We are working to facilitate proactive campus cultural change to cultivate a more respectful, inclusive environment that embeds diversity and equity into the Iowa experience.
The Welcoming and Inclusive Environment priority strives to create a culture where people of all backgrounds and perspectives feel welcomed and appreciated.
To make this vision a reality, we are evaluating policies and programs, engaging in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, and improving support for diverse students, faculty, and staff. Through this comprehensive approach, we aim to eliminate barriers and improve accessibility for all on campus.
Together, we will build a truly welcoming and inclusive community, where everyone can thrive. This initiative aims to inspire and empower every member of our community to make a positive impact on our campus environment, which will ultimately enrich the university experience for all.
Measuring Our Progress
The university has set specific five-year targets for the following high-level indicators, and will report on progress toward meeting these targets annually.
First-Generation Student Success
REDUCE DISPARITY FROM OTHER GROUPS BY 2027:
- Decrease fall-to-fall retention gap to 6-8%
- Decrease four-year graduation rate gap to 9-11%
- Decrease six-year graduation rate gap to 7-9%
Underrepresented Minority Student Success
REDUCE DISPARITY FROM OTHER UNDERGRADUATE GROUPS BY 2027:
- Decrease fall-to-fall retention gap to 2%
- Decrease four-year graduation rate gap to 7-9%
- Decrease six-year graduation rate gap to 6-8%