As Hawkeyes, we are informed, we vote, we respect the opinions of others – we are one community.
Our campus is committed to ensuring a safe environment for people to share their thoughts and concerns, through lawful demonstration or assemble, as well as respectful conversation or debate. As we always have been, we are committed to protecting the rights of all faculty, students, staff, and visitors, regardless of political affiliation or belief system.
Freedom of Speech and Human Rights
All members of the University of Iowa community—our faculty, students, alumni, and staff—are free to express viewpoints in public forums. This includes viewpoints that may differ from the majority of people in the University community. As an educational and research institution, the University of Iowa is also fully committed to free inquiry and vigorous debate. Free expression, academic freedom, and diversity of perspectives are all crucial to the fulfillment of our core mission. The robust exchange of diverse ideas is the essence of a public research university.
Our commitments to free expression and an inclusive community are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, throughout our nation’s history, the rights of free speech and association have been indispensable to the causes of civil rights, justice, and equality. Likewise, academic freedom has allowed faculty, primarily through teaching and research, to challenge entrenched ideas and assumptions without fear of reprisal.
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
Pre-Election Events and Resources
Post-Election Events and Resources
Offices and Services
Academic Support and Retention | 319-335-1497
Campus Inclusion Team | 319-335-1162
Center for Diversity and Enrichment | 319-335-3555
Graduate College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | 319-335-2144
Student Disability Services | 319-335-1462, TTY 319-335-1498
UI Threat Assessment Team | 319-384-2955 | Submit Anonymous Report Here
University Counseling Service | 319-335-7294