Understanding the Units of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inlusion

Graphic of the units of the division of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Equal Opportunity and Diversity

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 toward any UI community member.

Center for Diversity and Enrichment

The Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE) provides programs and services that support the ability of underrepresented students to thrive and succeed at the University of Iowa. CDE provides services geared toward student enrichment and development, K-12 pipeline and access, community building, and diversity training.

Within CDE, Campus Outreach Services (COS) provides academic coaching, identity-specific programming and activities, personal support, administration of the Advantage Iowa Award, resource referrals, diversity training, peer mentoring, and campus tours for various school districts and community partners. COS also works to help improve campus climate for students with marginalized identities at Iowa.

CDE also administers the federally funded TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) and TRIO Upward Bound (UB) programs.

TRIO SSS assists in developing and enhancing student academic skills, connects students to resources on campus and in the community and provides programming, tutoring and an inclusive space to develop relationships for low-income and first generation students and/or students with disabilities.

TRIO UB helps first generation and low-income high school students prepare for college and understand the college-going process.

Diversity Resources

The Diversity Resources unit helps drive the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts to shift campus culture to one that is more inclusive, welcomes diversity, breaks down barriers to increase dialogue across difference, and is affirming and respectful of all identities. The unit offers consultation; diversity, equity and inclusion resources; and skill-building opportunities for University of Iowa faculty, staff, students, and guests in order to foster an inclusive, respectful, and equitable university community.