A Home Away from Home: Cultural Centers

The four UI Cultural and LGBTQ Resource Centers provide a “Home Away From Home” for many students. Regardless of  sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, or religion, students find that each center is an open and welcoming space for studying, attending events, or just relaxing and meeting new people!

The mission of each resource center is to provide intra- and cross-cultural education for all students. Functionally, the cultural centers provide ample space, computer access, and additional resource materials and libraries.

They provide welcoming all-inclusive social and meeting rooms, kitchens, and dining areas year-round. Such programs provide all students with a chance to celebrate and stretch themselves to think about local and global topics. They foster an environment for students to connect within their familiar communities and learn about new cultures.

Our current cultural and resource centers include:

In addition to the Cultural and LGBTQ Resource Centers, there are over 50 multicultural student organizations at the University of Iowa that provide programming, service, educational programs, and cultural experiences to the campus community.

I challenge all students to move beyond first impressions and to discover the diversity around them.


Sauvik Goswami
Senior Counselor, Diversity Outreach
The University of Iowa
Office of Admissions

Hello future Hawkeyes and families!

The University of Iowa Office of Admissions looks forward to using this blog as a way to provide accurate and timely information to prospective students and their families throughout each stage of the college search and selection process.

We’ll cover topics ranging from finances and admission criteria to academics and student life through the perspectives of various University of Iowa staff both in the Office of Admissions and relevant departments across campus.

We hope you find the information provided relevant and useful!

To view past blog posts written by admissions staff, view blogs from Kelsey, Sauvik, and Adam.

Questions or future blog post suggestions? Include them in the comments section below each post!

On Iowa & Go Hawks!

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