Message from Leadership
"I am keenly aware that while the UI has made great strides in setting DEI standards, 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, including underrepresented and marginalized groups, whose voices have not always been heard, and enact change where possible."
- Dr. Liz Tovar, Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Overview and Organizational Chart
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consists of three units: The Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE), The office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD), and Diversity Resources. Each unit fulfills a need on our campus with regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE) provides programs and services that support the ability of underrepresented students to thrive and succeed at the University of Iowa. CDE provides services geared towards student enrichment and development, K-12 pipeline and access, community building, and diversity training.
Within CDE, Campus Outreach Services (COS) provides academic coaching, identity specific programming and activities, personal support, administration of the Advantage Iowa Award, resource referrals, diversity training, peer mentoring, and campus tours for various school districts and community partners. COS also works to help improve campus climate for students with marginalized identities at Iowa.
TRIO SSS assists in developing and enhancing student academic skills, connects them to resources on campus and in the community and provides programming, tutoring and an inclusive space to develop relationships for low-income and first-generation students and/or students with disabilities.
TRIO UB helps first-generation and low-income high school students prepare for college and understand the college-going process.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) implements diversity policies at the University of Iowa and supports the university’s compliance with federal/state laws and regulations and university policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation and sexual harassment by or towards any UI community member.