Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Equity, diversity and inclusion are core components of the Department of Astronomy & 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 A&A and KICP 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.