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It’s a big campus but our media relations team is ready to help. Here you’ll find frequent contacts, recent statements, key rankings and facts, as well as downloadable university photos and video. 

General media requests

The quickest and easiest way to ensure a timely response is to email us. Media requests can be submitted at You can also reach out directly to a member of our team

Additional campus contacts

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics 
Press Room
Phone: 319-356-2731


UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Strategic Communications
Phone: 319-335-9411


UI Office of Campus Safety
Contact Us
Phone: 319-384-0072

Public records request 

Many University of Iowa public records are online. To file a public records request, please find instructions and a submission form through the Office of Transparency.

Scheduling a studio interview or live network uplink

The Office of Strategic Communication can accommodate live HD video uplinks to national media utilizing the LTN Global service. This service is reserved for media interviews of Iowa faculty, staff, and students speaking about their research and/or area of expertise. Availability is scheduled on a case-by-case basis. Call 319-335-5741 to arrange a link.

For faculty and staff

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Information for media professionals

Members of the media are encouraged to contact the Office of Strategic Communication before conducting interviews or filming on campus. The OSC team can make the newsgathering process easier by coordinating access to campus buildings and scheduling newsmakers. 

As a state institution, journalists have access to public areas across the University of Iowa campus. However, you must receive permission and be accompanied by appropriate university faculty or staff member to enter a residence hall or classroom.

Filming on campus for commercial purposes (video or photo) requires explicit written permission. You can read the policy and submit a request here.

Experts List

Explore our faculty experts list to find the ideal individual for your media request.

Recent statements

Our team provides background information on topics of current and continuing interest to members of the university community, alumni, the media and the general public. If you have question on the topics below, please contact our media relations team.

Key Issues and Statements

Free speech and demonstration guidelines

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Read this statement on the university’s free speech and demonstration guidelines

Lawsuit involving School of Music

Friday, February 9, 2024
Read the statement regarding a lawsuit filed against the university by a former School of Music assistant professor.

University statement on scholarship review

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Based on the principles articulated by the Supreme Court, the university is reviewing and amending scholarships and other financial aid offerings that use certain protected class characteristics as selection criteria.

University of Iowa Statements on Mercy Iowa City

Monday, November 6, 2023
Read the latest statement from President Wilson and Vice President Jamieson regarding an update on Mercy Iowa City’s bankruptcy court action.

Litigation with UI’s P3 partner

Thursday, May 25, 2023
The University of Iowa has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by its P3 partner, the University of Iowa Energy Cooperative, arguing that the case instead should be heard in state court. The university also filed its own lawsuit against UIEC in Johnson County, Iowa, where all the involved parties are based.

Sports wagering investigation

Monday, May 8, 2023
Read the latest statement from the University of Iowa and the Department of Athletics regarding the sports wagering investigation.

University of Iowa signs amicus brief regarding Title IX claims

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Read the latest information on the University of Iowa signing into an amicus brief supporting Ohio State’s pending petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Sixth Circuit’s ruling.

Indictment of retired professor John Muriello

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Read the latest statement regarding the indictment of retired professor John Muriello.

Commitment to the First Amendment

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
The University of Iowa is fully committed to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and encourages open dialogue, free inquiry, and healthy, vigorous debate, which are the essence of a public research institution.

A message from President Harreld on violence at the U.S. Capitol

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Read the latest statement from President Harreld regarding violence at the U.S. Capitol.

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