Campus Support Resources

A series of events in the past few weeks have tested our society: We have witnessed global terrorism, the deaths of black men at the hands of law enforcement officers, attacks on police officers, and the list goes on. We are saddened and recognize that there are no words we could offer to ease the hurt, frustration, and stirred emotions so many of us are experiencing.

During these times, it is imperative that we take care of ourselves. If you are feeling overwhelmed, please acknowledge these feelings and take active steps on your own behalf. Reach out to friends and family, turn off the news, turn away from social media sites, and seek activities that bring you joy and comfort.

As a campus community, we encourage you to support each other, stay connected, and access University support resources available to enrolled students, including the Center for Identity + Inclusion, Student Counseling Service, Spiritual LifeDean-on-Call, and staff throughout Campus and Student Life.

Announcements

Spring 2016 Climate Survey Forums

We would like to invite you to share your suggestions on the development and implementation of the Spring 2016 Climate Survey, which will focus on diversity, inclusion, and the climate for underrepresented groups. This is a tremendous opportunity for your voices to be heard - and to offer specific topics and questions for consideration by the steering committee.

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Student Employment Opportunities 2015-2016

We are excited to share that we are expanding our student employment program and creating four specialized teams: Marketing, Peer Education, Programming, and Operations. Job descriptions are posted, and we are currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year!  Learn more...

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Emerging Minds Project

EMP is a sustained dialogue group that engages students in meaningful and challenging conversations about social justice, identity, and diversity. Covering a range of topics - from race and religion to ability status and social class - each cohort discusses all of the "isms" while learning how to be culturally competent leaders. 

More details and applications are available at emp.uchicago.edu.  Applications Due: Thursday, October 30.

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Research Initiative Grant

RIG is inteded to assist undergraduate, graduate, and professional students by providing financial support for scholarly projects that explore the multifaceted nature of race, race relations, ethnicity, and/or culture within the University of Chicago, the larger City of Chicago community, and/or Higher Education.

Please visit omsa.uchicago.edu/RIG to download an application. Applications are due Monday, November 3, and letters of recommendation are requested by Monday, November 10.

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