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A Diverse Community

Multiculturalism is an integral part of daily life at the University of Chicago. Our community is a rich mix of individuals who, with their own distinctive viewpoints, contribute to the intellectually challenging culture of the University through academic pursuits as well as extracurricular interests. Since its founding in 1890, UChicago has embraced diverse students and faculty of all genders, races, and religions, all of whom contribute to a stimulating culture of inquiry. By 1943, the University had awarded more PhDs to African Americans—45 in all—than any other university. By uniting diverse students and faculty for more than a century, UChicago has fostered one of the most unique—and decorated—intellectual communities in the world. A deep commitment to diversity is central to our mission of discovery. Explore diversity at UChicago.

Rockefeller Chapel paper model
Rockefeller Chapel is a center for the diverse spiritual traditions represented on campus. Make your own mini Rockefeller!

Taking a cue from the University’s history, today’s leaders continually find ways to emphasize the mission of diversity in as many areas as possible. In the words of President Robert Zimmer, "We have an obligation to see that the greatest variety of perspectives is brought to bear on the issues before us as scholars and citizens. We therefore celebrate our tradition of inclusion and recognize that our success as an institution depends on its ongoing renewal."

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