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The Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (Grad-DEI)

The Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Grad-DEI) at Iowa is committed to fostering a welcoming environment for graduate student populations that are historically underserved and underrepresented in higher education.

Grad-DEI is dedicated to supporting the outreach, recruitment, retention, and success of underrepresented graduate students by hosting workshops, providing spaces, and creating opportunities to grow. 

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Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

The Graduate College’s Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is an award-winning eight-week immersion program designed to provide underrepresented undergraduate students with in-depth research experiences. SROP is a gateway to graduate education in a Big Ten Academic Alliance Initiative at the University of Iowa.

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Report a Concern

The University of Iowa's Office of Institutional Equity is the central receiving agency for any reports regarding discrimination in three major categories:

 - Sexual harassment/misconduct; Title IX, or gender discrimination gender 

 - Discrimination, harassment, or ADA

 - Equal employment, affirmative action, or harassment prevention education

Visit the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion website to learn more about how to file a complaint or receive support for any concerns.

Upcoming Events

Toxicologists Can Be Trusted through Integrity and Transparency

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:00am to 12:30pm
Toxicologists, safety scientists, and risk assessors must convey the substance and importance of their work to non-toxicologists, but often the general public is skeptical, prone to questioning a scientist’s credibility due to mistrust, biases, censorship, and perceived conflicts of interest and issue advocacy. In this three-part webinar series, which features two speakers per webinar, these topics will be addressed through the lens of emerging scientific research and toxicological concerns. The...
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CS Colloquium|Panel - "How to get Monies": A Graduate Student Perspective on RA, TA, and Internship/Job Opportunities!

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Seamans Center
The Computer Science Graduate Student Association invites four graduate students who have had great success in applying and getting offers from top-tier companies/labs to talk about their experiences and offer advice on how to increase your chances! In this panel discussion, we hope to disseminate information on common pitfalls, tricks, and opportunities that one encounters when looking for jobs or funding. There will be plenty of time for Q & A.
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Improv Theatre for Communication Skills Series

Wednesday, October 5, 5:00pm to Wednesday, December 28, 2022 6:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Do you want to feel more comfortable with public speaking, teaching, and presentations? Join other graduate students and postdocs for improvisation drop-in sessions where we will use improv theatre games to help you improve your confidence in public speaking, answering questions, and communicating your research to broad audiences. Sessions will be led by Lisa Kelly, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Cedar Rapids and the UI CIRTL Coordinator, and Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers, UI Theatre...


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The History of National Latinx/a/o Heritage Month

Thursday, September 30, 2021
National Latinx/a/o Month is September 15 - October 15 every year. Learn about how this celebratory month was formally recognized by the U.S. government and who the month celebrates.
John Jepsen

An inside study on federal Indian law and mineral rights

Monday, April 27, 2020
John Jepsen's research focuses on the post-war period (1945 to present) when commercial oil drilling began in the North Dakota, home of the Fort Berthold Reservation.
Dwain Coleman

UI grad student sheds light on the history of black Iowans in the state

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Coleman's award-winning master's thesis focused on how African-American soldiers built a unique community in Newton following the Civil War.

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