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.

Georgina Dodge
chief diversity officer and associate vice president


  • Media advisory: VA, UI announce pilot program for veteran education May 12

    A media availability will be Monday, May 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. in 2780 University Capitol Centre, when officials announce a new initiative to help student veterans succeed thanks to a partnership with the Iowa City VA Health Care System and the University of Iowa, The program, the first of its kind in the nation, is called the Iowa Consortium of Veteran Excellence.

  • Dodge stresses equity in education

    UI Chief Diversity Officer Georgina Dodge says Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling allowing states to prohibit public universities from considering race in admissions will not impact the UI, but she hopes the move will get society talking about differences between equality and equity.