The University of Iowa embraces our responsibility to create a welcoming environment for all members of the community. For resources to connect with communities at Iowa visit http://diversity.uiowa.edu/communities
Mutual respect and understanding of all elements of each other's unique identities is imperative while we work together to create a welcoming environment for all members of our community.
Communities at Iowa
Office of Graduate Inclusion
The Office of Graduate Inclusion (OGI) is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive community for graduate students from underrepresented populations. OGI provides information, networking, liaison support, counseling, and access to a supportive community during graduate school.
International Student and Scholar Services with over 9,000 in-person visits to advisors each year, ISSS is heavily involved in intercultural and adjustment programming for students and scholars, providing cultural competency and intercultural awareness training for staff and faculty, and supporting the Iowa City area community to be a welcoming place for international visitors.
Women's Resource and Action Center
The Women's Resource and Action Center (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.
Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology
Teaching and learning are cultural experiences. Classroom behaviors and practices are strongly influenced by an instructor's own cultural background. The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology provides publications and online resources to help graduate students in the classroom.
In spring 2015, the University of Iowa had 5,586 graduate students enrolled, including 1,140 international students and 617 minority students.
Student Experience in the Research University (SERU)
SERU is a campus-wise survey of all degree-seeking undergraduate at the University. SERU provides an overview of the student experience. The following SERU reports will help you during your graduate education:
Diverse Student Organizations
Here is a list of UI student organizations focused on cultural or international issues.