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 experiences outside the classroom.  

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.


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A Safe Zone

Safe ZoneDes 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.

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

DMU student explores disparities among homeless people

As an undergraduate student at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, Mudassar Sandozi was part of a campus organization that …

Friends who run together have fun together

Jane Crotteau and Kayla Whitmore, soon-to-be fourth-year students in Des Moines University’s osteopathic medical program, have been runners since their …

DMU honors students with Gold Humanism Awards

You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to know that physicians who are compassionate as well as highly skilled …