You Matter to Us!
Friday, March 31, 2023

Liz Tovar

On this Trans Day of Visibility, the University of Iowa and the Division of DEI want everyone in our LGBTQ+ community to know that during these challenging times, you matter to us!

You are an important part of our campus. 

To our undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, and professional students, you are welcome at Iowa, and you are an important part of our student community. 

To our faculty and staff, the impact of your teaching, administration, research, and patient care continues to be integral to the fabric of the institution. 

We value you and are grateful for your tremendous contributions, including the work of the Pride Alliance Center, the Trans Inclusivity Coalition, and the LGBTQ+ Council.  These groups are some of the many great organizations on our campus providing leadership and resources.  Thank you for your work!

As an institution, we strive to provide a welcoming and inclusive campus for everyone, including all members of the LGBTQ+ community.  You have a place here and you matter to us.

If you or someone you know needs additional support, we have resources to help.  Please contact the DEI office at 319-335-3555, or you can email me directly at  

Liz Tovar
Executive Officer and Associate Vice President
Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion