Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, diversity and inclusion are core components of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Students, postdocs, and faculty are working together to build a culture within the department where under-represented groups can thrive.

Here you will find information about

  • The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Council: The EDI Council consist of a group of students, postdoc, faculty and staff, working together to mobilize the entire department in order to achieve the ultimate goal of making the department a more equitable, diverse and inclusive place.
  • The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Astronomy (IDEA) group: A group of early-career astronomers and physicists in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics promoting inclusion, diversity and equity in STEM.
  • Department Ombudsperson: The Department Ombudspersons are available to provide private, independent, impartial, and informal assistance for anyone in the Department community, which includes students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • Other University Resources: We compile here resources and initiatives across the University.