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:
- Iowa Edge—This freshman transition to campus program is held the week before fall classes begin to welcome selected African
American, Asian American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian, first-generation, and LGBTQ+ college students to the University.
- Asian Pacific American Cultural Center
- Iowa Biosciences Academy
- Living-Learning Communities in the Residence Halls
- Student Organizations
Areas of Study
Iowa offers more than 200 Areas of Study for undergraduates. These are some of the programs that focus on cultural diversity.
- Asian & Slavic Languages & Literature
- Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
- Interdepartmental Studies
- International Studies
- South Asian Studies
Advocacy and Education
Financial Aid and Scholarships
To supplement the cost of attending the University, start your scholarship search with the UI Office of Student Financial Aid and adding the University of Iowa to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional resources include:
- UI Scholarships
- Iowa Minority Academic Grants for Economic Success
- Advantage Iowa Award (see scholarship criteria for eligibility)
Pre-College Programs and Community Resources
Contact the Center for Diversity & Enrichment for information about summer programs for students who are members of underrepresented minority groups.
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