Office of Access and Support

Providing campus wide accreditation support while teaching the skill sets for Hawkeyes to lead our global workforce.

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Developing Skill Sets for Success

It is the responsibility of the University of Iowa to provide Hawkeyes the skills required to lead in a globally diverse society and workforce. 


Office of Civil Rights Compliance

Overseeing the compliance of Federal and State of Iowa laws related to bias, harassment, discrimination, equal employment opportunity, disability, free speech, and sexual misconduct concerns.

Meet our Divsion

Learn our purpose and meet the team!

A Message from Liz

Liz Tovar

I am keenly aware that while the UI has made great strides in developing a welcoming and respectful environment for all Hawkeyes but, we are not without our challenges. I firmly believe the foundation and decisions we set forth can positively impact the UI now and for years to come. A key component of this is working with campus and community leaders on incorporating more transparency and accountability. I welcome the opportunity to listen to all members of the community whose voices have not always been heard, and enact change where possible."


Dr. Liz Tovar
Executive Officer and Associate Vice President Division of Access, Opportunity, and Diversity
Senior Associate Athletics Director Academics at University of Iowa



2023 DDEI Year in Review

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Homecoming week in full swing

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Class of 2027 by the numbers

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Old capitol building with flowers

2023-2024 workshops now open!

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Service Animal

UI policy on Service Animals

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Old Cap

April 2023 Note from Liz

Monday, April 3, 2023

Belonging: Pt. 1

Monday, March 20, 2023

Belonging: Pt. 2

Monday, March 20, 2023
Drone Panorama of Pentacrest

February Note from Liz

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Old Cap Snow

Unity Week 2023 Note from Liz

Sunday, January 22, 2023
Liz Mendez Shannon

CLAS 2022 DEI Annual Report

Friday, January 20, 2023
Spring Old Cap

A Note from Liz on recent violence

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Learning to decode the brain

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Ortiz Art

Using art to help heal a community

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Legacy of a Latinx Leader

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Pentacrest Drone Images at DusK

UI 2022 NPRM Comments to DOE

Monday, September 12, 2022
Old Cap with Flowers

September 2022 Note From Liz

Monday, September 12, 2022
Spring Old Cap

Religious Guidelines Updated

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Old Cap with Flowers

Dig, Bridge, Collectively Act

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Iowa Edge!

Sunday, August 14, 2022
Old Cap

A Note from Liz March 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022
First Day of Classes Feb 22

February Note from Liz

Thursday, February 10, 2022

December 2021 Note from Liz

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Fall 2019 Campus Lifestyle

October Note from Liz

Friday, October 1, 2021
Pentacrest Summer

A message to our campus community

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
2021 Iowa Edge Group Shot

Welcome Back!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

156 years in June

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Nine Minutes.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Tovar Standing

A Note from Liz - January 25, 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021