Diversity Resources

The Diversity Resources unit is a central office in the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that helps to shift and maintain a University of Iowa campus culture that is more inclusive, welcomes diversity, and increases dialogue across difference.
One orange box with "Training, Courses, and Discussion Sessions", one black box with ne black box "Events and Social Programming", one dark gray box with "Coaching and Consultation", and one blue box with "Resource Development"
Our trainers offer in-person and virtual, application-based sessions as well as host events that centralize the voices of marginalized populations and recognize achievement for equity efforts. Diversity, equity, and inclusion work can be challenging, so we are happy to speak with about any concern you or your office might be having and provide consultation for self-learning, guidance, and support.
We invite you to explore our website and the websites of all the DDEI offices. We welcome suggestions for ways to enhance your experience at the University of Iowa; please contact us if we can be of assistance to you. 

Our Staff

Brianna Marcelo

Director

Steven Edwards

Assistant Director

Yashwant Prakash Vyas

Assistant Director

Programs and Initiatives

Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) Certificate Program
Connecting Hawkeyes Across Technology (CHAT) Sessions
Cup o' Justice Series
Exploring White Identity for Effective Allyship Workshops
Implicit Bias Training and Resources
Iowa City (I.C.) Better Bridges Institute
LGBTQ Safe Zone Project
National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)
Social Justice Reading Group
Twenty-Minute Teasers
Virtual Discussions
Women's Leadership Initiative

Upcoming Diversity Resources Events

Upcoming Diversity Resources Events

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Virtual Discussions

Friday, February 26, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual

We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities each month that focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of our listening, reading, or viewing groups. The topics include: ability, class/socioeconomic status, gender/gender expression, race, religion, and sexuality/sexual orientation. Participants will need to review the specific podcast episode, article, or video clip prior to attending. All podcasts,…

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Virtual Discussions

Friday, February 26, 2021 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual

We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities each month that focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of our listening, reading, or viewing groups. The topics include: ability, class/socioeconomic status, gender/gender expression, race, religion, and sexuality/sexual orientation. Participants will need to review the specific podcast episode, article, or video clip prior to attending. All podcasts,…

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BUILD: Exploring the Influence of Implicit Bias in Our Work and Lives

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual

The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty, staff, and graduate students to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom. This workshop will explore implicit bias, including an introduction to…