The principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fundamental to the mission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa, as we conduct our work in the context of the whole of humanity.

  • In our teaching, we draw on, explore, and question every facet of human experience and understanding.
  • In our scholarship, scientific inquiry, and artistry, we create new knowledge and insight, reflecting and shaping the cultures and societies in which human lives unfold.
  • In our service to Iowans, we collaborate with communities to solve critical problems arising from inequity.

DEI values are inseparable from those of the liberal arts tradition. To fully realize our college’s critical mission of advancing human understanding within that tradition, we must actualize these values in every aspect of our decision-making and every area of our academic community.

As a community of learners, educators, and creators, the Department of Dance pledges to:

  • Engage in an anti-racist, transformative process to better understand the roots of racial injustice
  • Initiate and sustain our own growth work around power and privilege
  • Examine and change how our structures perpetuate inequity
  • Hold each other accountable for actions and structures that harm vulnerable members of our community