The University of Chicago has significant activity in diversity and inclusion. Yet many efforts occur in isolation, without the benefits of sustained open communication and collaboration. A stronger infrastructure will enable us to work more efficiently and effectively and to learn from one another.

Local Diversity Plans

We will offer divisions, schools, and other administrative units the opportunity to work with us on creating a tailored diversity and inclusion plan that will identify opportunities to make their local climates more inclusive of all members. The Office of the Provost will make available resources, including templates, toolkits, workshops, and consultation, to facilitate this process.

Diversity Mapping

The University’s diversity-related efforts will be mapped, creating an online resource for the campus community. Our assessment will cover diversity initiatives, programs, events, and curricular offerings across the University. The campus community will be able to access the results of this inventory, identify resources, initiate collaborations, and create maps and reports.

Administrative Infrastructure

As part of our commitment to scholarship and cultural programming on issues of race and ethnicity, we are conducting a national search for the next director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, bringing a new senior scholar to campus. Similarly, we are conducting a national search for the next director of the Center for Identity + Inclusion. Units, schools, and divisions will be encouraged to appoint leaders to help focus their local efforts.

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