The Division of Student Life has three priority areas: Health & Safety, Multiculturalism, and Student Leadership Development.
These are critical areas of student development that the Division’s departments are uniquely positioned to support. In each of these areas, our staff members lead campus-wide, collaborative initiatives that are guided by assessment to measure outcomes and progress. We are national leaders in several areas, such as high-impact student employment, anti-violence work, and harm reduction. Our priority work is a critical component of meeting our mission.
The University of Iowa Anti-Violence Plan for sexual misconduct, dating violence, and stalking: A two-year plan focused on prevention, education, policy, and intervention. Read the plan...
Black Art; Real Stories (BARS) is an initiative to capture and share the Black voices on campus that are often muted. In our time here at the Mecca for creative writers, we've discovered that the phrase doesn't always hold true for everyone. The University of Iowa is host to the world renowned Writers' Workshop, as well as the number one undergraduate English and Creative Writing programs. More...
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Division of Student Life (DSL) aspires to provide all students, staff, faculty and visitors of the University of Iowa a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive experience.Learn More
Employment during college helps contribute to student success when meaningful connections between learning in the classroom and learning on the job are made evident.Learn More
Being Black at Iowa
What is Being Black at Iowa?Black undergraduate students at Iowa do not achieve the same success outcomes as the general population.Learn More
Alcohol Harm Reduction
High-risk drinking is a serious public health issue being addressed on just about every college campus across the country.Learn More
Student Success Team
SST is a mechanism that we have used to make significant changes in the undergraduate student experience at Iowa over the past 10 years.Learn More
Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee
ChargeThe Action Committee is responsible for identifying strategies, tactics, and timelines for creating a campus community that supports the safety of all individuals, with particular attention to people* who have traditionally experienced disproportionate harm from systems such as law enforcement.Learn More