Unity Week is a campus-wide effort aligned with the UI strategic plan of each college and unit, celebrating our welcoming and inclusive culture over the past year while looking ahead at the year to come.

Unity Week 2024 will occur January 22-26, 2024. We will focus our storytelling on how our campus builds our culture, community, and works to find common ground.

"Talk to a person in a language they understand, it goes to their head.  Talk to a person in their language, it goes to their heart."

Nelson Mandela


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A Conversation on Inclusive Leadership

College of Phammacy

Mutual Respect

Cultural Impact

Building Relationships

Inclusivity through Accessibility
Understanding the Process

SEA Change

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Providing a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment

Through the UI Strategic Plan, we will facilitate proactive campus cultural change to cultivate a more respectful, inclusive environment that embeds diversity and equity into the Iowa experience.


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How UI Study Abroad supports diversity, equity, and inclusion

The University of Iowa Study Abroad office is committed to diversity and inclusion in our programming, especially as spending time abroad provides an excellent opportunity to consider one's personal identity in a new cultural context.


CLAS 2022 DEI Annual Report

The DEI Committee and college community develop a yearly plan to address the strategic priorities of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to cultivate an inclusive environment and build a supportive infrastructure within the college.

Pentacrest Drone

Accessibility Updates at Pappajohn Business Building

As a college we value an equitable and inclusive environment for all. Toward that end, the Tippie DEI Steering Committee recently took steps to ensure that the Pappajohn Business Building is as accessible as possible.

COE Smith

Lack of representation inspires Smith to pursue career as teacher

Senior chosen as College of Education Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker


Graduate Student Earns US Residency: An Account

Onyeche Oche is a PhD student and research assistant at the UI College of Pharmacy. She came to the University of Iowa in January 2020 and recently applied for and received permanent US residency.  Hoping it will help others, she recalls her experience with the process.

Jeramy Viet Military Uniform Photo

UI Pharmaceuticals Manager Retires from Air Guard After Illustrious Career

Fast planes, brotherhood, and a workplace filled with excitement. That was Jeramy Viet’s reaction as a boy in 1986 when he watched the movie Top Gun, and it ignited his desire to join the United States Air National Guard at age 17.


Nash receives grant for BIPOC student recruitment and retention


Amira Nash, associate director of partnerships and programs in the Baker Teacher Leader Center, received a grant from the Community Foundation of Johnson County for her project, Recruitment & Retention of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Teacher Education Students.

Aliomer, Mala

Finding the power in her voice through resiliency

In the years leading up to her commencement celebration, Malaz Aliomer faced challenging circumstances: the death of her parents in quick succession due to heart attack and cancer; the subsequent task of raising her three younger siblings; and the more recent demands of raising her own daughter with her husband.


Hawkeye Athletics Town Hall

Hawkeye Athletics leads Diversity and Inclusion Forum

B1G Life Series: Iowa Student-Athletes visit Selma to Montgomery

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