Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the UI, we achieve Excellence through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Iowa’s status as a premier research university depends on the robust exchange of ideas. The diversity of our students, faculty, and staff helps us fulfill our mission to explore, discover, create, and engage. Thus, we are committed to supporting every Hawkeye’s pursuit of excellence. As we enhance the breadth and depth of our perspectives, we purposefully prepare for our future. Our ability to foster an inclusive and equitable environment for all who join the UI family will determine our collective success, so we eagerly accept this challenge.

Our primary fund, the Diversity Initiatives Fund, provides unrestricted support for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. To support our new initiative that supports the recruitment and retention of faculty of color, please donate to Other and designate "faculty of color recruitment and retention" in the gift instructions.

Additional established funds include the Advantage Iowa Award Fund which supports first-year students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose enrollment contributes to a diverse learning environment at Iowa and the Military and Veteran Initiatives Fund which supports Military and Veteran Student Services within the Center for Diversity and Enrichment. 

For more information about supporting these funds, creating your own named fund, gifting methods or to discuss sponsorship recognition opportunities, please contact Melissa Shivers or Javier Perez.