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 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: 319-335-5800

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

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.

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About Iowa

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Rankings and facts

See our institutional rankings, facts, and historical firsts. 

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Photo and video

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