Campus events offer a rich array of arts, humanities and cultural events that reflect our population and define our community. Options include national and international art exhibits, performing arts and arts programs, community and professional theater troupes, live musical entertainment and community festivals, close at hand and often free.
The open atmosphere of the university encourages vigorous discourse and respect for diversity. The UI sponsors various diversity resources.
Staff play an active role in university governance and have many opportunities to participate on campus governing bodies.
The UI and its programs rank among the top 20 public research universities in the nation and its research is internationally renowned.
The University Library is one of the largest research collections in the country. In addition to the print collections, there are also hundreds of multi-media and electronic resources, millions of microforms, and thousands of videos as well as unique manuscripts, rare books, and the archives of the University.
The UI provides staff many opportunities to collaborate with health and educational programs throughout the state.
Members of the University community have a long reputation as strong contributors to the local and nearby communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. Our staff use their talents beyond the workplace through active engagement in their neighborhoods and communities so that all may benefit and flourish from this reciprocal partnership. This investment in the community is readily apparent from the breadth of organizations and activities available throughout the area.
In cases of local, national and international emergency, the University community organizes rapid response efforts, providing cash donations, supplies, expertise, and services. We have opened our homes, classrooms and laboratories to those in need. Ours is a community that responds with its heart as well as its resources.