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


  • 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.

  • Separated by borders

    "The Distance Between Us: a Memoir" by Reyna Grande is the 2014 selection for the One Community, One Book annual reading program sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights in the College of Law.

  • Hancher brings sounds of Mexico to Iowa with Sones de México

    When we think about music from other countries, it can be easy to get caught up in a one-note stereotype. UI’s Hancher will present Sones de México Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Englert Theatre, where the folk music ensemble will share the full scope of Mexico’s varied traditions.