Implementation Progress

Our goal is to inspire and empower every member of our community to make a positive impact on our campus environment, ultimately enriching the university experience for all.

To do this, we are working to create a campus culture that aligns with our core values and is respectful and inclusive to all our students, faculty, and staff. Over the past few years, we actively engaged with the campus community, learning more about their experiences and providing resources to help campus leaders better support all members of our community. We took steps to improve programs and policies, as well as address accessibility concerns on campus. 

Key Metrics

140 +

participants in Iowa Edge in Fall 2022

A record number for the four-day program which provides resources, connections, and guidance to college students as they begin their journey at Iowa


say they feel valued at UI

Around 4 out of every 5 students, faculty, and staff reported Iowa is a place where they feel valued in the 2022 Campus Climate Survey

3,500 +

views of the 2023 Journey to Unity Videos

The seven videos provide a closer look at campus culture at Iowa


classrooms with ADA Priority seating upgrades

Part of $2 million in classroom updates that took place in summer 2023

Highlights and Success

$ 2M

in classroom improvements

New classroom furniture is designed to be inclusive, accessible, and mobile

Sunny day Pentacrest photo in the snow

Unity Week 2024

Unity Week is a campus-wide effort aligned with the UI strategic plan of each college and unit, celebrating our welcoming and inclusive culture over the past year while looking ahead at the year to come.

Veterans Plaza dedication

UI dedicates new Veterans Plaza

The new University of Iowa Veterans Plaza is located north of the Iowa Memorial Union and creates a dedicated space on campus to honor and remember those who served our country as a member of the military and armed forces. 

Inclusive Leadership Summit

Inclusive Leadership Summit

More than 50 UI leaders from academics and athletics came together in November for a roundtable discussion about inclusive leadership. The conversation resulted in tangible examples and takeaways about effective leadership strategies that can be applied both on the field and in the classroom.  

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