Community Life

Community life at the Divinity School begins in our Hyde Park campus. Swift Hall, located in the very center of the main University Quadrangle, is our home for the work and play of our students, faculty, and staff, and a welcoming destination for South Siders, city residents, and visitors worldwide. 

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The Divinity Students Association (DSA) is an organization – run by and for University of Chicago Divinity School – committed to fostering a true community of Divinity students from every degree program.

DSA Home Page
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The Divinity School is home to a number of area clubs, student-run clubs, academic workshops, and interest clubs, from the intellectual to the athletic. We're also proud to be host to the best coffee shop on campus, run entirely by our students.

Clubs and Student Activities Intramurals Undergraduate RSO


Grounds of Being is Swift Hall's coffee shop, operated by the Divinity Students Association. A student managed and operated non-profit, the coffee shop has been in business in one form or another since 1962, and is a critical part of Divinity School community life. "GoB" is also widely known as having the best baristas on campus!

Visit the Grounds of Being website

Campus Partners

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Thirty minutes to relax, reflect, and be in community. Weekly speakers respond to a theme, which changes quarterly.

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"DDH" offers a residential scholarship program offered in cooperation with the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

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Campus Partners

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life serves as a destination for all things spiritual and religious at the University of Chicago.

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Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and Inclusion

Campus and Student Life has a profound commitment to the diversity of our community and is focused on cultivating a respectful and inclusive environment.

Learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion efforts

Divinity School PhDs

View more information about our current PhD students.

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