The Center for Student Involvement & Leadership is committed to promoting Multicultural Programs to the UI campus through planned activities at the four UI Cultural and LGBT Resource Centers, annual diversity programs, and student organization events.  There are over 50 multicultural student organizations at the University of Iowa that provide programming, service, educational programs, and cultural experiences to the campus community.

The four UI Cultural and LGBT Resource Centers provide a "Home Away From Home" atmosphere for many students and can be utilized by any UI student or reserved for student organization events. The Centers also provide intra-and cross-cultural education, leadership and organizational development opportunities, social justice education, and change. The Centers compliment the academic mission of the University by enhancing students' inside and outside of the classroom.