Iowa City Noon Rotary

Our Commitment to Welcome and Inclusion

As a network that strives to build and enhance a community where people unite and take action to create lasting change, the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 
We recognize that individuals from certain groups have historically experiences barriers to membership, participation, and leadership and we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.
We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong. 
In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better. 

Rotary International's Commitment to DEI

In 2021, the Rotary international Board, with guidance from the DEI Task Force, strengthened our commitment statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, which had been adopted in 2019. Click to read Rotary International's Commitment to DEI

Rotary International Code of Conduct

Rotary International's Board approved a new DEI Code of Conduct that reflects our core values.
It provides a supportive framework for Rotary members can create and maintain an environment that is collaborative, positive, and healthy for everyone. 
  • The DEI Code of Conduct asks Rotary members to: 
  • Use respectful language 
  • Be supportive 
  • Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Celebrate Diversity
Although free expression is important, what we say and how we behave matter. Rotary does not tolerate speech or behavior that promotes bias, discrimination, prejudice, or hatred because of age, ethnicity, race, color, disabilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 
All Rotary leaders, from club presidents and district governors to directors and trustees, are expected to apply the DEI code of conduct uniformly by taking responsibility for how their words and actions may affect others. 
To learn more about Rotary International's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, please visit their website