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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

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CS Colloquium - Fantastic Bots and How to Find Them

Monday, January 30, 2023 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
Kai-Cheng Yang (Indiana University Bloomington) on "Fantastic Bots and How to Find Them."

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Lilly Radoshevich, PhD

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Bowen Science Building
Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom link.  Exploring the role of ISGylation in pathogen spread Lilly Radoshevich, PhD Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology University of Iowa 
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Connecting Communities: Bowling Night

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 4:00pm to 6:00pm
SpareMe Bowl & Arcade
Welcome to Spring 2023! The Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (Grad-DEI) is excited to host the Spring Connecting Communities Bowling Night on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. at SpareMe Bowl & Arcade in Iowa City. Come and connect with other graduate & professional students and postdocs.


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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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