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 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.
- Iowa Biosciences Academy
- Latino Native American Cultural Center
- Living-Learning Communities in the Residence Halls
- Student Organizations
- Native American Council
- Multicultural Greek Council
Areas of Study
Iowa offers more than 200 Areas of Study for undergraduates, including some that focus on specific cultures.
Education and Advocacy
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 members of diverse or underrepresented groups include (but are not limited to):
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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