Election 2020: Stay Informed, Vote, Respect Others

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

UI Election Resources

General

Pre-Election Events

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Why We're Polarized with Ezra Klein
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 7:00 pm | Join Here!

Students

Pre-Election Events and Resources

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Post-Election Campus Resources and Response Guide Webinar

 
Thursday, October 22, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
 
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Hopes and Fears About the Upcoming Election

Share here using the code 89 20 34 0
See what others are saying here

Post-Election Events and Resources

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Wednesday, November 4th from 3:30 to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 11thfrom 3:30 to 5:00 PM
 
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Offices and Services

Faculty

Pre-Election Events and Resources

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2020 Election: Where Do We Go From Here? World Café Discussions

 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
 
Register Here!

Hopes and Fears About the Upcoming Election

Share here using the code 89 20 34 0
See what others are saying here

Post-Election Events and Resources

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2020 Election: Where Do We Go From Here? World Café Discussions

 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
 
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Offices and Services

Staff

Pre-Election Events and Resources

National Coalition Building Institute in black with NCBI in all capital letters
White mug with coffee and a heart shape in the foam next to a pink flower on a wood table.

2020 Election: Where Do We Go From Here? World Café Discussions

 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
 
Register Here!

Hopes and Fears About the Upcoming Election

Share here using the code 89 20 34 0
See what others are saying here

Post-Election Events and Resources

White mug with coffee and a heart shape in the foam next to a pink flower on a wood table.

2020 Election: Where Do We Go From Here? World Café Discussions

 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
 
Register Here!

Offices and Services