Post-Election Activities at UI

This year’s presidential election has been one of the most divisive in history. The negative tenor of endless television ads, social media posts, and the election itself have impacted many, regardless of political preference.

We are committed to supporting our students, staff, and faculty by providing spaces to come together for contemplation and brave conversations where civility, listening, and respect are the norm. Now is the time for our community to reaffirm our value of diversity and inclusion. Our diversity—in identity, ideas, and perspectives—is what makes us strong.

Below is a list of connection and conversation spaces as well as a list of resources. Please check back as more events and resources become available.

Dr. Georgina Dodge
Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President
Title IX Coordinator

Opportunities to gather:

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the event organizer in advance.

Upcoming Activities

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Noon-1:00 pm, Room 332 in North Hall 
    The School of Social Work is hosting Brown Bag Teach In’s on Political Advocacy for all interested campus community members.  (contact)
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, Room 332 in North Hall 
    The School of Social Work is hosting Brown Bag Teach In’s on Political Advocacy for all interested campus community members.  (contact)
  • Ongoing, Sundays 5:00-10:00 pm, Monday-Thursdays 2:00-10:00 pm, Fridays 2:00-6:00 pm 
    Cultural and LGBTQ Resource Centers staffed and available for gathering and conversation. If groups are interested in reserving the space outside of the staffed hours, contact Roy Salcedo, 319-335-1637,
  • Ongoing, University of Iowa Student Government social media
    Humans of the UI, University of Iowa Student Government and Graduate & Professional Student Government posted statements from UI students across the political spectrum, facilitating an opportunity to listen to one another. (Paid Registration Required) (Contact)

Community Activities

Past Activities

If you have opportunities you would like included, please email and reference this page.


UI Non-Confidential Resources

UI Confidential Resources

Other UI Resources

Community Resources

  • Iowa City Police (319-356-5275)
  • Coralville Police (319-248-1800)
  • Johnson County Sheriff (319-356-6020)
  • North Liberty Police (319-626-5724)
  • Iowa City Human Rights Commission (319-356-5022), (TDD: 319-356-5493)

Campus Messages

  • Message to International Students, from Maureen Burke, director of English as a Second Language Programs and Iowa Intensive English Program, and Lee Seedorff, senior associate director of International Student and Scholar Services
  • Letter to the Obermann Community, from Teresa Mangum, professor of the department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
  • Message to the Campus Community, from President Bruce Harreld and Executive Vice President and Provost P. Barry Butler