Campus Profile: University of Chicago

University of Chicago is a private university in Illinois. Around 6,499 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

Campus Reform Campus Profiles evaluate individual American college campuses based on liberal bias, speech codes, and other relevant policies and factors.

University of Chicago is a private university in Illinois. Around 6,499 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university. 

Official Political Student Organizations:

Conservative Organizations: 

College Republicans

Edmund Burke Society

Federalist Society

Students for Life


University of Chicago Friends of Israel

Liberal Organizations: 

ACLU University of Chicago Law Chapter

American Constitution Society

Amnesty International

Blacklight Magazine

Chicago Justice Initiative

Environmental Justice Task Force

Exploring Race

Feminist Forum

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

LGBTQ Business Alliance


oSTEM at UChicago


Project Reproductive Freedom

Students for Justice in Palestine

University of Chicago Democrats

University of Chicago Student Action

OpenSecrets Data on University of Chicago Employee Political Donations

In the 2020 election cycle, 97.58% of University of Chicago employee donations went to Democratic candidates in federal elections, while 2.42% of donations went to Republican candidates in federal elections, according to data from OpenSecrets.

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Rating:

University of Chicago has been given a green light speech code. According to FIRE, “Green light institutions are those colleges and universities whose policies nominally protect free speech.” FIRE also notes that a green light does not by itself guarantee that a school actively supports free expression. 


University of Chicago is requiring a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students.


Stories by Campus Reform about University of Chicago:

University of Chicago publishes 'abortion guide,' claims pregnancy centers 'lead to suicide' 

The University of Chicago (UC) has published an 'abortion guide.' The founding document blames the 'escalated assault on women’s reproductive justice,' on the war in Iraq, anti-immigrant legislation, and 'weakening environmental policies.'

As crime soars, UChicago students call to disband campus police

Dozens of students from the University of Chicago began a multi-day protesting campaign on demanding, among other things, that the university police department be disbanded. This comes despite a recent spike in violent crime and general unrest in the Chicago area.

University of Chicago faculty demand reparations

A letter published by a coalition of University of Chicago faculty demands a $2 million budget, Critical Race Theory Department, defunding of police, and reparations committee.The call to action requires an “equity analysis” to mold the University’s future agenda and address an alleged history of fostering white supremacy and institutional racism. The Demands follow the University of Chicago’s removal of a Stephen Douglas plaque from its campus.