Creating a culture of inclusion

Throughout campus, there are many organizations, programs, initiatives and events that help foster an inclusive learning, working and living environment. 

  • 169%

    Increase of underrepresented students who graduated

Removing obstacles

Iowa State is a founding member of the University Innovation Alliance, a national consortium of innovative public research universities aimed at improving the number and diversity of college graduates. Several initiatives have been created, including the UIA completion grant program that provides assistance to students who are approaching graduation, but face financial hurdles to complete their education.

In the UIA's first six years, Iowa State graduated an additional 9,014 students – a 37% increase overall.