Official Statements

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End of the Semester Note from Liz

Monday, May 16, 2022
Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
End of Semester Note from Liz looking back at the year.
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New BUILD Summer Virtual Cohorts launches

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Summer Virtual Cohorts is the newest program offered by the Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) initiative for UI faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students. This six-week series will support and challenge participants through the guided completion of their BUILD certificate. Participants will engage in 13 hours of training, including active discussions with fellow cohort members and a certified cultural intelligence coach. 
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2021-2022 Diversity Catalyst Awards announced

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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A Note from Liz March 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The March 2022 Note from Liz to the University of Iowa Campus.
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2021 Student Campus Climate Survey data show strong sense of belonging

Thursday, March 24, 2022
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Iowa Enters Next Phase of Its Campus Climate Survey Effort detailing the results of the 2021 UI Student Campus Climate results.
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UI participation in AAAS SEA Change program provides resources, accountability for DEI growth

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Iowa has become a charter member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change program. This initiative, which aims to help colleges and universities advance institutional transformation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, aligns with UI’s ongoing strategic planning process, and will provide a mechanism for institutional review, accountability, and evolution in DEI on campus.
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February Note from Liz

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dr. Liz Tovar drops a note for the campus for the month of February 2022.
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Name changes highlight new focus on service to the university community.

Thursday, January 20, 2022
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Name changes for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center for Diversity and Enrichment and Diversity Resources units highlight new focus on service to the university community.
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Campus Climate survey coming this March

Thursday, January 20, 2022
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The division of diversity, equity, and inclusion is entering the next phase of the UI’s evolving campus climate survey project. The division will release reports from 2021 student data over the six weeks and then launch a new campus-wide climate survey for students, faculty, and staff on March 29, 2022.
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Voluntary free speech and navigating challenging conversations program to launch for faculty, staff, and students.

Thursday, January 20, 2022
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to participate in a new program focused on free speech and navigating challenging conversations starting in mid-February.