Disability Protection Policy

The University of Iowa, as authorized by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, shall take affirmative steps to employ and advance the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era at all levels of employment. The affirmative action policy applies to, but is not limited to, the following employment practices: Hiring, Upgrading, Demotion, Transfer, Recruitment, Recruitment Advertising, Layoff, Termination, Rates of Pay/Order Forms of Compensation, Selection for Training (including Apprenticeship).

The University of Iowa endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for the functional limitations of applicants/employees and students with disabilities and disabled veterans pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

Applicants/employees and students with disabilities at The University of Iowa are protected from coercion, retaliation, interferences, or discrimination for filing a complaint or assisting in an investigation of a complaint under the aforementioned Acts. All complaints will be handled confidentially.

Disabled applicants/employees, students, disabled veterans, or veterans of the Vietnam Era desiring more information should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity at (319) 335-0705 (voice telephone) or (319) 335-0697 (text telephone). A copy of the Affirmative Action Plan for Persons with Disabilities, Disabled Veterans, and Veterans of the Vietnam Era may be obtained from or is available for review at the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity, 202 Jessup Hall, Monday-Friday during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students desiring more information should contact Student Disability Services, (319) 335-1462 (voice and text telephone).