Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Jennifer Modestou, Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) supports a campus environment where each individual's ideas, contributions, and goals are respected and valued. EOD is charged with implementation of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity policies at the University of Iowa. We serve as a resource to support the university's compliance with federal/state laws and regulations and university policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual harassment by or towards any UI community member. We invite you to explore our website and the websites of all the DDEI offices. We welcome suggestions for ways to enhance your experience at the University of Iowa; please contact us if we can be of assistance to you.
Jennifer Modestou
  • Director of Equal Opportunity & Diversity, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

We provide expert advice, education, and services to create, maintain, and continually improve this environment as we work to support the university’s compliance with applicable equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and civil rights laws, regulations, and university policies.

Working closely with partner offices such as University Human Resources, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the General Counsel, EOD administers programs to support compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity/affirmative action regulations; investigates complaints of discrimination/harassment including complaints sexual harassment; houses the university’s ADA coordinator; and provides diversity programming and resources to campus.

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