The University of Iowa

Political Activities Guidelines

Dear Collegiate Deans,

Please find attached a document that has recently been drafted by my office entitled “Guidelines Regarding Political Activity by Faculty of the University of Iowa.” The document was generated to ensure that UI faculty members know their rights and responsibilities under applicable policies as they engage in discourse about political matters. The guidelines are based on relevant policies described in the UI Operations Manual.

Please ensure that every faculty member in your college receives this Guidelines document. There will also be a link to this document on the Office of the Provost website.


P. Barry Butler
Executive VP and Provost
The University of Iowa
111 Jessup Hall
Iowa City IA 52242
voice: 319-335-3565