The Center for Diversity & Enrichment coordinates a variety of campus programs and services designed to create a welcoming environment for underrepresented minority students, first-generation college students, and students from low-income families. Additional support networks include:
- Iowa Edge Program—This freshman introduction to campus 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.
- Afro-American Cultural Center
- Iowa Biosciences Academy
- Iowa Black Alumni Association
- Living-Learning Communities in the Residence Halls
- Student Organizations
Areas of Study
Iowa offers more than 200 Areas of Study for undergraduates, including programs that focus on specific cultures.
Education and Advocacy
- Iowa Commission on the Status of African Americans
- UI Center for Human Rights
- UI Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity
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—UI scholarships specifically awarded to promote diversity with underrepresented groups include (but are not
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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