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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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AAUW Fellowship Session

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers prestigious fellowships for women working in any discipline. Their American Dissertation fellowship provides funding for the final year of Ph.D. dissertation completion (U.S. citizens or permanent residents), and the International Fellowship provides a year of support for graduate students who are citizens of a country other than the U.S. (Master’s, PhD, and other graduate degrees.)  Please see the AAUW website to determine eligibility...

TriNetX Basic Training

Thursday, September 29, 2022 9:00am to 10:00am
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.
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Academic Job Support Office Hours - Research Statements

Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
The process of pursuing a tenure-track of teaching-track faculty position can be intimidating.  The good news is that if you're going out on the academic job market(s), there is support for you and your search here at the University of Iowa. In addition to support from faculty mentors, the Graduate College’s Grad Success Center also helps students who are going through the process of finding and applying for academic jobs at every stage from developing and drafting materials to interview and...

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.
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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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