Incoming College students connect with more than 100 South Side community leaders at annual Engage Chicago orientation event
Organized by the University Community Service Center, the event brought local nonprofit and faith leaders, artists, small business owners, school principals, and elected officials together with small groups of students across UChicago’s campus and talked to them about the spectrum of ways they can meaningfully engage with the South Side and Chicago as a whole during their years here.
Fall 2023 at the University Community Service Center
Want to get involved with Chicago and the South Side this fall? Learn more about upcoming programming and available resources to kickstart your journey.
UChicago pilot food program wins national award for campus sustainability
Dining effort to feed students during academic breaks becomes higher-ed model. Volunteers helped assemble food for pickup by University students who were staying on campus for winter break last year. In all, 348 UChicago students enrolled in the 2022-2023 pilot, which provided 9,644 meals.
New College award honors student’s commitment to service
The first Hugo F. Sonnenschein Medal of Excellence was presented on Class Day to Ricky Holder, AB’23. Named in honor of the University of Chicago’s 11th president, it recognizes one graduating student whose character and deeds embody the University's foundational commitment to the direct and active betterment of society at large.
Harris Policy Labs collaborates with institutions of all sizes to help drive positive change, locally and beyond
This spring, Policy Labs teams took on nine public policy challenges in the areas of international development and global conflict, equity and the social safety net and philanthropy and equity.
Celebrate Juneteenth with the South Side
This Juneteenth, join the south side and the UCSC in celebration and commemoration!
The Citizen: Tech Savvy Friends bridges the tech gap for seniors with help from young people
University of Chicago's Tech Savvy Friends partners with Chicago Hyde Park Village, teaching senior citizens about technology and digital skills. This student-led initiative fosters intergenerational connections and empowers seniors in the digital age.
Congratulations to our 2023 UCSC Student Leader Award winners!
The UCSC is proud to introduce four outstanding students from across the University who are demonstrating a high level of engagement in community and civic life and achieving incredible things in o...
Phoenix Poets Literary Festival engages students with South Side literary community
The University of Chicago Press and the Creative Writing Program celebrated National Poetry Month with a three day program.
Student groups dedicated to community service build South Side connections
Community Service Registered Student Organizations or CSRSOs contribute to and learn from a wide array of campus neighbors with support from the University Community Service Center
UChicago offers ways to get involved, learn more about environment for Earth Day
To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the University of Chicago has organized numerous events through the month, from conferences to panels to exhibitions to a day of service dedicated to cleaning up Jackson Park.
UCSC Earth Day 2023: Honoring Sustainability and Environmental Justice
This April, in celebration of Earth Day and the beginning of spring, the University Community Service Center (UCSC) is excited to spotlight and support the efforts of our partners around environmen...