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For disability accommodations and related support, visit our Resources for Students with Disabilities page.

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External Resources

Harris is grateful to colleagues around the University, and in particular SSA, for highlighting many of these resources. If you have any educational resources or reading lists that you would like us to share with us, please email harrisdiversity@uchicago.edu.

Educate Yourself, Challenge Your Own Racism and that of Others, and Stay Informed 

Learn about what is happening in your community regarding dismantling anti-Black racism:

Engage with current and historical works, such as:

Locate resources on how to be involved in racial justice work:

Read President Obama’s How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change and the report and toolkit (PDF, 5 MB), developed by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

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General Campus Resources

Student Disability Services (SDS) works in collaboration with University of Chicago faculty and staff to provide resources, support, and accommodations to ensure that all aspects of student life are accessible and inclusive of persons with disabilities. For more information, contact 773.702.6000 or disabilities@uchicago.edu

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides students with comprehensive health, counseling, and wellness services to support their academic, personal, and professional success. If you need immediate care, please contact UChicago Student Wellness at 773.702.4156 for medical services or 773.702.9800 for counseling and psychiatry services.

Campus and Student Life is dedicated to helping students, staff, and faculty experience university life at its fullest. CSL has a profound commitment to the diversity of our community and is focused on creating an environment where you can thrive. Through its wide array of programs and services, CSL provides opportunities and experiences that build community, help you grow personally and professionally, and creates a place that you can call home now and throughout your life.

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.

It houses the following organizations:

  • LGBTQ Student Life serves LGBTQ students, questioning students, and allies in the College and graduate and professional schools, in order to create an inclusive and safe community by providing educational opportunities, building community, and serving as a resource for all students in the university. For more information, contact Kendra Malone at kkmalone@uchicago.edu.

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality is a resource for the University of Chicago community about issues pertaining to gender and sexuality, and we seek to bridge research and academic coursework with student development, leadership, and coalition building. For more information, contact Bonnie Kanter at bonniek@uchicago.edu.

Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture is committed to establishing a new type of research institute devoted to the study of race and ethnicity, one that seeks to expand the study of race beyond the black/white paradigm while exploring social and identity cleavages within racialized communities. For more information, email csrpc@lists.uchicago.edu.

The Office of International Affairs provides advising services and supportive programming to the international community at the University of Chicago. For more information, Harris students can contact International Student Advisor Mischa Kasperan at mkasperan@uchicago.edu or for general inquiries international-affairs@uchicago.edu.

Office for Military-Affiliated Communities helps veterans and military-affiliated students, faculty, and staff advance the eminence of the University of Chicago. For more information about resources and programs, contact Terrell Odom, Associate Director for Programs and Services, at todom@uchicago.edu.

Spiritual Life at UChicago addresses the complexities of religious encounters in the twenty-first century and provides a space for members of the University community to ask big and small questions about meaning and purpose. For more information, contact Jigna Shah at jigna@uchicago.edu.

University Resource Groups foster diversity and inclusion by helping create safe, welcoming environments where an individual’s race, ethnicity, levels of ability, religious beliefs, background, and other important personal attributes are viewed as organizational assets. The list below outlines the resource groups currently on campus.

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Campus-Wide Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)

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Faculty and Staff Specific

Faculty Development Program: Academic Networks connect academics to one another in informal settings to share resources, stories, and support across schools and divisions. Each academic network focuses on the experiences of a particular academic group.

  • New Academics Network
  • Academic Women’s Network
  • Academics of Color Network
  • Academics with Young Children Network

Partnership with the Chicago Center for Teaching provides resources to help faculty navigate issues like diversity, stereotype threat, and bias in the classroom while developing more inclusive teaching strategies.

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