Key Programs and Services

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The Office of Business Diversity works to create opportunities for minority- and women-owned firms to compete for business in the University of Chicago's goods and services supply chain (including professional services), new construction, and renovation projects. Quality business relationships support the ongoing organizational needs of this institution. Business diversity is a key component of the University of Chicago's initiative to be an inclusive community.

Four key programs and services include:

  1. The Annual Professional Services Symposium
  2. Direct Connect Program
  3. Southside Business Development Initiative
  4. Business to Business Entrepreneurial Speaker Series