What is the Campus Inclusion Team (CIT)?
The Campus Inclusion Team (CIT) provides support and resources to any student with a concern about diversity, equity, and inclusion. This may include concerns about actions perceived as discriminatory against aspects of identity such as race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, and associational preferences.
Oversight of the CIT is provided by members of the Office of the Dean of Students.
In addition to the Office of the Dean of Students, staff from the Center for Diversity and Enrichment, Residence Education, and Academic Support & Retention serve as response staff. Members of the response staff will outreach to impacted individuals, respond to concerns, and provide support and access to resources to those effected.
The larger Campus Inclusion Team meets on a regular basis to review reported concerns, assess patterns of behavior, and determine appropriate response and education. The CIT consists of partners from the following areas:
- The Office of the Dean of Students (including Women’s Resource and Action Center, Student Disability Services, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Care & Assistance, and Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement)
- Center for Diversity and Enrichment
- Diversity Resources Team
- International Student and Scholar Services
- Office of Graduate Inclusion
- Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
- Strategic Communication
- The University of Iowa Police Department
- Academic Support & Retention
- University Housing & Dining
- Staff Council
- Faculty Senate
- General Counsel
- Undergraduate student (to be appointed by University of Iowa Student
- Graduate or Professional student (to be appointed by Graduate Professional Student Government)
How does the CIT work?
The CIT response staff will listen to student concerns and help identify potential solutions. This process is designed to provide as much confidentiality as possible. Some students may need to be referred to other offices if there is the potential that a university policy has been violated or a crime has been committed.
- Provides a place to voice concerns
- Will listen and assess the situation
- Provides guidance about university policies and procedures
- Provides referrals to campus resources
- Maintains records to assess patterns of behavior and needs for awareness and education are identified
- Provides education and awareness training
What CIT doesn’t do:
- Conduct investigations
- Impose discipline