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An Exceptional Working Environment

More than 900 faculty and staff members have chosen Drake as the place to further their careers.  The University values our faculty and staff and strives to create an ‌exceptional working environment.  

At Drake, we:

  • Inspire lifelong learning through tuition benefits for employees and their eligible dependents/partner to pursue degrees at Drake
  • Encourage work/life balance through competitive personal time, vacation and holiday schedule, including an extended Winter Break 
  • Practice shared governance and strategic planning through various representative bodies, including Faculty Senate and All Staff Council
  • Support research through internal and external grants as well as through collaborative student engagement

Welcoming and Inclusive Campus

All In This Together - Drake Bulldogs find a home where they can pursue their passions and ideas while having an impact on the future of our University.  One of Drake’s top strategic priorities is to maintain and build our inclusive community.  Drake University moves past mere tolerance of diversity and creates a culture of inclusion that sees diversity of identities, backgrounds, and ideas as fundamental to our excellence and success as an institution.  A welcoming and diverse campus is critical to delivering on our mission of providing an exceptional learning environment.  

Some key inclusion and diversity initiatives and activities on campus include:

One Bulldog Community

  • Free or reduced tickets to fine arts and select athletics events make it easy to proudly support our students and colleagues.
  • A variety of workshops, webinars, lectures and events aimed at encouraging civil debate and bringing the world to campus to support our commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Check out our campus tour video highlighting Drake University.  Self-Directed Drake Campus Tour 


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