University of Iowa

Chief Diversity Office

Women's Leadership Initiative

The Chief Diversity Office, in partnership with the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education (IOWAWHE), recognizing the need for more women leaders at all levels in higher eduation across the state, developed this series by women for women. Through ongoing dialogue, women working in or with colleges or universities will have the opportunity to learn from each other in supportive community about topics of impact for our leadership.

Summer Enrichment Institute

Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Enrichment, this summer program is designed to enhance the academic experience of local Iowa City Community School District secondary-level students of underrepresented populations.

Cup o' Justice

Honoring the rich tradition of activism at the University of Iowa and in the surrounding community, this series of discussions are designed to bring change leaders together in shared learning and promote intergenerational and interdisciplinary dialogue about social justice, civil rights, and civic engagement.

Culturally Intelligent Leadership

The Chief Diversity Office and Pomerantz Career Center partner on an enrichment opportunity for students and local business leaders. Culturally Intelligent Leadership is a four-part series that provides knowledge and skills for leadership in an increasingly diverse and global workplace.

Black in Business Series

The Center for Diversity and Enrichment and the Tippie College of Business created the Black in Business series, in collaboration with the Division of Student Life's Being Black@Iowa Project, to expand the dialogue in the Black community around issues of higher education, business, and entrepreneurship.

School and Community Partnership (SCP) Program

The Center for Diversity and Enrichment coordinates outreach efforts to underserved K-12 students from diverse backgrounds, including students of color, first-generation students whose parents have not received a baccalaureate degree, and students from low-income families.

Pen Pal Program

Some goals of the Pen Pal Program include: promoting positive self-esteem for grade school students; increasing grade school students' motivation for academic success and interest in college; developing and practicing writing skills of grade school students; and providing all program participants with a greater understanding and appreciation of diversity.

Mentoring Program

The Center for Diversity and Enrichment Mentoring Program offers peer relationship-building and support to underrepresented minority undergraduate students at the University of Iowa. Our goal is to create an environment where students can achieve success and thrive.

Latino Youth Summit

The youth summit attracts 200 high school students from around the state. The Iowa Latino Conference is coordinated by the University of Iowa School of Social Work, the Center for Diversity and Enrichment, Tippie College of Business, the College of Education, the Office of Admissions and Human Resources/Staff Language and Culture Services.

Iowa First Nations Summer Program

This program provides Native American students the opportunity to live on campus and experience the university setting, explore majors, and gain an appreciation for the variety of opportunities on the UI campus and higher education in general. Participants will attend structured classroom seminars and field trips to various campus departments, enjoy hands-on classroom experiences, and have the opportunity to get involved in social and recreational activities on campus and in the community.