University of Chicago

QuestBridge Scholars Network at UChicago

The University of Chicago QSN Chapter provides a welcoming and supportive community for its members. QuestBridge Scholars can engage in chapter activities, apply for leadership positions, and participate in opportunities offered nationwide through QuestBridge, including access to QuestBridge Alumni Association resources.

Founded in 2007, the UChicago QSN Chapter aims not only to provide a social network for Scholars and peers who are from low-income backgrounds, but also to help them navigate their college careers. The chaper’s mission is to bring together students with similar backgrounds, to listen to their needs, and to design programming that may be helpful in supporting their success and growth. Thanks to relationships with the Center for College Student Success, Socioeconomic Diversity Alliance, and the Office of College Admissions, the chapter has been able to host a variety of workshops and events tailored to low-income and first-generation college students.

Dedicated to building a strong community and support network, the UChicago QSN Chapter has offered a mentorship program and has hosted a variety of fun social programs, including a welcome bonfire, Saturday night dinners, and overnight events.

In addition to group activities, there are always opportunities for underclassmen to get involved in chapter leadership and initiatives. Each year, newly appointed chapter leaders and Executive Board members work together to plan new programming to ensure chapter members feel welcomed and engaged.