The Center for Diversity & Enrichment coordinates a variety of campus programs and services designed to create a welcoming climate for underrepresented minority students, first-generation college students, and students from low-income families. Additional support networks include:
- The Iowa Edge Program—This freshman introduction to campus is held the week before fall classes begin to welcome African American, Asian American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian, and first-generation college students to the University.
- Ethnic Inclusion Effort for Iowa Engineering
- Iowa Biosciences Academy
- Latino/Native American Alumni Alliance (LANA3)
- Latino/Native American Cultural Center
- Living-Learning Communities in the Residence Halls
- Student Organizations
- Native American and Indigenous Studies
Areas of Study
Iowa offers more than 200 Areas of Study for undergraduates, including some that focus on specific cultures.
Education & Advocacy
Financial Aid & Scholarships
If paying for your education is an issue, start your scholarship search with the UI Office of Student Financial Aid by finding out how to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- UI Scholarships—UI scholarships specifically awarded to members of diverse or underrepresented groups include (but are not limited to):
Programs for High School Students
Contact the Center for Diversity & Enrichment for information about summer programs for students who are members of underrepresented minority groups.