Iowa Public Radio
WSUI and KSUI are member stations of Iowa Public Radio which oversees the public radio operations licensed to Iowa's three public universities. WSUI, 910 AM, is an NPR (National Public Radio) affiliate carrying news and information programming. KSUI, 91.7 FM, offers a classical music and arts format.
Iowa Now is the University of Iowa’s official, one-stop source for UI news, offering information and insights from people and programs throughout our university. The Iowa Now website updates throughout the day—check back regularly for the latest news. The Office of Strategic Communication manages Iowa Now with contributions from partners across campus.
University News Services
The staff of University News Services reports on initiatives from University of Iowa colleges, departments, and programs, generating stories distributed to multiple audiences via Iowa Now, the university's central news site. Staff market stories to external media; field queries from local, state, national, and international news organizations; address public record requests; and provide media training for UI leaders, faculty, and staff.
University Creative Services
University Creative Services produces print publications, websites, and other projects that share the university’s stories with alumni and friends, current and prospective students, faculty and staff, and other key audiences.
UI Health Care Media Relations
UI Health Care Media Relations provides news and media services for the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, and the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa.
The Department of Parking and Transportation offers a wide range of services providing access to the University campus and supporting intracampus mobility. These services are offered to faculty, staff, students, patients, visitors, and other members of the general public. The department consists of Parking, CAMBUS, and Fleet Services.
Faculty and staff parking is provided for a fee on a permit basis through the Parking Services division. Parking for students is also provided on a permit or hourly basis. Parking Services has two office locations: IMU Parking Ramp and the West Campus Transportation Center. Parking also enforces parking regulations. The Commuter Programs division provides an employee vanpool program, carpool matching service, bicycle registration, and discounted transit passes for the Iowa City and Coralville transit systems. In addition, the university has partnered with Zipcar, a car-sharing company, to provide vehicles on campus for university faculty, staff, and students to reserve on an hourly basis for their personal use. Employees may apply for parking permits and bus passes, get on a permit waitlist, appeal parking citations, pay parking citations and register bicycles using the online services at the Parking and Transportation website. The Parking Facilities Operations division is responsible for operating cashiered facilities and meters and for maintaining lots, ramps, and equipment.
The department operates the intracampus public transit system called CAMBUS. The service is no-fare and open to the general public. The system provides shuttle transportation throughout the main campus as well as a connection to the UI Research Park (formerly the Oakdale campus). All buses are accessible to persons with disabilities. A specialized transportation service for persons with disabilities is provided by the CAMBUS Bionic Bus service. Special shuttle transportation services are also provided for athletic events, orientation, and other University activities. CAMBUS provides a real-time passenger information system, called BONGO, which can be accessed at www.ebongo.org. The CAMBUS Office is located in the West Campus Transportation Center on Evashevski Drive immediately north of Kinnick Stadium.
Fleet Services provides vehicles to qualified university faculty, staff, students, and departments through short-term rentals and long-term leases. Fleet Services also has vehicle repair and fueling facilities that provide services for both university and government owned vehicles.
Lost and Found
The University Lost and Found Office is located on the southwest side of University Capitol Centre (200 S. Capitol Street) on the lower level.
Department of Public Safety
808 University Capitol Center (200 So. Capitol St.)
319-335-5022 (general number and 24-hour police dispatch)
The University of Iowa’s Department of Public Safety provides law enforcement and other public safety services to promote a more secure environment in which the university can pursue its role in education and community service. Any crimes occurring in or on university owned buildings and properties should be reported directly to the UI Police rather than to the Iowa City Police.
The major responsibility of the Police Division is the 24-hour patrol of university properties by state certified police officers. Police officers provide protection for persons and property, law enforcement and public information services for university members and visitors to campus. All UI police officers are certified to administer emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and are trained in the use of automated external defibrillators carried in marked police vehicles.
Other services provided include security assessments of UI buildings and property, lost and found for UI community (phone 319-384-2797), and fingerprinting services (Monday-Tuesday 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and, Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
The UI Police Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS) is available to all faculty, staff and students. The CPS is trained in basic and advanced crime prevention with an emphasis on campus crime prevention. Educational presentations are available upon request at no cost. Presentations and informational materials include:
- Violent Incident Survival Training (VIST), a class designed to prepare you mentally and physically in the event of an active shooter scenario
- Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class, the largest self-defense course in the nation specifically designed for women, but also offered to men
- Alcohol awareness
- Club drug information
- Dealing with disruptive persons
- Identity theft information
- Project UV & ID designed to discourage theft and promote registration of student owned valuables
The CPS publishes the Crime Prevention Newsletter several times a year on the Public Safety website. Contact the UI Crime Prevention office at 319-335-5043 for information and/or to schedule educational offerings.
The Fire Safety and Security Coordinator (FSSC) maintains a comprehensive university fire inspection and prevention program; acts as the university liaison with state and local fire and emergency management officials; assists with fire safety inspections of university buildings; enforces fire safety and emergency management directives; collects and prepares related documentation for dissemination to key personnel; researches and enforces all applicable codes, standards, laws to ensure that the university is in compliance; and serves as a member of the Fire Safety Advisory Group. Contact FSSC at 319-335-5389 for fire-safety-related information.
The Security Division provides building and property security checks, which includes all residence halls. In addition they report any irregularities or emergency situations including visible smoke or fire, water or gas leaks, and any observed safety hazards. The Security Division is responsible for unlocking and locking selected buildings at designated times. The Security Division also operates the Nite-Ride program, a free service that offers transportation to students, faculty, and staff during specified times, on specified routes. Nite-Ride information can be found at the Department of Public Safety web site.
The Communications Division monitors all police radio traffic; DPS phone lines; 911 calls; closed circuit television video surveillance feeds; Code Blue emergency phones; university fire alarms, and various other building alarm systems. The Communications Division is instrumental for getting police, fire, ambulance, and at times, maintenance personnel to designated areas of concern. The Communications Division is also responsible for disseminating campus wide emergency communications (Hawk Alert) and the outdoor warning system.
The Investigative Division conducts criminal investigations of crimes committed on the University of Iowa properties and refers cases for prosecution to the Johnson County Attorney’s Office. Investigators also participate in the Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team, Johnson County Drug Task Force, and the UI Department of Public Safety Sex Crimes Unit. One investigator is assigned solely to the Threat Assessment Team. The investigative Division also works closely with other state and federal law enforcement agencies. Contact the Threat Assessment investigator at 319-384-2787.
Police Officers as well as Investigators of the UI Department of Public Safety are commissioned law enforcement officers of the State of Iowa and have the authority to apprehend and arrest those in violation of local, state and federal laws.
Staff members and their families may obtain health care on a fee basis through the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the nation’s largest university-owned teaching hospital. This major medical center provides a full array of tertiary health care services through 16 specialty and more than 80 subspecialty disciplines of medicine and dentistry.
Staff members and their families wishing to establish a family physician relationship may choose from physicians on the staff at University Hospitals or from physicians practicing in the university’s community medical facilities. Family physicians are available through the Departments of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics.
Dental care is available for adults and children at the UI College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. The College of Dentistry is the only dental school in the United States with graduate programs in all specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. College of Dentistry patients receive treatment in the faculty private practice clinics or student clinics in the Dental Science Building across from Carver Hawkeye Arena. Dental care also also available at the UI Hospitals and Clinics Hospital Dentistry Institute in the Pomerantz Pavilion. UI general dentists and specialists conduct their practices in a manner similar to private dental providers in the community
Patient care in the student (pre-doctoral and graduate) clinics is under the close supervision of faculty. Reduced fees are offered in the student clinics as compensation for the additional time required for completion of treatment. An incentive program is available to UI employees and dependents with Delta Dental II or Medical House Staff coverage. Under the program, the university will pay 100 percent (no co-pay or deductible required) of treatment currently covered under the dental plan up to a participant's annual maximum as long as the treatment is provided by students (dental students and dental residents) at the College of Dentistry.
To make an appointment with a general dentist or specialty dentist at the College of Dentistry or to learn more about student clinics, call 319-335-7499. Appointments at Hospital Dentistry Institute may be scheduled by calling 319-356-2205.
University Employee Health Clinic (UEHC)
The UEHC is a comprehensive health service for university employees. Its goals are to identify work-related hazards, monitor occupational safety and health, and prevent and control disease for university employees. To achieve these goals, the UEHC provides UI employees with a variety of services that include hearing, tuberculosis, and pulmonary function screenings; evaluation and treatment of exposures to chemical hazards, infectious agents, and blood-borne pathogens; and targeted pre-employment physicals.
Workers Health Care
All employees who are injured on the job must be seen at UI Health Works at North Liberty. This clinic provides high-quality medical services to employees with work-related injuries and illnesses. Practitioners providing care, as well as other specialists at the UI Hospitals and Clinics, understand the relationship between work-related exposures and health. Through the expertise of specially trained clinical staff, workers are returned to their jobs as quickly as can be safely accomplished. Patients are referred to specialists when needed. Care can be received at UI Health Works from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The UI Hospitals and Clinics Emergency Treatment Center, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, can be used for emergency care or when the Health Works clinic is closed. Follow-up care will be provided in the clinic.
Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Health and Safety provides university-wide services in areas related to employee health and safety. Responsibilities are concentrated in the following areas: biological safety; chemical safety; radiation safety; ergonomics; occupational health and safety; biological, chemical, radioactive and universal waste management; and select environmental areas.
The office provides consultative services to departments and offices to assist in the evaluation and implementation of their own occupational safety and health programs. In addition, consultative services are provided in select environmental areas. The office interfaces with state and federal regulatory agencies in order to facilitate compliance with applicable regulations and to communicate those requirements to the university community.
The office administers the university’s licenses for radioactive materials and machine-generated radiation. Program activities focus on monitoring and protecting employees and the public from unnecessary exposure to radiation resulting from university-related activities.
In addition, the office provides direct services in the form of training sessions, workplace surveys, classroom lectures, and hazardous chemical and radiation waste pick-up. The office also maintains a current library of health and training materials are available to the university community, and it provides ergonomic assessments on request.
UI Wellness liveWELL Program
The liveWELL Program offered by UI Wellness, a unit of Human Resources, provides a range of free and confidential wellness services to support faculty and staff in their health improvement efforts. A Personal Health Assessment is the foundation of the program, allowing employees to receive a tailored feedback report and annual financial incentive, while providing the university with valuable data regarding population health trends. Additional programs include a Health Coach Service, weight management programs, stress management programs, and a membership incentive to use university recreation facilities.
Employee Assistance Program
EAP is a confidential, no-cost service for University of Iowa faculty and staff who have a regular 50 percent or greater appointment, as well as their family members. The program aims to inspire ongoing individual and organizational development, while contributing to the health and well-being of the UI community by providing brief counseling, counseling referrals, facilitated discussions, financial crisis interventions, educational and training programs, and supervisory consultations.
Family Services provides programming, guidance and information to university-affiliated individuals or their family members regarding family-related concerns. Services are available in the following areas: child care and child care financial assistance; back-up childcare; eldercare; on-campus lactation facilities; flexible work arrangements; university family-related policies and benefits; and community services and resources.
Career Development Advising Services
Career Development Advising Services assist employees with pursuing their personal career goals within the University of Iowa. The counselors help employees identify new skills to use in their current position, look for a change or opportunity to advance in their current career track, or take their career in an entirely new direction. Our staff helps educate employees about university position descriptions, pay grade matrixes and information, reclassification processes, and promotional pathways. Additional services include assessing career goals, developing specific search strategies or long range career plans, referral to other university resources, resume and cover letter assistance, and developing interviewing skills and techniques. This free and confidential service is available to any permanent staff member.
Dual Career Network
The University of Iowa established the Dual Career Network (DCN) in 1994 to assist new faculty and staff members’ accompanying partners in locating and securing employment. The DCN also provides assistance when there is a retention issue based on the partner’s inability to secure suitable employment. The university is a pioneer in establishing this unique recruiting and retention tool and has since assisted over 60 universities in the U.S., Canada, and Germany in setting up similar programs. The program offers a full range of tailored job search services, including resume/curriculum vita review, assistance in writing job search documents, interviewing assistance, salary negotiations, local workforce information, access to internal and external job openings, and ongoing coaching assistance.
Faculty and Staff Immigration Services
Immigration Services provides assistance to the campus in obtaining immigrant and nonimmigrant work authorizations for international faculty and P&S staff. The office advises and assists faculty, staff, applicants, colleges, and departments on immigration requirements, and serves as a liaison between the university and governmental agencies such as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, and the State Employment Security Agency.
Office of Institutional Equity
The Office of Institutional Equity supports and enhances the university's commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse academic community of faculty, staff, and students in two inextricably linked ways: 1) providing expert advice, education, and services which ensure the university's compliance with all applicable federal, state, and university equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and civil rights laws, regulations, and policies and 2) providing leadership and resources that support the university's goal to foster a diverse and inclusive university community.
Faculty and Staff Disability Services
Faculty and Staff Disability Services interprets policy and advises the campus on employment matters involving health conditions. Staff provide education and assistance to faculty, staff, applicants, colleges, and departments on specific situations involving the ADA, FMLA, work-related injuries, and in other matters of employment of people with health concerns and disabilities.
Office of the Ombudsperson
The Office of the Ombudsperson is a resource for any member of the University of Iowa community, including staff, faculty, and students with problems or concerns. The office provides confidential, neutral, informal conflict resolution and works to promote fair treatment and fair process. Services include coaching on effective conflict management, referral to other campus resources, informal assessment of problems, shuttle diplomacy to resolve problems, meeting facilitation, mediation, and workshops on conflict management topics.
Rape Victim Advocacy Program
The Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) provides advocacy, support, and information to victim/survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and stalking and their partners, friends, and family members immediately following an assault and throughout the healing process. We also provide services to adults who were sexually abused as children or experienced other types of sex-related crimes. The 24-hour Rape Crisis Line provides phone counseling and in-person advocacy. RVAP staff members also conduct educational programming on risk-reduction/rape prevention through information, a lending library, the RVAP website, and programs on issues related to sexual violence. Services are free and available to everyone in the UI and surrounding communities.
Women’s Resource and Action Center
The Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) creates a community affirming all people and acts as a catalyst for social change by providing information and referrals; advocacy; individual counseling; group services; workshops, films, art shows, and lectures; the Sojourner Truth Library; volunteer training; violence prevention training and resources; leadership development training; diversity and inclusion workshops and conversation groups; and practicum and internship training. The center serves university and non-university constituents, and people of all genders are welcome. For more information, visit the WRAC website.
Learning and Development is the central office for campus-wide training and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. The offerings range across four focus areas: workplace effectiveness; leadership and management; health, safety, and wellness; and personal development. Nearly all courses and sessions are offered at no charge. Fee-required sessions are also offered. Attend a session, schedule a session for your unit or department, or access courses online through LinkedIn Learning. You also can register for and complete university-specific online courses located in My Training (ICON).
Series programs, which provide curriculum to meet the needs of targeted campus groups, include the Advanced Management Series, Supervising Today’s Students, Supervising@IOWA, the UI Business Processes Series, the Performance Management Miniseries, and Building Our Global Community. Other special programs include the Preparing for Retirement Seminar and monthly orientation sessions for new faculty and staff.
University recreational facilities include the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Field House, Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex, Fitness East, Recreation Building, Hawkeye Recreation Fields, Softball Complex, and Macbride Nature Recreation Area. The following program areas are offered: fitness programs, lesson programs, intramural sports, environmental education, aquatics, tennis, rowing, outdoor programs, and sport clubs.
Faculty and staff are offered the opportunity to purchase tickets to athletic events at a reduced rate. In addition, Athletics operates Finkbine Golf Course, an 18-hole championship course open to staff members at reduced rates.
The University of Iowa is America’s pioneer in the integration of higher education and the creative arts. As the first university in the nation to grant thesis credit for creative work in the arts, the university served as the model for the creative arts programs that now exist in many American universities and colleges.Throughout the campus are programs and activities that embody the university’s commitment to creativity.
Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services (ITS) provides integrated information technology support for the University of Iowa campus. ITS provides computing facilities; administrative information systems; voice, video, and data services; extensive technological resources for teaching and research needs; Instructional Technology Centers (ITCs); information security resources; and a variety of related services and support.
University of Iowa Libraries
The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, and several branch libraries. The University of Iowa Libraries is the largest library system in Iowa and ranks among the top academic research libraries in the country. The libraries house five million volumes, including a number of special collections and archives. The University Libraries website provides access to a wide variety of collections and services, including many electronic resources that are available to all university staff via their HawkIDs. Staff may borrow materials from the libraries using their UI ID cards.
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
The Iowa Memorial Union, located in the heart of The University of Iowa campus, provides the best location for the UI community to come together for ceremony, celebration and collaboration. The IMU is the activity center for the university, supporting over 500 recognized student organizations and hosting events from conferences to concerts. We have two elegant ballrooms, eighteen meeting rooms, first class catering service, and a convenient and quaint hotel.