Iowa State aspires to set the national standard for being the most welcoming and inclusive land-grant university.
Committed to creating a welcoming campus
Dedicated to supporting students
The Iowa State experience is different for everyone, and students do their best when they have the right resources. A network of programs and offices led by dedicated staff are focused on helping all members of the Iowa State community feel supported and included.
Multicultural Student Success in every college
Directors of Multicultural Student Success are embedded in each college, focusing on improving the experience of students of color on campus in a targeted way, by addressing the specific needs and obstacles in each college and of individual students. They work closely with student affairs staff and academic advisors to make sure multicultural students are getting help if they need it, connecting with valuable opportunities and avoiding stumbling blocks.
The Center develops academic and personal success, community, and leadership for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, and allied students.
The International Students and Scholars Office provides immigration services, personal support, and cross-cultural expertise to more than 2,000 students from over 100 countries.
The Sloss Center advocates, provides support, and offers programming and educational resources for the advancement of gender equity.
The Military-Affiliated Student Center supports student veterans, military personnel, and their families.