UI Shared Governance Statement regarding action ending DACA

At its core, the University of Iowa is its people: students, staff, and faculty guided by the values of community, inclusion, and respect. The University of Iowa strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for all students. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allowed individuals who came to the United States as children to pursue their post-secondary education. As students, staff, and faculty of the University of Iowa, we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring all students have equal opportunity to pursue their education in our community. We stand with students impacted by the termination of DACA, and we are dedicated to providing them with our support.

Jacob Simpson, President 
UI Student Government 

Tejasvi Sharma, President
Graduate & Professional Student Government

Peter Snyder, President 
UI Faculty Senate 

John Laverty, President
UI Staff Council

Welcome to the UI Shared Governance Portal

What is Shared Governance?

Shared Governance is a collaborative decision process between University administration, faculty, staff, and students, all working together to advance the mission of the University as a community dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The intention of shared governance is to promote the best policies that meet the needs of our University community.

How does Shared Governance affect me?

Shared Governance affects all University stakeholders - including the administration, faculty, staff, and students. Issues ranging from compensation and classification, to input on leadership searches, to benefit changes are discussed and debated within the Shared Governance system. Becoming involved with Shared Governance allows you to introduce your ideas or policy proposals, voice your opinion on proposed or existing policies, and to become more informed about policies that impact your work at the University.

How can I get involved?

Each governance body has it's own intake process.  To find a shared governance body 'near you', please peruse the websites of the different bodies on campus.