The Department is committed to advocating diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of academic activities and campus life. We embrace individual uniqueness and foster a culture of inclusion that supports individual faculty and students’ diverse initiatives. We strive to build and maintain a community where all members feel belonging and draw on their varied perspectives. We value inclusion as an inner strength of our academic and public service missions.
The principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fundamental to the mission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa, as we conduct our work in the context of the whole of humanity.
- In our teaching, we draw on, explore, and question every facet of human experience and understanding.
- In our scholarship, scientific inquiry, and artistry, we create new knowledge and insight, reflecting and shaping the cultures and societies in which human lives unfold.
- In our service to Iowans, we collaborate with communities to solve critical problems arising from inequity.
DEI values are inseparable from those of the liberal arts tradition. To fully realize our college’s critical mission of advancing human understanding within that tradition, we must actualize these values in every aspect of our decision-making and every area of our academic community.