On Saturday, President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Daniel Diermeier sent a “Statement on Diversity and Inclusion” to all members of the University community.
Here is the statement, in its entirety:
Recent events have brought new attention to how universities think about diversity and inclusion.
The University of Chicago’s longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion has been and remains essential to the quality of our research and education and the scope and breadth of their impact. Diversity of ideas, perspectives, backgrounds, and personal and community experiences are deeply enhancing of the intellectual exchange and challenge necessary to fulfilling our aspirations at the highest level. The University of Chicago will maintain a foundational commitment to diversity and inclusion.