Welcome to the Equal Opportunity & Diversity office

Jennifer Modestou, director of equal opportunity and diversity officeThe Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) supports a campus environment where each individual's ideas, contributions, and goals are respected and valued.

EOD is charged with implementation of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity policies at the University of Iowa.  We serve as a resource to support the university's compliance with federal/state laws and regulations and university policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual harassment by or towards any UI community member. As a unit of the Chief Diversity Office (CDO), EOD reports to the University’s Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Georgina Dodge.

We invite you to explore our website and the websites of all the CDO offices. We welcome suggestions for ways to enhance your experience at the University of Iowa; please contact us if we can be of assistance to you.

Jennifer Modestou


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • From Jamaica to Rome in a day

    From Bettendorf, Camanche, and Elkader to Jamaica and Rome, far-flung corners of the world have found their way into the names of Iowa cities and towns. At the second annual Iowa Humanities Festival, scholars from across the state will share the connections present between Iowa and the globe.