All OMSA staff members have an open door policy and are available to answer questions and hear your concerns. Students are strongly encouraged to speak with an OMSA staff person to address issues of diversity, equity, and bias on campus. If members of the staff are unable to assist you, we can direct you to someone who can. We work with other campus offices to ensure that each is aware of and responsive to the needs of undergraduate, graduate and professional students of color.
To ask a question, raise a concern, or report an incident, contact any of the OMSA staff.
The OMSA Student Advisory Board is a committee of undergraduate, graduate and professional students of color that meet with the director of OMSA twice a month. The committee advises OMSA on the needs of students of color with regards to programming, services and resources currently being offered. For more information, please contact Ana Vázquez. To learn about this current Advisory Board members, please see our staff page.
Bias Response Team (BRT)
Selected OMSA staff members are members of the University’s Bias Response Team, which is a group of administrators who is available to support and guide students seeking assistance in determining how to handle a bias incident.
Diversity, Civility & Equity
The University of Chicago is committed to fostering an environment free from racism, sexism, ageism, heterosexism, homophobia, ableism, and xenophobia. The Diversity, Civility & Equity website has the policies and statements that reinforce the campus community’s commitment to diversity, civility, and equity. The Diversity and Inclusion website tells more about the University's initiatives in this area.