University of Iowa


The Office of Outreach and Engagement partners with communities across the state to bolster economic development, improve environmental sustainability, increase access to arts and culture, share campus knowledge and expertise, and promote community health while transforming teaching, learning, and research at the UI.


Interactive Story Map

We take the mission of the University of Iowa out into Iowa communities. Thousands of hours of collaboration occur each year between the Office of Outreach and Engagement and Iowa’s communities, resulting in projects, research, performances, events, and workshops that help build a brighter future for our university and our state. This work would not be possible without strong partnerships between our office and UI faculty, staff, and students, and our community partners across Iowa. See our Story Map for a glimpse into the amazing partnerships and work happening across the state of Iowa.


Faculty Stories

Engaged learning not only brings faculty and students to Iowa's communities, but it also transforms how we teach and learn on campus while making a difference in those communities across the state. To celebrate and honor work completed by the faculty, staff, and students, the Office of Outreach and Engagement chooses several individuals at the end of each academic year whose efforts stand out. Read about last years' awards.

Student Stories

The Office of Outreach and Engagement creates opportunities for students by partnering with units on campus in community engagement and outreach projects. Students take the ideas they're learning in the classroom and apply them to real-world situations, which helps them find meaning in their work and gets them out into communities where they meet people and build relationships outside the university. 

Community Partner Spotlights

The Office of Outreach and Engagement connects University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students to people and places across Iowa. The goal is to enrich quality of life, address issues facing our state, and create transformative teaching, research, and learning at UI.  Check out some of our featured community partners below, and the many projects that take place in each community!

Your County

The University of Iowa impacts the lives of Iowans from border to border and river to river. We invite you to learn more about our connections in your community. View a map of Iowa by county, house, senate or congressional district by clicking the link below!

click here to find out more about your county