Resource Groups

Resource Groups

Resource Groups foster diversity, inclusion and peer support by connecting like-minded people.  They improve the BSD, UCM, Prizker School of Medicine and the University of Chicago by helping to create a safe, welcoming environment where an individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, levels of ability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation/gender identity and other important personal attributes are fostered as organizational assets.  Our Resource Groups are open to all members of the University of Chicago and UChicago Medicine community including faculty, other academic appointees, staff, postodoctoral researchers, residents, and students.   The Resource Groups are funded by BSD Human Resources and UCM Human Resources.

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Current Resource Groups

LGBT+ Resource Group

The LGBT+ Resource Group is comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the UChicago community and allies (+).  They are a group, contributing to the support, education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and outreach for LGBT+ employees, students, and patients and their families.  They are also an advisory group supporting the University and UChicago Medicine in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.  Contact Kelly Sharka for more information.   

NOTICE: A Resource Group to Advance Women of Color

NOTICE’s objective is to elevate and amplify women of color for the purpose of increasing the number that advance into leadership positions. This group facilitates mentorship and professional development opportunities, dialogue and safe spaces, as well as resources for members in an effort to cultivate internal talent within UCM. Through these activities, Notice will increase the visibility of qualified internal candidates who are women of color for leadership positions across the organization.  Contact Angel Burgess for more information.

Muslim Resource Group

The Muslim Resource Group strives to provide a "safe-space" for Muslims to discuss issues of religious and cultural accommodation and inclusion within the campus. The group aims to be a resource for its members and to liaise with leadership around policies and actions that can service the religious and spiritual needs of Muslims at UChicago. Contact Munzareen Padela for more information.

UC Global

UC Global seeks to provide resources and support for UChicago's vast international community of scholars, practitioners, and students. The group has a mission to host and promote social events, educational dialogues, and professional networking opportunities with the international community in mind. Contact Angele Parent for more information. 

Emerging Resource Groups

Resource Groups are currently being formed in the following areas:

  • Black Men Engaged (Interest Meeting: October 9th | 12PM | Billings J103)
  • HLX (Hispanic / Latino Community)

If you are interested in learning more and connecting to the the leadership of these groups, please email  

Forming a Resource Group - Connect with Us!

Resource groups may be formed and led by faculty, other academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, residents, and students. If you are interested in forming a group, a helpful first step is to set up a time to meet with a Resource Group committee member.  This is an informal meeting and an opportunity for you to learn more about the process of forming a group and to ask any questions you may have.

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We recommend reviewing the Resource Group bylaws and application prior to the meeting.