• Iowa Now Minute 4/18/2014

    See a roundup of recent University of Iowa activities, research, public engagement, and campus life in Iowa Now Minute.

  • UI symposium examines women in politics

    The University of Iowa's Public Policy Center will examine the role of women in politics and their representation in state and federal executive and legislative bodies, in a day-long symposium on Friday, April 18, at the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City.

  • UI named mentoring center for minority graduate students

    The University of Iowa has been awarded $1.2 million to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring in the nation. The three-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recognizes the UI's long history of recruiting and educating minority students in STEM fields.



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