Diversity Advisory Board

DAB is a student-led initiative that works to improve graduate student services and programming around diversity, equity, & inclusion.

The UChicagoGRAD Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) is a group of graduate students from across the University of Chicago whose mission is to enhance diversity, inclusion, access, and equity in higher education. Board membership is composed of students who have consistently demonstrated a commitment to promoting these values through their academic pursuits, leadership roles, and community engagement.

DAB advises UChicagoGRAD and other administrative leaders in developing programs and resources related to diversity in graduate education and experience, while also connecting campus-wide graduate student groups with each other and University leadership.

4th Annual Diversity Awards: Celebrating our awardees!

DAB is pleased to celebrate the 4th Annual Diversity Awards! The intention of the DAB Diversity Awards is to recognize, honor, and celebrate the significant contributions of the underrepresented students on the University of Chicago’s campus.

This is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to recognize graduate students with whom you collaborate that have taken leadership roles or made exceptional contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at UC.

Our Awards ceremony took place on May 28th, 2024 where we celebrated our 17 winners!

2024 Transcending Boundaries Research Symposium


The Transcending Boundaries Research Symposium is designed to highlight the work of historically marginalized graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at the University of Chicago. While all students are invited to attend the presentations, our primary focus is to spotlight the research of our fellow historically marginalized colleagues.


At a Glance: Graduate Student Racial/Ethnic Diversity










Native American


Pacific Islander

Fall 2020 Enrollmented data retieved from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Data Center. The Insitute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Statistics. Available at https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/Data.aspx

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