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.
Be Better@Iowa: An initiative aimed at helping UI students leverage their Strengths, leadership knowledge, and leadership skills to contribute to their communities now and in the future. More at bebetter.uiowa.edu
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
With an increasingly diverse student body, our ability to create a Division of Student Life environment that is inclusive and welcoming of all students is important now more than ever.Learn More
A nationally recognized intervention, IOWA GROW uses brief, structured conversations between student employees and their supervisors to help students gain valuable skills that prepare them for the world after college.Learn More
Being Black at Iowa
Being Black@Iowa: Initiative focusing on Black students at Iowa, including academic support, career readiness, connection and mentoring, and improved retention and graduation outcomes.Learn More
There are a variety of leadership experiences available to University of Iowa students. The (USLSP) Task Force was charged with creating a three-year plan to create a widespread platform of leadership opportunities.Learn More
Alcohol Harm Reduction
Given the evidence that binge drinking is an issue at the University, the Division of Student Life has spear-headed collaborative efforts on alcohol harm reduction. This plan involves education, bystander interference, communication, and policy review.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