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Engaged Hawkeyes Week

Engaged Hawkeyes Week is an opportunity for students to explore the many ways to be an involved student on campus! Getting involved on campus or in the community is the surest way to find your home away from home while at the University of Iowa.

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100-Word Microstory Contest

Wednesday, July 24 to Friday, July 26, 2024 (all day)
Mark your calendar for our 100-Word Microstory Contest — a free online writing competition for a variety of age groups. You don’t have to be an Iowa Writers’ Workshop grad — or even have participated in a flash writing contest before — to join in the fun. Just create a story in 100 words or less that uses one of two specific writing prompts. We will announce the writing prompts here on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 9 a.m. CDT.
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100-Word Microstory Contest

Thursday, July 25 to Friday, July 26, 2024 (all day)
Mark your calendar for our 100-Word Microstory Contest — a free online writing competition for a variety of age groups. You don’t have to be an Iowa Writers’ Workshop grad — or even have participated in a flash writing contest before — to join in the fun. Just create a story in 100 words or less that uses one of two specific writing prompts. We will announce the writing prompts here on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 9 a.m. CDT.
100-Word Microstory Contest promotional image

100-Word Microstory Contest

Friday, July 26, 2024 (all day)
Mark your calendar for our 100-Word Microstory Contest — a free online writing competition for a variety of age groups. You don’t have to be an Iowa Writers’ Workshop grad — or even have participated in a flash writing contest before — to join in the fun. Just create a story in 100 words or less that uses one of two specific writing prompts. We will announce the writing prompts here on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 9 a.m. CDT.
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Find a Campus Job

Working on campus helps students connect with students, faculty, and staff that might be outside of their field of study. Campus jobs can help students build portfolios and work skills to help them find jobs and succeed after graduation.

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Student Awards

On this site, you will find award descriptions, recipients, and nomination information pertaining to student awards. Browse some of our student-focused award nomination opportunities.

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Strategic Plan

The University of Iowa is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all of our students and to foster a place where students can succeed. The Division of Student Life has outlined a strategic plan for 2021-2026 to lead the Division into the future in more innovative ways.

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Iowa Grow

We created Iowa GROW (Guided Reflection on Work) in 2009 and have since implemented it across the Division of Student Life. Iowa GROW is our way of helping students connect what they learn in the classroom to experiences at work.

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Support the DSL

This fund provides unrestricted support for the Vice President for Student Life to support all departments and units across the division. This fund is utilized to support many priorities and initiatives across the division.

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DSL Departments

The Division of Student Life is comprised of 7 departments and 24 units

A world of possibilities

600 +

Student Organizations

31,000 +

Students enrolled in 2022

1,700 +

Events hosted annually