University of Iowa
We've take the mission of the University of Iowa out into Iowa communities. Thousands of hours of collaboration occurred 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 was made possible through 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 that have happened across the state of Iowa

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