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To: Members of the University Community
From: Robert J. Zimmer, President, and Daniel Diermeier, Provost
Subject: Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
Date: July 7, 2018 

National developments and questions of policy related to international students, race and diversity, including in the context of admissions, have brought new attention to how universities think about and address such issues.

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.