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.


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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


Rotations, residency and beyond: alumni share their knowledge with students

DMU’s Development & Alumni Relations department, in collaboration with Sigma Sigma Phi (the National Osteopathic Honor Society) and the Internal …

DMU podiatric student receives prestigious award

When Dixon Xu enrolled in DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS), he embraced its many opportunities in global …

Shorn locks, pied faces for a great cause

More children are lost to cancer in the United States than any other disease – in fact, more than many …