Articles from October 2020

Engagement advising helps lead to student success

Thursday, October 29, 2020
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. UI students who are engaged report greater feelings of connection to other students, faculty, staff, and others in the university community. They also tend to be more successful in the classroom, and learn valuable job skills that future employers are looking for in college graduates. Best of all, by getting involved, you will develop greater self-confidence while also meeting new people, and developing lifelong connections.

A message about Hawkeye game day

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Hey Hawkeyes! Like many of you, we are excited that the 2020 home football season begins this Saturday for our beloved Hawkeyes. This is undoubtedly an exciting time for many of us, however, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some of this year’s unique policies. As you are likely aware, fans are not allowed in the stadium for the games per B1G Ten Conference mandate, nor will tailgating be allowed.

Lead change through advocacy

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
We know that the coming election day has mobilized Hawkeyes across the political spectrum and we are excited to see so many students engaged in voting, political action, and activism. To support campus engagement in advocacy, perspective taking, and leading change, the divisions of Student Life and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have connected with colleagues across campus to promote an array of programming through the Mindful and Engaged Hawkeyes initiative. A variety of lectures, discussions, social action activities, mindfulness sessions, deliberative dialogues encourage you to engage in advocacy, be active in your communities, learn from others' perspectives, and be inspired to lead change.

Schnelle receives campus program grant from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
A coordinated community response to sexual misconduct on campus is essential to creating a safe and inclusive environment at the University of Iowa.
Four students holding game controllers with a TV that has text that reads "Just Dance 3" in the background

Connecting Students in the Residence Halls During COVID-19

Thursday, October 8, 2020
For students choosing to live on campus, the benefits of having a sense of community allow students to build a network of connections and lifelong friends. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, making those connections can be challenging. While social distancing is one of the main factors in reducing the spread of COVID-19, implementing this can often make students feel isolated and lonely.