As soon as you arrive on campus, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet new friends who share your interests, and supportive faculty and staff who partner with you to reach your goals. You can tap into experiences that help you succeed while building lifelong connections.

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    Learning Communities

    You’ll find instant support when you join a learning community. From peer mentors to career exploration, you can delve into your major alongside other students with the same interests.

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    Multicultural Student Success

    Our multicultural student success program connects and supports students of color, through peer mentors, advising, events, and activities.

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    STEM Scholars

    Underrepresented students pursuing a degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field can find support in STEM Scholars, to help prepare for graduate school or a future career.

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    International Student Success

    Transitioning to college is a big step. If you’re transitioning to a new country and culture at the same time, our international student success program can help you connect and succeed at Iowa State.

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    Start Something

    Students enrolled in the LAS Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I+E) Academy explore innovation and entrepreneurship while collaborating with their peers, professionals, and mentors. You could prepare to be your own boss or be a part of changing the world.

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    Incoming underrepresented students can enroll in Graduation+, a program designed to utilize high-impact experiences to help students graduate ready for a career.

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