We at the University Counseling Service recognize the newly required freedom of speech training contributes to a campus climate that has caused many UI students, faculty, and staff to feel unsafe, harmed, and/or unsupported. We condemn behaviors or speech that marginalize or harm others.

The UCS is invested in creating a safe, inclusive, and affirming climate for all individuals and communities. We promote and believe in an environment of inclusion and belonging. UCS has committed to sustained action in planning regular trainings to enhance our skills in providing culturally inclusive care, increasing our presence at cultural events and with underrepresented communities, and seek to receive feedback about additional ways we can leverage our various privileges in serving our student body. Know that the UCS is available as a resource for you or those that you care about. If you are interested in speaking individually with a therapist, please call 319-335-7294. If you would like to arrange a facilitated discussion for your group you can submit an Outreach Program request here.