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Excellence through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the University of Iowa we embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming environment for all members of our community. This commitment includes all of our students, staff, and faculty as they pursue their goals here at Iowa.

Upcoming Events

June 29, 2019 - 8:15pm to 11:00pm
On the lawn in front of Macbride University of Iowa Pentacrest
1 North Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
July 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Iowa Hall University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
39-53 East Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
July 13, 2019 - 8:15pm to 11:00pm
On the lawn in front of Macbride University of Iowa Pentacrest
1 North Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Looking for resources?

Read an article or book that provides a perspective different from your own or that enhances your knowledge of other cultures, or turn to the internet: our new website is designed to connect you with resources and events close to home. Please click above on our "resources" tab for more information!

Recent News

University of Iowa PhD student Dwain Coleman talks about how in the 1800s, free and once-captive African Americans came together in what were called Colored Conventions. Coleman is involved in the first pilot satellite partner of the acclaimed national Colored Conventions Project.
Since 1968, the Afro-American Cultural Center at the University of Iowa has served as a welcoming and empowering space for the university’s Black students, faculty and staff to find community, engage in activism, receive support and culturally engage with others on and off campus.
Kedibona “Kedi” Ochs hopes to create a classroom for students that fosters inclusivity and compassion. Ochs, who was recently awarded the spring 2019 Mary Maxine Redmond Scholarship, was also selected as the spring 2019 College of Education commencement speaker. 

Do action planning with your team!

The campus-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion action plan will launch on April 4th! Be sure to connect with your team about ways that you can get and stay involved in the institutional change. Please go to "Action Planning" on our site menu above.