
Resources at the University support all students in celebrating their unique identities and promote a community that proudly benefits from the inclusion of every varying perspective.