We understand the link between diversity and excellence in education.

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

March 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
347 Old Capitol Room (Formerly Minnesota Room) Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
125 North Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Main Lounge, 1st floor Afro American Cultural Center
303 Melrose Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52246
March 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
256 (Lucas Dodge) Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
125 North Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Become engaged in our diversity efforts.

Sign up for a workshop or class and advance your understanding of other cultures. Join a committee or organization that focuses on diversity. Attend a diversity-related performance or lecture. Become a conversation partner with someone from another country.

Recent News

Luther Smith’s achievements were many. A Tuskegee Airmen pilot, he was a decorated World War II hero. He experienced discrimination throughout his life, especially after the war when he worked as an aerospace engineer, a time when few black men or women held such positions. He was also a Hawkeye.
An exhibit at the University of Iowa Main Library complements “Invisible Hawkeyes,” a 2016 book by two University of Iowa professors that explores the experiences of African American students on campus in the early to mid-20th century.
Tab Wiggins, UI assistant director for multicultural programs, says she believes she was called to fight against the status quo. At first, she thought that meant a career in law. Then she thought she would teach high school. But as an undergraduate, she discovered her niche: working with college ...

Need more alone time?

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.