Erikson values diversity and actively seeks to recruit students and faculty of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

Our current student body is one of the most diverse among master’s programs in Chicago.

Students of color, as well as LGBTQ, international, and male students, can turn to the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs for support and services that enrich the Erikson experience. Associate director Valerie Williams offers academic support, nonacademic advising, and information on financial assistance, while organizing social and networking events that encourage cross-cultural dialogue on campus.

We also are committed to preparing you to work with individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. That’s why in Erikson courses and activities, you will find yourself engaged in frank discussions about race, ethnicity, class, and culture — how they underlie theories you’re learning, influence your own perspectives, and shape the lives of the children and families you serve. Our students say this approach opens their eyes to new views and their own perspectives and biases.

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