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


  • 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.

  • UI hosts community summit on sexual assault

    The UI Department of Communication Studies held a community summit to raise awareness about rape culture: "People need to understand that it does take all of us within the community to get some traction on this," said UI Chief Diversity Officer Georgina Dodge.

  • Celebrating diversity catalysts

    The UI Chief Diversity Office invites members of the campus and community to celebrate distinctive and innovative diversity contributions at the 15th annual Diversity Catalyst Award Reception Tuesday, April 15, in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.