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Our Mission

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides leadership and resources to support the University diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, as articulated in its Strategic Plan 2016-2021. The DDEI helps to coordinate the central diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and inform all parts of campus about opportunities happening across campus. The DDEI offices also assist efforts to recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students. The offices primary goals is to enhance a welcoming, respectful and inclusive campus environment for all.

The mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion includes:

  • Providing leadership and resources to advance UI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
  • Coordinating central diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
  • Advancing recruitment and retention of faculty, students, and staff
  • Enhancing a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive climate for all
  • Connecting with community diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

 

Excellence through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Iowa’s status as a premier research university depends on the robust exchange of ideas. The diversity of our students, faculty, and staff helps us fulfill our mission to explore, discover, create, and engage. Thus, we are committed to supporting every Hawkeye’s pursuit of excellence. As we enhance the breadth and depth of our perspectives, we purposefully prepare for our future. Our ability to foster an equitable and inclusive environment for all who join the UI family will determine our collective success. We eagerly accept this challenge.

At the UI, we achieve excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Homecoming

Friday, September 25, 2020 (all day)
Virtual Event

Virtual Homecoming is a chance to keep the Hawkeye spirit alive by sharing a "homecoming message" with the UI community, regardless of where you are in the world. Show your school spirit by giving a shout out to the Hawkeyes from your corner of the globe, or by sharing a memory from your time at Iowa! We want to see your photos and hear your stories, and we’ll be sharing some of your messages during Homecoming Week 2020! Click the following link to fill out the form! https://international…

Pandemic, State & Society Webinar Series

Friday, September 25, 2020 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Virtual Event

Join International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the Iowa Global Health Network for a special two-part webinar series "Pandemic, State & Society" (September 18 & 25) bringing together voices from Asia to discuss first-hand experiences with the coronavirus. Asia was the first place to experience the coronavirus, impose lock-downs, and then emerge from them. It was also the first to experience a resurgence of infection…