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Multicultural Resources

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The University of Chicago continually works to provide a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for all of our community members, including through dedicated spaces and staff.

Multicultural Student Advisory Committee

The Multicultural Student Advisory Committee (MSAC) is a group of student volunteers who work to make students aware of the diversity of thought and experience that exists on campus. They work with the Admissions Office on a variety of different initiatives, all with prospective students in mind. To learn more about MSAC or contact the MSAC team, email

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) is to support the academic success of students of color at the University of Chicago and build an inclusive campus community. OMSA is located at 5710 South Woodlawn Avenue, a space that is home to the Center for Identity + Inclusion. The Center is a student-focused space that offers study and meeting spaces for campus groups as well as holistic support services. OMSA strives to foster cross-cultural dialogue through a variety of programs, including panel discussions, film screenings, and performances.

Office of LGBTQ Student Life

LGBTQ Student Life works to create an inclusive and safe community for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and allies at the University of Chicago, while recognizing multiple and intersecting identities. The Office provides educational, social, and professional opportunities and resources for all students in the University.

International House

Building on its historic and educational position, International House serves the Chicago community as a dynamic cultural center for programs of outstanding diversity and multiculturalism. The mission of International House is to promote cross-cultural understanding, mutual respect, and friendship among students and scholars through a wide array of programs and activities that enrich the student experience. These activities range from music and cultural performances to outreach programs with Chicago-area international organizations. They also include language exchanges, discussions, forums, and debates led by distinguished guest speakers.

Other Resources

In addition to OMSA, the Office of LGBTQ Student Life, and the International House, other offices and departments around campus serve to supplement the multicultural resources available to students. These include, but are not limited to, the following: