A pre-eminent research institution, UChicago is notable for the scholarly achievement of its faculty, the breadth and strength of its graduate and professional programs, the rigorous Core curriculum that constitutes one-third of each undergraduate's coursework and the intermingling of the University's neo-Gothic campus with Hyde Park, one of the city's most racially diverse neighborhoods. UChicago attracts students eager for intense intellectual engagement and a campus culture that values critical inquiry and freedom of expression. Over the past decade, the University has significantly diversified its enrollment through well-funded equity and access recruitment initiatives in admissions and the extension of no-loan financial aid to all admitted undergraduates, regardless of family income or residency. Concurrently, the acceptance rate to the undergraduate College has dropped from 40.3% in 2005 to 7.6% in 2016, and there is no variation in the academic attainments of majority and minority matriculants.The CII seeks to create intentionally diverse and inclusive communities, serving as a bridge builder by engaging students and members of the University community of all backgrounds to ensure personal, academic and professional growth. It seeks to foster a campus environment that supports the exploration of varied identities and their intersections; increases knowledge and awareness of different worldviews to strengthen cultural competencies; creates opportunities to engage in challenging conversations to advance a more equitable society; and advocates for and with students from different identity groups to enhance the student experience. The CII occupies a handsomely renovated house at 5710 South Woodlawn near the heart of Chicago's campus.The Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director will directly supervise the Deputy Director, the Director of OMSA, the Director of Outreach and Access and the Director of LGBTQ Student Life. Total CII professional staff will include 9 FTEs. The Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director will be a member of the Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement and Diversity's senior staff and the University's Diversity Leadership Council. Critical partners outside the CII will include the College, the area Deans of Students, an array of Campus & Student Life offices, the Chicago Center for Teaching, the Office for Civic Engagement, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.
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One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.