Our mission

Student Life Communications provides innovative and strategic communication, marketing, design, and digital media solutions to support the mission of the Division of Student Life.

How we practice our mission

  • We facilitate creative and effective communication in alignment with the division's strategic communication plan, using various methods and channels, to key stakeholder groups including students, families, faculty, staff, alumni, and media.
  • We partner with each unit in the Division of Student Life, as well as student organizations and departments across campus, to develop and promote services and programs that support student success.
  • We align Division of Student Life communications with University of lowa strategic communications and brand.
  • We are powered by professional staff who are experts in their respective fields and provide experiential learning opportunities for student staff.

Campaign development

  • Campaign strategy and development
  • Brand identity development
  • Production and project management
  • Assessment and analysis of marketing efforts
  • In-house student-driven creative team

Graphic design

  • Logo, brand design and development
  • Large-format displays and solutions
  • High-quality posters, fliers, and other pieces
  • Advertising design

Social media and content development

  • Social media consulting, strategy, and brand-building
  • Writing promotional pieces or digital campaign pieces

Web design and development

  • Full-service website design, development, and hosting
  • Easy-to-edit sites for DSL departments, student organizations, or campaigns
  • Modern, beautiful designs that are mobile-friendly and ADA-compliant


  • Commercial-style studio photography in support of marketing pieces or other campaigns
  • Staff portraits and custom website photography
  • Photo services provided only in support of brand/campaign development


  • Promotional, educational, and short social videos
  • We don't film lectures or events