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Chicago United Partnership Agreement

Honoring our shared values of diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility, Roosevelt’s partnership with Chicago United extends significant benefits to individuals who participate in Chicago United’s efforts to advance multiracial leadership in corporate governance, executive level management, and business diversity. 

Benefits

Three benefits are available through the partnership with Chicago United:

  • Individuals who participate in a Corporate Inclusion Institute are eligible to earn three semester hours of graduate credit applicable toward a graduate degree in Roosevelt’s College of Business. The cost of the graduate credit is only $100 per credit hour.
  • Individuals who successfully complete a Corporate Inclusion Institute are eligible for a 15% reduction off regular tuition rates for a graduate degree at Roosevelt University. In addition, Corporate Institute completers are eligible to receive a waiver of the application fee normally required by the University.
  • All employees whose employers are members of Chicago United can receive a 15% reduction off regular tuition rates for any degree program at Roosevelt University. In addition, all employees of member organizations of Chicago United are eligible to receive a waiver of the application fee normally required by the University.

Please note

  • The tuition reduction can be applied to any Roosevelt undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate program.
  • The tuition reduction cannot be used in combination with other Roosevelt grants, scholarships, waivers, or awards. However, students receiving the tuition reduction can still receive federal, state and private assistance in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Applicants for admission must meet all academic degree admission standards.
  • In order to receive the tuition reduction and admission fee waiver, the applicant must identify themselves at the time of application as a Corporate Inclusion Institute completer or employee of a Chicago United-member organization.
  • If a student is no longer an employee of a Chicago United-member organization, the benefits described in this section shall end at the end of the academic term in which the student leaves their employment with a Chicago United-member organization.
  • Existing Roosevelt students who are employees of a Chicago United-member organization are not eligible for a refund of their application fee.
  • An essay and some additional academic work beyond the Corporate Inclusion Institute are required to earn the three semester hours of graduate credit.
  • Only participants in the Corporate Inclusion Institute since Jan. 1, 2020 are eligible to receive graduate credit.

Next Steps

Complete the following steps to earn graduate credit for the Corporate Inclusion Institute or to earn admission and obtain your tuition reduction. 

  • Earn graduate credit for the Corporate Inclusion Institute
    • Apply for admission as a non-degree (“student at large”) student in the College of Business. Indicate that your area of concentration is Human Resource Management and that you are a participant in the Corporate Inclusion Institute at Chicago United.
    • Upon earning admission, you will receive directions from an admission counselor about how and when to enroll in HRM 428, Workplace Diversity. Typically, your enrollment will take place after the start of your Institute experience.
    • Once you are enrolled and have paid or planned your payments for the reduced tuition, you will receive directions about what you need to do to complete HRM 428 and earn your three semester hours of graduate credit.
  • Explore and apply for an academic degree program at Roosevelt University

Note: Check back soon for the updated eligibility form.

For more information, contact:
Michael Conwell
Graduate Admission Counselor – College of Business
Roosevelt University
425 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Email: mconwell@roosevelt.edu
Phone:  312-281-3250