The Division of Student Life fosters student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.
Higher education at a public research university has the potential to change lives in profound ways. Of course we see the changes in our students as we work with them over the years they spend with us.
Active Minds, a University of Iowa student organization focused on mental health, worked this year to create True @ the U, a mental health campaign focused on encouraging students to seek help.
Outgoing Vice President Morgan Brittain reflects on his year in the University of Iowa Student Government (UISG), and how this experience has impacted him as a student during his time at Iowa.
During the 2015-16 academic year, the student-run Bijou Film Board introduced the Horizons Series - a cinema series focused on raising student awareness of diverse cultures.
What does it mean to be black on a large campus? Historically underrepresented students can often feel lost in the mix at a large university, but the Black Student Success Initiative aims to provide essential support for Black students at Iowa.
The Lamplight Series brought a unique atmosphere to the IMU ground floor and provided expanded opportunities for student members and artists.
Through her connections on campus and her involvement with UISG, Rachel Zuckerman decided to see what she could do about increasing mental health resources in the residence halls.
The Muslim Student Association strives to better accommodate and integrate Muslim identity on campus. Many Muslim students do not feel comfortable with their faith and identity, and MSA can provide them with a sort of "safe-zone", where they know they can be free to express themselves.
Supporting students in making healthy and appropriate nutritional choices is one of the many ways the Division of Student Life supports student success. In June 2015 Laura Croteau, RD, LD, joined University Housing & Dining as a nutrition specialist. She brings new ideas around wellness and nutrition, a thoughtful attitude, and a passion for supporting students.
This year's sexual violence awareness campaign, "My Cup is Not My Consent", made its mark on campus with the use of a memorable red Solo cup image.
The LNACC has been a welcoming space of culture and community for Latino and Native American identified students on Iowa's campus since 1971.
Each fall, Student Health & Wellness offers an online incentive program for students to encourage healthier food choices. In fall of 2015, Student Health & Wellness partnered with the UI liveWELL faculty and staff wellness program to develop a new, UI specific program for both students and faculty/staff.
University Counseling Service (UCS) welcomed a new director, Dr. Barry Schreier in summer 2015. We spoke to Barry about his first year at UCS and his plans for the future.
Earlier this year, students at the University of Iowa experienced an alarming outbreak of mumps on their campus. In consultation with the Iowa Department of Public Health, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University of Iowa made a decision to organize mass vaccination clinics across campus.
RVAP welcomes their new executive director, Adam Robinson, to Iowa City.
In the fall of 2015, Student Health & Wellness held an event called the Amazing IOWA Race. It was held during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, a week designed to raise awareness of the various alcohol-related issues that occur on college campuses across the nation.
The Center for Student Involvement & Leadership (CSIL) began integrating student leadership competencies (SLCs) in its work during the 2015-2016 academic year. Competencies are the knowledge, values, abilities, and behaviors that help an individual contribute to or successfully engage in a role or task and are a component of the Be Better initiative.
The University of Iowa is making progress curtailing high-risk undergraduate drinking and its negative effects, according to new data from the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey.
The University of Iowa welcomed Dr. Lyn Redington as the new Dean of Students in August 2015. I sat down with Lyn to learn more about her perspective on the Office of the Dean of Students and their impact on campus.
The University of Iowa wishes to acknowledge the efforts of these supervisors and their contributions to achievements of the University goals.
Student Supervisor of the Year Award nominee, Allison Hursh, shared some of her secrets of success when working with students. As assistant director of Aquatics, she oversees about 90 students.
Chuck Thomas, facility coordinator for Recreational Services, oversees over 50 students. Chuck shares some of his insights for contributing to student success.
This year, over 1,500 campers attended UI Wildlife Camps over the summer. At this time next year, even more kids will get the chance to spend a week in the wild.
Black authors voice their life experience through new literary magazine.
After nearly a century of housing University of Iowa students, Quadrangle Residence Hall just saw its last resident pack up and move out.
The Intramural Sports program, as a part of Recreational Services, has seen an increase in unique participants for three consecutive years, and a huge change in the program has program leaders hoping for more.
It has been a year of movement for initiatives and programs supporting trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students, faculty, and staff on campus including: the emerging student organization, the UI Trans Alliance, a brand new gender-inclusive restroom map, a trans communities resource website, and the Inclusive Student Records Initiative.
This past year, 56 adult and 25 high school athletes participated in the Rowing program, a significant increase in a fairly short amount of time.
After more than a year of planning, the Be Better initiative officially launched this summer. The purpose of this initiative is to help University of Iowa undergraduate students leverage their Strengths, leadership knowledge, and leadership skills to contribute to their communities now and in the future.
This past year the Violence Prevention Team has provided prevention education in new ways in an effort to end gender-based violence and discrimination on campus including: a partnership with Sigma Lambda Beta, providing bystander intervention training within the College of Law, and creating the Choose Care video to educate incoming students.
The program formerly known as Macbride Raptor Project, changed its name to the Iowa Raptor Project, effective June 1, 2016. The name change reflects the organization’s shifted focus from rehabilitating individual raptors to field research focusing on habitat needs and identifying risks to preserve raptor populations.
For 10 years the Women’s Resource & Action Center (WRAC) had been searching for a new home in order to meet the needs of campus and support an expanding staff. In January 2016, WRAC moved to its new home in the Bowman House.
2015-2016 saw a record breaking first-year class, the beginning of construction on a new residence hall, and recognition for the newest residence hall on campus for University Housing & Dining (UH&D).
University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution’s highest honors on April 12 at the 99th Finkbine Dinner.
After operating at limited capacity for 7 years, the IMU has just completed it’s first year of operation at full capacity after the re-opening of the ground floor in June, 2015.
Stories in the Annual Report are written and produced by students and staff in the Division of Student Life.