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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

REDCap Overview

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Not sure what REDCap is? Want to find out if REDCap is suitable for your research project? The REDCap Overview session will cover the basics of REDCap’s functionality and capability. No previous experience is needed. We cover the basic capabilities and the latest software enhancements. NOTE: This is not a hands-on course. After this training you will have a basic understanding of what REDCap’s capability.

REDCap Overview

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Not sure what REDCap is? Want to find out if REDCap is suitable for your research project? The REDCap Overview session will cover the basics of REDCap’s functionality and capability. No previous experience is needed. We cover the basic capabilities and the latest software enhancements. NOTE: This is not a hands-on course. After this training you will have a basic understanding of what REDCap’s capability.

TriNetX Basic Training

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
This training will provide an in-depth look at TriNetX and show you how to use the tool. We will go through building a study, searching for a specific population, and finally what information you gather from the specific cohort. We will also discuss next steps on getting data extracted for research. After this training you will have a thorough understanding of how to use TriNetX and what the process is to get data extracted for research studies.

News

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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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