I want to talk to someone...


Maybe you are the victim of harassment or discrimination.  Maybe you are worn down from dealing with microaggressions.  Maybe you just want to talk to someone to sort out what you are feeling.  Below is a list of potential resources that are available on campus to help.  You can also reach out to your academic or research advisor or the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (Professor Tori Forbes, tori-forbes@uiowa.edu) if you would like to talk to someone in the Department of Chemistry.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) Office – This office charged with implementation of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity policies at the University of Iowa.  They are there to support the university’s compliance with laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual harassment by or towards any UI community member.  Any student, staff, or faculty member can report a concern to the EOD office and meet with staff to discuss different formal and informal options. This is an office that can conduct official investigations into complaints.  

Campus Inclusion Team (CIT) - The Campus Inclusion Team (CIT) provides support and resources to any student with a concern about diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This a resource to report incidence of bias on the University of Iowa Campus.  The major focus of this team is to listen to concerns and offer possible solutions.  They do not conduct investigations or impose disciplinary action.

Office of the Omsbudperson – If you are looking for a safe place to discuss conflicts or any concerns you might have about the university or its policies or procedures, then the Office of the Omsbudsperson is a great resource.  They will offer a confidential and informal consultation to listen to your concerns, identify options and make referrals to other campus resources.  This resource is also available to mediate conflict and facilitate discussions.  The University of Iowa Operations Manual prohibits retaliation against staff, faculty and students for contacting the Omsbudperson.