Political Matters

Are you interested in politics and government? Come together with other students who are interested in political and legislative issues. This community will help you explore politics, give you access to expert faculty and alumni, and learn about potential career options. 

Programming for Political Matters

As a member of the Political Matters LLC, you will have the chance to participate in unique programming and have access to resources tailored to the needs and theme of the community. Anticipated programs include:

  • Explore Career and Internship Opportunities related to Politics and Government
  • Attend Local Political Meetings (UI Student Government, County Democrats and Republicans)
  • Take a trip to see the Iowa House and Senate in Des Moines
  • Network with Iowa alumni that have run Presidential campaigns, had leadership positions in the US House, and more.
  • Socialize with others interested in Politics at movie nights, floor gatherings, and more.
  • Get Support from Political Science and International Relations Mentors
  • Meet Faculty members from your classes over lunch and dinner
  • Connect with student organizations like the Undergraduate Political Science Association, Pre-law fraternity, and UI student government


Many of our Living Learning Communities require an academic course in common, which connects to the theme of the LLC. The courses that we offer are a great way for students to connect with their peers around their academics and form personal relationships with Iowa faculty, as well as delve deeper into the theme of their LLC. Courses for the 2017-2018 academic year have not yet been selected, so keep checking back for updates as we finalize course selection. 

Who Lives Here

This community is open to all students.

For More Information

Please contact Residence Education at 319-335-3700 or res-education@uiowa.edu.