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The DMU campus is a close-knit, collaborative environment that allows students to learn and share ideas while enjoying themselves and forging lifelong friendships. DMU offers many opportunities for students to get involved in co-curricular activities.   There are countless student clubs and organizations, as well as intramural sports sponsored by our state-of-the art Wellness Center, to help students take a break from studying.

Des Moines University has a firm commitment to providing a safe, inclusive and service oriented environment for all students through rewarding programs and a dedicated staff and faculty.  On campus or throughout the great city of Des Moines, there is a wealth of events and activities to expand your educational, social and service opportunities.

For more information about campus life please contact the Office of Student Life at 515-271-1440 or email chris.mohr@dmu.edu.


A Safe Zone

Safe Zone

Des Moines University is committed to providing an inclusive environment in which every student and employee is able to thrive on an academic, professional and personal level.  It is our goal through the Safe Zone program to foster a community that is based on respect and dignity by acknowledging that all sexual orientations and gender presentations are a valued part of our culture.  The Safe Zone program provides a visible network of support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and other individuals seeking information and assistance regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, harassment, and/or discrimination concerns.

For more information, contact Dr. Rich Salas, Director of Multicultural Affairs at 515-271-1709 or via email at rich.salas@dmu.edu.

What DMU students have been up to DMU students are active and diverse, here are just a few recent highlights

DMU student helps set up APMSA for continued success

Kyle Duncan says he’s “really good” at complaining, but he learned at an early age that bellyaching about issues isn’t enough. “I’ve always wanted to be in a position to fix things, whether it was being captain of the football team or involved in church leadership,” he says. That’s why he seized the advice he […]

— Barb Boose