• Prof. Brook Ziporyn with students

Clubs and Workshops

Clubs and workshops, organized around formal areas of academic study as well as student interests, form an important part of daily life in Swift Hall.

The Divinity School is home to a number of area clubs, student-run clubs, academic workshops, and interest clubs. Find a variety of opportunites for engaging with your colleagues

Council on Advanced Study

The Council on Advanced Studies sponsors many interdisciplinary graduate research workshops, designed to bring together faculty and graduate students from the University of Chicago and the wider Chicago area to create scholarly dialogue, to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, and to foster exchange of ideas. The main emphasis of these workshops is the presentation of graduate student dissertation work in progress. For more information and a complete list of CAS Workshops, visit the CAS page. 

CAS Workshops convened by Divinity School faculty:




We believe in the life of the body as well as the life of the mind.

Divinity School students participate in a range of intramural sports (like lag football, volleyball, basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, and ultimate Frisbee) through the University's Intramural Sport Program. These teams are both competitive and fun—a difficult balance in intramural sports—exemplified by our volleyball team, the Exorcists, our perennial finalist ultimate Frisbee team, and our flag football team, the Div School Devils.

Most academic years see a Faculty-Student sports competition or two, including softball, basketball, and bowling.