The University of Iowa is committed to:

  • Treating both parties with dignity and respect
  • Providing equitable procedural protections, as outlined in the policies and procedures identified in the notice of complaint
  • Providing both parties with reasonable opportunity to be heard and present evidence
  • Investigating and resolving university complaints fairly


The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights

Anyone who believes that an educational institution receiving federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The person or organization filing the complaint doesn’t need to be a victim of the alleged discrimination, but may complain on behalf of another person or group. This page contains information about the Office for Civil Rights, including how to file a complaint.