Diversity Councils

African American Council

The African American Council (AAC) strives to make the University of Iowa and Iowa City more broadly places that Black people can call home.  Acknowledging that these are predominantly white spaces, the AAC notes the potential and the perils of such environments.  We seek to create programming that helps Black individuals find opportunities to connect and meet challenges while contributing to a stronger, more vibrant community.

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Council on Disability Awareness

The mission of the Council on Disability Awareness is to advocate for the full development and maintenance of an attitudinal and physical environment that encourages people with disabilities to participate fully in the educational, occupational, social, and cultural life of the University of Iowa.

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Council on the Status of Women

The mission of the Council on the Status of Women (CSW) is to ensure an environment that supports the right of all women at the University of Iowa.  The council is committed to working in partnership with the university to develop policies that remove barriers to women’s learning, professional growth, creativity, employment, and contributions to the institution and to the broader community.

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LGBTQ Staff and Faculty Association

The LGBTQSFA is open to any university employee - merit staff, professional/scientific staff, graduate assistant, faculty, administrator or community member. Meetings are held monthly and feature guest presentations as well as discussions of current topics recommended by members. In addition, the association sponsors other public activities throughout the year ranging from lectures to cultural performances and social events.

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Native American Council

The mission of the Native American Council (NAC) is to promote and improve the quality of life of Native American faculty, staff, and students at the University of Iowa.

The goals of the NAC are to: address the diverse needs and concerns of Native Americans on campus; act as a voice for Native faculty, staff, and students; serve as a formalized liaison between Native staff and faculty, and students, and the greater University of Iowa communities; and support university efforts towards recruitment, retention of Native faculty, staff and graduation of students.

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Pan Asian Council

This is one of the newest councils at the University of Iowa! More information and a link to their upcoming website is coming soon!

UI Latinx Council

The Latinx Council’s mission is to create a university environment that addresses the needs and concerns of Latinx faculty and staff, to keep abreast of issues affecting UI Latinx students and to serve as an advisory body to the university.

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