Two full-time students of the University of Iowa are selected yearly by the UI Student Government to serve as Student Liaison. Upon recommendation of candidates, the City Council formally appoints the Student Liaison and alternate. The Student Liaison program was initiated in 2005 to foster better communication and discussion of issues of common concern to students and the City of Iowa City.
The Student Liaison shall be in attendance at City Council work sessions, regular and special formal City Council meetings. They do not vote. The Student Liaison sits with the City Council at work sessions but not at formal meetings.