Getting involved on campus is the surest way to find your home away from home while at the University of Iowa.

From living on campus to joining a student organization, there are plenty of ways to find your community at Iowa.

Living on campus is one of the easiest ways to create lifelong friendships, participate in a wide variety of events, and live in a culturally diverse environment.

Students are encouraged to find their community outside of the classroom. Choose from over 500 student organizations, sororities and fraternities, and study abroad programs to build unique experiences.



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Diversity on Campus

The Hawkeye community is friendly and inclusive, connecting and empowering students from a wide range of backgrounds. There are more than 100+ multicultural groups on campus and numerous resources to support student success.

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Student Organizations

With more than 600 student organizations on campus, it is easy to find your fit and explore new interests. Become a part of Greek life, join a sports club, run for student government, continue a hobby, or give back to your community. You can do it all at Iowa. 

Life as a Hawkeye

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Iowa City

Life as a Hawkeye is closely tied to living in an amazing college town like Iowa City. Downtown is located directly across the street from campus, giving our students access to more than 100 restaurants, cafes, music venues, theatres, and more. There's no place quite like Iowa City, a friendly, tight-knit community bursting with creative energy and Hawkeye pride. 

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Iowa students are responsible citizens and future leaders, dedicating their time to have an impact through research, volunteering, study abroad programs, and community outreach. 

Dance Marathon, our largest student organization on campus, has raised more than $30 million to support pediatric cancer patients. 

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Health and Wellness

A healthy lifestyle is critical for success both inside and outside the classroom.
Hawkeyes have access to countless leisure services at our Campus
Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC), such as fitness training and massage therapy. Our Student Health, Student Wellness, and University Counseling Services are always available to support your emotional and personal well-being.



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