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Neighborhood Relations

The Drake neighborhood is one of only a few neighborhoods in Des Moines that boasts an institution of higher learning within it's boundaries. This makes the neighborhood unique, offering the opportunity of that special "College Town" vibe. As a center point for the neighborhood, both physically and culturally, Drake University is a vital part of the surrounding neighborhood and it's identity. We seek to be a "destination" within the neighborhood, offering ample opportunities for cultural engagement, sporting events, and lecture series, and hope you will consider being our guest!



* Drake neighborhood photo courtesy of the Drake Neighborhood Association. 

Community News
April 24, 2018
Drake University received Iowa Campus Compact's Community Partnership Award in recognition of Drake's longstanding collaboration with Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC).