Updates from the Division on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion News on campus
Please join us for a free upcoming webinar focused on helping students/recent graduates of color start their career in intellectual property. The webinar will be hosted by the Outreach Subcommittee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s (IPO) Diversity & Inclusion Committee and will include a panel of diverse speakers.
We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities each month that focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of our listening, reading, or viewing groups. The topics include: ability, class/socioeconomic status, gender/gender expression, race, religion, and sexuality/sexual orientation. Participants will need to review the specific podcast episode, article, or video clip prior to attending. All podcasts,…
University of Iowa Acknowledgement of Land and Sovereignty
The University of Iowa is located on the homelands of the Ojibwe/Anishinaabe (Chippewa), Báxoǰe (Iowa), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Omāēqnomenēwak (Menominee), Myaamiaki (Miami), Nutachi (Missouri), Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha), Wahzhazhe (Osage), Jiwere (Otoe), Odawaa (Ottawa), Póⁿka (Ponca), Bodéwadmi/Neshnabé (Potawatomi), Meskwaki/Nemahahaki/Sakiwaki (Sac and Fox), Dakota/Lakota/Nakoda (Sioux), Sahnish/Nuxbaaga/Nuweta (Three Affiliated Tribes) and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Nations. The following tribal nations, Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa), Póⁿka (Ponca Tribe of Nebraska), Meskwaki (Sac and Fox of the Mississippi in Iowa), and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska) Nations continue to thrive in the State of Iowa and we continue to acknowledge them. As an academic institution, it is our responsibility to acknowledge the sovereignty and the traditional territories of these tribal nations, and the treaties that were used to remove these tribal nations, and the histories of dispossession that have allowed for the growth of this institution since 1847. Consistent with the University's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, understanding the historical and current experiences of Native peoples will help inform the work we do; collectively as a university to engage in building relationships through academic scholarship, collaborative partnerships, community service, enrollment and retention efforts acknowledging our past, our present and future Native Nations.
Native American Council | REVISED 10-19-20
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides leadership and resources to support the University diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, as articulated in its Strategic Plan 2016-2021. The DDEI helps to coordinate the central diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and inform all parts of campus about opportunities happening across campus. The DDEI offices also assist efforts to recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students. The offices primary goals is to enhance a welcoming, respectful and inclusive campus environment for all.
The mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion includes:
- Providing leadership and resources to advance UI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
- Coordinating central diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
- Advancing recruitment and retention of faculty, students, and staff
- Enhancing a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive climate for all
- Connecting with community diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
Excellence through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Iowa’s status as a premier research university depends on the robust exchange of ideas. The diversity of our students, faculty, and staff helps us fulfill our mission to explore, discover, create, and engage. Thus, we are committed to supporting every Hawkeye’s pursuit of excellence. As we enhance the breadth and depth of our perspectives, we purposefully prepare for our future. Our ability to foster an equitable and inclusive environment for all who join the UI family will determine our collective success. We eagerly accept this challenge.
At the UI, we achieve excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion.