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

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

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About Iowa

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

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Rankings and facts

See our institutional rankings, facts, and historical firsts. 

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Photo and video

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