The University of Iowa



Our Mission

The mission of the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is to foster a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus environment by building partnerships, solving problems, and working collaboratively to reduce crime, preserve peace, and provide safety services equally to all members of the community.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Finance and Operations is committed to fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all staff. We strive to create a climate that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of our staff represent an invaluable resource for Finance and Operations in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.  

Guiding Principles:  

  • Our division will continually seek ways to remove barriers that challenge us and stand in the way of our personal and professional growth.  
  • The contributions of all members of our workforce will be maximized and appreciated in a way that creates an even playing field for everyone to do their best work.  
  • We will be mindful of the potential impact of our actions and how it affects those around us to ensure consistency and patience as we learn.  
  • We will work hard to have real conversations about DE&I with honesty, integrity, and courage.  
  • We understand that incidents will still occur, we are committed to improving our institutional position in support of our diversity efforts and use those incidents as teachable moments that influence and drive awareness, sensitivity, and cultural change.  

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