Center for Student Involvement and Leadership

scooping mulch in dallas during alternative spring break trip

UI students serve others over spring break

Hawkeye Service Teams expand reach in 2017, visiting 12 US communities
This year, 200 Hawkeyes used their spring break to volunteer in 12 communities across the U.S., packing medical supplies in Atlanta, helping at a community garden in Denver, making breakfasts at an HIV/AIDS service organization in Dallas, and assisting at a Milwaukee homeless shelter. See how you can get involved.
Bill Nelson site at his desk in the IMU.

UI's champion for student leaders

William 'Bill' Nelson receives Lola Lopes Award
William “Bill” R. Nelson is the recipient of the 2015 Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy. Nelson, director of the Iowa Memorial Union and the UI Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, is well known as an energetic champion for developing student leadership experiences on campus.
A group of students stand in front of an "I Love Memphis" sign.

More students participate in UI Alternative Spring Break program

UI among national leaders in requiring common academic course for credit as part of experience
More than 120 University of Iowa students participated in Alternative Spring Break trips, making the UI one of only a few such programs in the country that requires students to participate in a common academic course for credit as part of the experience.
Guys scraping paint off a porch ceiling.

Service with, not service to

Alternative spring breakers learn the difference and apply it back home
Over Spring Break, about four dozen UI students spread out for service trips around the Midwest and South. Now they’re challenged to apply the lessons they learned back home.

No gender left behind

Transgender artist, educator leads workshop, shares story Sept. 17, 18
In the fall of 2010, Rebecca Kling was fired from a teaching position for being a transgender woman. The experience left her wondering what America was teaching its children—and adults— about gender, conformity, and being just a little different. Kling will share what she learned Sept. 17 and 18 in a visit to the UI campus.

Get connected at Fair Day Aug. 28

Event highlights student organizations, jobs, and volunteer opportunities
One giant event at the Iowa Memorial Union combines the Student Organization Fair, Volunteer Fair, and Student Job Fair, with more than 200 organizations, agencies, and employers taking part.

Preventing student suicide

Three-year grant to increase awareness, train campus and community partners to help
University Counseling Service Director Sam Cochran says the University of Iowa community suffers an average of two to three student suicides annually. To bring the campus and local community together to prevent future student suicides, Cochran is leading the three-year $270,970 grant, “Leveraging Campus-Community Collaborations to Enhance Suicide Prevention at the University of Iowa.”

Salsa Vibe headlines 2013 Gusto Latino

The annual Latin dance event will return to the UI April 19
The annual Latin dance event Gusto Latino will return to the University of Iowa Friday, April 19, for a night of dance lessons, live music by Salsa Vibe, and food.
UI students relax by sitting on a couch in the UI Asian Pacific American Culture Center

The Daily Iowan UI cultural center celebrates 10-year anniversary

University of Iowa students, staff, alumni, and faculty gathered for a brunch at the UI Asian Pacific American Culture Center on Sunday, one of many activities marking the 10th anniversary of the center during a three-day celebration.

A decade of community

UI's Asian and Pacific American Cultural Center 10th anniversary celebration is April 5-7
Join the 10th anniversary celebration of the University of Iowa’s Asian and Pacific American Cultural Center April 5-7, co-sponsored by the UI Center for Student Involvement and Leadership and the UI Alumni Association.