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Biking on Campus

Biking on Campus

The University of Iowa encourages bicycling as a safe, healthy and viable form of transportation. In an effort to protect pedestrians, bicyclists and property, the University has established a few common sense rules for operating and parking bicycles on campus. Please take a moment to browse through our web site to make yourself familiar with bicycling as an efficient and fun transportation option.

To learn more about biking on campus, visit the website

Resources for Living Off-Campus

Hawk Watch

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is giving students, faculty, and staff another layer of protection with the help of a mobile application called Hawk Watch.

Hawk Watch, which is powered by the campus safety app Rave Guardian, allows users to invite friends, family, or UI DPS to act as a virtual safety escort, or “guardian,” when they travel from one location to another.

To activate the “guardian” feature, users are prompted to enter an estimated travel time and destination into the app and select a guardian. If the user does not check in or deactivate the safety timer upon arrival at their final destination, the app notifies their guardian and shares their GPS location so the guardian can check on them.

Should a user run in to trouble during their trip, Hawk Watch also includes a panic button feature that gives the user direct access to 9-1-1 or the UI Department of Public Safety depending on their location and proximity to campus.

For more information about the app, visit the website

Resources for Living Off-Campus

Safe Ride

About Safe Ride

The University of Iowa Student Government has paired with Yellow Cab of Iowa City to provide FREE and safe transportation for all University of Iowa Students in an emergency situation. This cab service is meant to offer UI students emergency transport home to distance themselves from potentially dangerous situations.

Safe Ride is now providing unlimited, free transport after a hospital discharge for students. These rides will not count against the one ride per semester. 

To learn more about Safe Ride, visit UISG's website

Resources for Living Off-Campus

Protect Your Future

Protect Your Future

Student Legal Services has put together a guide to help students understand different issues that students should be aware of when they are on campus. 

Topics include:

  • Alcohol
  • Assault
  • Destruction
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Drunk Driving
  • Fake I.D.
  • Harassment
  • If You're Arrested
  • Noise Violation
  • Pornography
  • Residential Conduct & Community Standards
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Threats
  • Trespass
  • Weapons

To read more about these topics, visit the website

Resources for Moving Out

Students Helping OUT (SHOUT)

The SHOUT program provides trained student ambassadors to patrol during student sponsored events, student gatherings, and in downtown Iowa City during high traffic, weekend hours with a focus on bystander intervention and overall safety.

The mission of the SHOUT program is to provide a community service to students and other patrons by helping a lost person find their group, arranging safe transportation via Nite Ride, and providing public education about the Rave Guardian app and other safety services the department offers. 

This program is focused on community service as opposed to law enforcement and compliance. Police will not be requested for minor infractions (such as jaywalking, riding bikes in unauthorized areas, tobacco compliance, or loitering) unless there is an immediate concern for someone's safety. 

The SHOUT program is another layer of the department’s community policing strategy, and aims to create an avenue for students to play an active role in making their campus safe.

For more information on the program, visit the website

Resources for Living Off-Campus

Campus Dining

Campus Dining

  • Black's Gold Grill
  • Burge Market Place
  • Catlett Market Place
  • Clinton Street Market
  • Court Cafe
  • EMRB Cafe
  • Fire Up Late Night Grill
  • Food For Thought Cafe
  • Godfather's Pizza Carryout
  • Grande Avenue Market
  • Hillcrest Market Place
  • Mayflower Market
  • Pat's Diner
  • Power Cafe
  • River Room Cafe
  • Street Hawk Food Truck
  • Terrace Grille
  • The Filling Station
  • Union Market
  • Union Station

For menu's and hours of operations, visit the campus dining website

Chief Diversity Office

About the Chief Diversity Office

Within the Chief Diversity Office, the Diversity Resources Team provides consultation, resource, and skill-building opportunities for University of Iowa faculty, staff, students and guests in order to foster an inclusive, respectful and equitable university community.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) implements diversity policies at the University of Iowa and supports the university’s compliance with federal/state laws and regulations and university policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation and sexual harassment by or towards any UI community member.

The Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE) provides precollege students development assistance with facilitating the enrollment process and provides programs and activities that support the ability of underrepresented student to increase their skills to thrive and succeed at the University of Iowa.

  • Within CDE, the Military and Veteran Student Services provides a resource for utilizing the talents, leadership ability and volunteer power of our veteran and military-affiliated community.
  • CDE also administers the federally funded TRiO Student Support Services and Upward Bound programs.
    • TRiO SSS assists in developing and enhancing student academic skills, connects them to resources on campus and in the community and provides programming, tutoring and a safe space to develop relationships for low-income and first-generation students and/or students with disabilities.
    • TRiO Upward Bound helps first-generation and low-income high school students prepare for college and understand the college-going process.

To learn more about the Chief Diversity Office and its programs, visit the website


University Counseling Services

About University Counseling Services (UCS)

The UCS has an inter-disciplinary multicultural staff of psychologists, social workers, graduate interns, practicum students, and administrative professionals. Its training and interests span a broad range of counseling approaches. Each staff member has training and experience working specifically with college students.

The mission of the University Counseling Service is to provide compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training that foster the mental health of students, nurture student success, and contribute to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally aware campus community.

 To learn more about UCS and its services, visit the website


UI Recreational Services

About Recreational Services 

The Department of Recreational Services is an integral part of the Hawkeye tradition.  The department promotes and coordinates campus-wide competitive and recreational activities.  Events and programs enhance skills, foster life-long friendships, and teach the understanding of true sportsmanship while promoting healthy lifestyle choices.  The department has a longstanding reputation for being a pioneer and leader in collegiate recreation and is well-respected locally, regionally, and within the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association.  But it wasn’t until the construction of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) in 2010 that UI’s indoor recreational facilities moved from the bottom of the Big 10 to one of the best in the country.  In 2013, Best College Reviews ranked the CRWC #3 nationally in a publication outlining the 25 most amazing campus student recreation centers.

For more information on the facilities or programs, visit the website



Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator

About the Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (OSMRC)

The Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (OSMRC) coordinates the university's response to reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking when those reports involve members of or visitors to the university community. Informed by current federal guidance, the OSMRC aims to ensure university responses promptly and effectively stop problem behavior, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects. The office:

  • Provides a central place to report an incident
  • Provides expert advice about university policies and procedures
  • Provides referrals to campus and community confidential resources and victim advocates
  • Facilitates accommodations to address safety concerns and support victims or complainants so academic and professional pursuits may continue unimpeded
  • Coordinates the university's response by working with victims or complainants to ensure their wishes are understood and inform the process
  • and more...

To learn more about OSMRC, visit the website


Dean of Students - Emergency Assistance

About Student Care & Assistance

Student Care & Assistance provides assistance to University of Iowa students experiencing crisis and emergency situations. These situations may include:

  • Hospitalization
  • Medical emergencies or long-term illness
  • Mental health concerns
  • Chronic conditions
  • Death of a family member
  • Natural disasters - fire, tornado, flood
  • Off campus living concerns
  • Unexpected events or challenges

To learn more about the Dean of Students and Student Care & Assistance, visit the website