• Calling all K-12 artists, essayists

    The UI Chief Diversity Office and the UI Homecoming Committee are launching two contests for youth as part of the 24th Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival—the art and essay contests are an opportunity for K-12 youth to share their ideas about the importance of cultural diversity.

  • Spotlight: WorldCanvass partners with FilmScene for 2014-15 season

    International Programs (IP) at the UI announces a new partnership for IP’s television and radio series WorldCanvass; Starting in September, WorldCanvass will be held once a month on Tuesday nights at FilmScene, a state-of-the-art theater located on Iowa City’s pedestrian mall.

  • Spotlight: Visiting Thai professor cherishes her Iowa connections

    Naowarut Charoenca can’t help but appreciate the value of relationships—those developed over a lifetime, as well as the new ones she is cultivating with colleagues as part of a three-month visiting professorship in the University of Iowa College of Public Health.



Dr. Georgina Dodge outside of Jessup HallAt the University of Iowa we understand the link between diversity and excellence in education, and we embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming environment for all members of the university community. This commitment includes all of our students, staff, and faculty as they pursue their goals here at Iowa. But the outcome of those efforts really depends on you as a member of our community.

We invite you to ally with us by becoming engaged in our diversity efforts. Sign up for a workshop or take a class to advance your understanding of other cultures or your own, join a committee or organization that focuses on diversity, attend a diversity-related performance or lecture, or become a conversation partner with someone from another country. Need more alone time? Read an article or book that provides a perspective different from your own or that enhances your knowledge of other cultures. Or turn to the internet: our new website is designed to connect you with resources and events close to home. We invite your feedback and input as we continually develop this site as a portal to diversity at Iowa.

Georgina Dodge
chief diversity officer and associate vice president