Our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and fostering a welcoming research environment for all. We have been a leader in campus partnerships with groups that support early research opportunities, especially for students from underrepresented groups, such as through the Iowa Biosciences Academy, and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Additionally, our faculty are closely connected with the Iowa Center for Research (ICRU).

The principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fundamental to the mission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa, as we conduct our work in the context of the whole of humanity.

  • In our teaching, we draw on, explore, and question every facet of human experience and understanding.
  • In our scholarship, scientific inquiry, and artistry, we create new knowledge and insight, reflecting and shaping the cultures and societies in which human lives unfold.
  • In our service to Iowans, we collaborate with communities to solve critical problems arising from inequity.

DEI values are inseparable from those of the liberal arts tradition. To fully realize our college’s critical mission of advancing human understanding within that tradition, we must actualize these values in every aspect of our decision-making and every area of our academic community.