From our June 2020 pledge:

The UICB recognizes the work it needs to do locally to serve a larger reform movement addressing white supremacy. The recognition begins with humility—not out of passivity or quiescence. Humility is the first step in learning what we do not know and unlearning the kinds of knowledge that do damage. We also recognize that words like these are words, feeling generic the minute they are conjured and feeling inadequate from the start. We commit, then, to the following areas of focus:

  1. to revise our curriculum to foreground artists, makers, and historical actors of color;
  2. to seek hiring lines that correct for the whiteness of the department and the field, lobbying the UI administration to hold to this principle; and
  3. to recruit and enroll students of color to ensure opportunity and advancement by under-represented minorities in higher education.

UICB statements in support of BIPOC students and colleagues with pledge for reform

Statement from the UI Center For The Book on Police Violence, Student Protests, and Systemic Racism (June 2020)

Adding to UICB Statement of Support for the AAPI Community

University of Iowa resources for DEI training and action

UI Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UI Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

UI Graduate College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UI Division of Student Life - DEI Information

UI Graduate and Professional Student Government DEI Committee

Mental health resources for BIPOC individuals and communities

University Counseling Services

National Alliance on Mental Health Statement on Violence Against Asian American Community

National Alliance on Mental Health's Statement On Recent Racist Incidents and Mental Health Resources for African Americans

LGBTQIA Resources at UI

UI LGBTQ+ Resources


Pride House


LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library

Additional links for BIPOC community members

University of Iowa Society of Black Graduate and Professional Students