Connecting you with experts, sharing information, and answering your questions. 

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 media-request@uiowa.edu. You can also reach out directly to a member of our team

Additional campus contacts

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics 
Press Room
Email: media-relations@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-356-2731

 

UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Strategic Communications
Email: matthew-weitzel@hawkeyesports.com
Phone: 319-335-9411

 

UI Office of Campus Safety
Contact Us
Email: hayley-bruce@uiowa.edu 
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

Are you a faculty or staff member? We have information just for you.

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.

Statement regarding Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

Monday, October 5, 2020
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training Review Committee lifted the pause on trainings related to Executive Order 13950. As of Nov. 2, 2020, there are no trainings under review or suspended.

Statement regarding complaint filed on Sept. 25, 2020, by student-athletes

Friday, September 25, 2020
Read the latest statement regarding a complaint filed on Sept. 25, 2020 by student-athletes.

Statement on August 28 spray painting

Saturday, August 29, 2020
The University of Iowa is removing graffiti spray painted on the Old Capitol and Biology Building East during protests Friday night, Aug. 28, 2020. UI Police patrolling the campus prevented widespread vandalism and will continue to monitor future demonstrations.

Statements on student social media post regarding class assignment

Friday, August 28, 2020
Read the latest statement on student social media posts regarding a class assignment.

Statement from President Harreld on new state mandated COVID-19 mitigation efforts

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Read the latest statement from President Harreld regarding COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Statements regarding religious student organizations

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Earlier this year, the University of Iowa revised its student organization policy to permit student organizations to require their leaders “to agree to and support” the organization’s beliefs.

UI hires firm to review football program

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
The University of Iowa has hired the Kansas City law firm Husch Blackwell to conduct an independent review of issues and allegations relating to racial disparities within the football program.

Enhancing safety for those exercising First Amendment rights on the Pentacrest

Saturday, June 6, 2020
The University of Iowa is strongly committed to the freedom of expression. The Pentacrest has long been used as a gathering place by the campus and Iowa City communities to exercise their First Amendment rights, and the university has designated this historic space to be used for this meaningful purpose.

A message from UI leaders on next steps following George Floyd demonstrations

Friday, June 5, 2020
Read the latest message from UI leaders on next steps following George Floyd demonstrations.

A message from President Harreld and Provost Fuentes on the George Floyd killing

Sunday, May 31, 2020
Read the latest statement from President Harreld and Provost Fuentes regarding George Floyd.

Statement on the killing of George Floyd

Friday, May 29, 2020
Read the latest statement from Montse Fuentes and Sarah Hansen regarding George Floyd.

Statements regarding Kappa Kappa Gamma Instagram comment

Sunday, October 6, 2019
A message to all FSL chapter presidents from the Panhellenic president and vice president for student life.

Statement regarding racist graffiti found in the Main Library

Thursday, October 3, 2019
The University of Iowa strives to be a safe and inclusive campus for everyone. We encourage our campus community to embrace diversity, demonstrate leadership, and be respectful of everyone that uses our shared space.

University of Iowa to request Board of Regents’ action to resolve Modern Piping, Merit lawsuits

Thursday, April 4, 2019
The university will seek permission from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, during its meeting on April 18, 2019, to increase the project budget for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in order to pay the arbitration award to Modern Piping as well as a settlement agreement reached with Merit Construction.

Statement relating to executive order

Thursday, March 21, 2019
The University of Iowa is strongly committed to freedom of expression and the first amendment. Free expression, academic freedom, and diversity of perspectives are all crucial to the fulfillment of the UI’s core mission—and the robust exchange of diverse ideas is the essence of a public research university. 

Statement on Understanding Your Whiteness to Become Better Allies workshop

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Over the past few weeks, there has been a robust discussion about the recent cancellation of the Understanding Your Whiteness to Become Better Allies (formerly Exploring White Identity for Effective Allyship) spring session.

Statement on new proposed Title IX regulations on sexual misconduct

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Learn about the University of Iowa's statement on new proposed Title IX regulations on sexual misconduct from The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE).

Severe weather policies on campus

Monday, January 21, 2019
Learn about the University of Iowa's severe weather policies the latest Iowa Now article. 

Campus safety

Friday, January 18, 2019
The safety of students is our top priority, and the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety works closely with the Iowa City Police Department to provide as safe a community as possible for everyone.

Use of outdoor space

Thursday, January 17, 2019
The University of Iowa values the First Amendment and freedom of expression. Civil discourse and the respectful exchange of ideas are the cornerstones of higher education and this great institution.

UI budget overview video

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Learn about the University of Iowa's budget and the latest updates in this overview video. 

Student debt

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
About 49 percent of University of Iowa students graduate with zero debt. But for those who do need financial assistance, we work hard to help them secure grants, scholarships, or work study funding.

Controversial speakers

Monday, January 14, 2019
The University of Iowa is committed to providing an inclusive environment for everyone who attends or works for the university. The UI is also committed to freedom of expression and the first amendment.

Helpful resources

Old capitol icon

About Iowa

View our mission, vision, values, enrollment, and more.

Chart icon

Rankings and facts

See our institutional rankings, facts, and historical firsts. 

Camera icon

Photo and video

Download public image galleries of campus life, buildings, administrators, and video b-roll.