Campus DEI Support Resources

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Academic Support and Retention: Academic Support & Retention coordinates campus-wide programs and initiatives that facilitate the academic success of all undergraduate students.

Afro-American Cultural Center (Afro House): The Afro House is a safe space for Black students, where they can feel welcomed and at home.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator: The ADA Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the government entity to comply with Title II and investigating any complaints that the entity has violated Title II. The ADA Coordinator office is guiding the university’s efforts to move beyond compliance toward seamless access.

Asian Pacific American Cultural Center: APACC is a space for affirming and healing student identities affiliated with the center, and a space for fellowship and community building.

Campus Inclusion Team: The Campus Inclusion Team (CIT) is a group of individuals available to assist students who have concerns about actions of others that have led them to feel excluded at the university.

Center for Diversity and Enrichment:  CDE brings together under one umbrella a variety of programs, offices, and services that work to create a welcoming climate for students, staff, and faculty from communities underrepresented in higher education.

Dean of Students: Student Care & Assistance, a part of the Office of the Dean of Students, provides assistance to University of Iowa students experiencing crisis and emergency situations.

Division of Diversity, Equity, and InclusionProvides leadership and resources to support the University of Iowa's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

Diversity Resources Office: Offers DEI training and education to UI community members.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resources for supporting University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff.

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Employee Assistance Program: EAP provides services to faculty, staff, and their family members to promote emotional well-being, including confidential counseling.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office: EOD is charged with implementation of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity policies at the UI.

Faculty and Staff Disability Services: FSDS works towards the development and implementation of a University infrastructure capacity for people with disabilities to feel welcomed and supported.

Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Grad-DEI) at Iowa is committed to fostering a welcoming environment for graduate student populations that are historically underserved and underrepresented in higher education.

Latin Native American Cultural Center: LNACC fosters a sense of belonging, where students can authentically engage with their personal, academic, cultural, emotional, and spiritual identities in a safe, trusting, loving, non-competitive, non-judgmental, yet challenging space.

Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement: MISSE is committed to supporting student success on the UI campus, and oversees the UI's Cultural Houses.

Office of the Ombudsperson: 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. It provides informal conflict resolution, mediation services, and advocacy for fair treatment and fair process.

Pride Alliance Center: Pride House supports student success and holistic wellness by providing a nurturing and affirming space for our LGBTQ students.

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP): RVAP's mission is to provide free, confidential, trauma-informed advocacy to people affected by sexual violence and promote social change through prevention education.

Student Disability Services:  SDS exists to bridge the accessibility gap in the classroom.

University Counseling Service: UCS supports mental well-being, nurtures student success, and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally-aware campus community.

  • Trans-Inclusive Services: Medical and mental health services ffrom UCS or Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary students seeking assistance/support as part of transitioning.

University of Iowa Diversity Councils: UI Diversity Councils are open to anyone who identifies as a member of each specific group, and to anyone, regardless of their identities, who wants to support different groups of people on our campus. Each council is open to faculty and staff, and some are open to graduate and undergraduate students.

  • African American Council: The AAC provides a forum where Black faculty and staff can express their concerns; encourages solidarity and fellowship among all Black populations on and around the UI campus; and explores statewide, national, and international partnerships that improve the experiences of the UI’s Black constituencies.  
  • Council on Disability Awareness: Supporting shared experiences and the full inclusion of people with disabilities on our campus and in our community.
  • Council on the Status of Women: Committed to ensuring an environment that supports the rights of all women at the UI.
  • Latinx Council: A UI environment that addresses the needs and concerns of Latinx faculty, staff, and students.
  • LGBTQ+ Council: Supporting the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer campus community.
  • Native American Council: Dedicated to promoting and improving the quality of life of Native American faculty, staff, and students at the UI.
  • Pan Asian Council:  Serving and advocating for individuals identifying as Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Desi American, or under the Pan Asian umbrella.

University of Iowa DEI Policies

Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC): Empowering individuals and fighting oppression since 1971.