The Divinity Students Association (DSA) is an organization run by and for University of Chicago Divinity School students. Every registered Divinity School student is automatically a DSA member. The organization contributes to many spheres of life in the Divinity School, including academic, professional, and social. Above all else, the DSA strives to foster a true community of Divinity students from every degree program.
The Divinity Students Association was founded in the early 1960s and has operated as an independent nonprofit (501c3) within the Divinity School since 1968. The DSA is focused on pursuing three goals:
- to enhance student life and research;
- to foster collegiality and social cohesion;
- to work with the Divinity School administration in areas pertaining to student needs.
Throughout the academic year, the DSA hosts events including 4-8 Socials, supports students through grants and the Swift Cares Fund, funds student-run clubs, and serves as liaison between the student body and administration.