Welcome to the Chief Diversity Office

Dr. Georgina DodgeThe Chief Diversity Office (CDO) provides vision, leadership, and counsel on matters of diversity and inclusion at the University of Iowa. We partner with all campus units to create a welcoming and respectful environment that enables everyone to perform at their full potential.

We provide services and resources for underrepresented faculty, staff, and students; persons with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons; persons of disadvantaged socioeconomic status; and nontraditional, first-generation, and international students. We are thrilled at record enrollments in first year minority students and first year international students, as well as the diversity reflected in our graduate and professional programs. Your support and input are critical to our efforts, and we welcome your ideas for creating a campus where all feel welcome.

Musings of the Moment

Georgina Dodge
chief diversity officer and associate vice president


  • VA uses web-based approach to reach UI veterans

    The Iowa City VA Health Care System and the University of Iowa have collaborated on a project to improve veterans' access to VA mental health care and awareness of UI resources available to veterans on campus.

  • See the person, not the disability

    See the PERSON, NOT the disability" is the theme of the University of Iowa Disability Awareness T-shirt Campaign, one of several initiatives and activities planned as part of October, National Disability Awareness Month.

  • Advocating for diverse families

    When Matthew Beck, an elementary school counselor in Erie, Ill., dove in to create a welcoming, safe environment for all kids when he observed students using words like "gay" in a derogatory way, the issue went from inside the building all the way to CNN and a national award for Beck.