The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consists or three units: the Center for Diversity and Enrichment, Diversity Resources, and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

The Center for Diversity & Enrichment (CDE) brings together under one umbrella a variety of programs, offices, and services that work to create a welcoming climate for students, staff and faculty from communities underrepresented in higher education.

CDE Sub-Units

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Campus Outreach Services

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TRIO Student Support Services

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TRIO Upward Bound

The Diversity Resources unit provides consultation, resource, and skill-building opportunities for University of Iowa faculty, staff, students, and guests in order to foster an inclusive, respectful, and equitable university community.

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.

EOD Sub-Units

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Complaint Investigations Unit

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Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance

Division Information

Division Information

Structural Overview

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.

Within the Division of 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.

CDE also administers the federally funded TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) and TRIO Upward Bound (UB) programs.

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.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) is another unit within the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This office 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.

The final unit within the Division is Diversity Resources, who provide consultation, resource, and skill-building opportunities for University of Iowa faculty, staff, students and guests in order to foster an inclusive, respectful, and equitable university community.

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Division Organizational Chart

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