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Addressing Concerns at Iowa

The University of Iowa is a place where all people should feel safe and included. We strive to be a welcoming campus where hate and racism are not accepted. Freedom of expression is a cherished right of all while we respect our differences. As we continue to grow our ability to listen, learn and be fair to each other, we use these tools to grow our community, its collaboration, and gain civil respect for each other.

We want to know if discrimination, hate speech, or a crime is occurring on our campus. If you see something, please say something. If you have experienced incidents of bias or discrimination, please reach out for support. The university community can report prejudice or discrimination incidents securely online to the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion or the Campus Inclusion Team. You can call 319-335-0705. In the instance of a crime or emergency, immediately contact 911.  

EMERGENCIES

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY (I.E.SEXUAL ASSAULT OR OTHER TYPES OF HARASSMENT), CONTACT 24-HOUR RAPE CRISIS LINE (319) 335-6000 OR DIAL 911

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Office of Sexual Misconduct Response

The Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator can assist you in locating resources. You can find numerous ways to access support from the options below for students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

Confidential Resources (24-hour assistance)

Medical Assistance

Supportive Measures

Explore Resolution Options

Locate an Attorney

Make a criminal complaint or ask for police assistance

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Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

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 is charged with implementation of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity policies at the University of Iowa. We serve as a resource to support 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.

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)24 hr hotline: (319) 335-6000

  • Our mission is to provide free, confidential, trauma-informed advocacy to people affected by sexual violence and promote social change through prevention education.

Office of the Ombudsperson: (319) 335-3608

  • The Office of the Ombudsperson is a resource for any member of the university community -- including students, faculty, staff, postdocs, residents and fellow-- with a problem or concern. We provide informal conflict resolution, mediation services and advocacy for fair treatment and fair process.

Faculty and Staff Services/ Employee Assistance Program (for employees): (319) 335-2085

  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a unit of Health and Productivity, provides integrated services to faculty, staff, and their family members to promote emotional well-being and to increase engagement and productivity among members of our UI community.       

University Counseling Service (for students): (319) 335-7294

  • Supporting mental well-being and helping students succeed at Iowa

Women’s Resources and Action Center (WRAC): (319) 335-1486

  • WRAC works to create greater equity for individuals and communities of all identities, with a particular focus on women, through activism, social justice initiatives, leadership training, advocacy, service, and personal and professional development.

 Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP): (319) 351-1042  24 hour hotline: (800) 373-1043

  • DVIP provides services to victim/survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking

Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa (319) 538-5207

  • Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (formerly Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa) serves victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Iowa. 

                                  

Nissa African Family Services (319) 338-7617 

  • Nisaa African Family Service’s mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in African Immigrants and Refugee communities by promoting social, economic and political self-determination of all women; it seeks to build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change.

 

Transformative Healing (319) 389-8430

  • A safe space for LGBTQIA survivors of sexual violence
  • thiowa14@gmail.com

CommUnity Crisis Services   (855) 325-4296

  • CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank is a volunteer-driven organization based in Iowa City, IA that provides immediate and non-judgmental support for individuals facing emotional, food, or financial crisis.

Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (319) 335-6200

Monique DiCarlo monique-dicarlo@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail)

  • The UI Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator serves as the contact person for students making formal complaints regarding sexual misconduct, stalking and/or domestic violence.
  • While the UI makes every effort to safeguard the identities of students, faculty and staff who report sexual misconduct, the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator may need to report incidents to an investigating office.

Office of Student Accountability (319) 335-1162

  • The Office of Student Accountability is dedicated to encouraging responsible community behavior, educating UI students, and facilitating accountability in situations where violations of the Code of Student Life have occurred.

 

Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity (319) 335-0705

  • EOD is charged with implementation of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity policies at the University of Iowa. We serve as a resource to support 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.

 

Threat Assessment Team  (319) 384-2955

  • Threat Assessment Program partners are dedicated to the early identification, assessment, and management of incidents and behaviors that threaten the safety and well-being of the university community.

 

Campus Inclusion Team (319) 335-1162

  • CIT provides support & resources to any student with a concern about diversity, equity and inclusion