On-campus resources

On campus, you will have no problem finding any one of our cultural houses. These are great places to find people like you, and make friends. Our campus values creating homes for all people and our cultural houses are great ways to find that. Walk in at any time, whether it's to do homework, play some games, or just hang out.

  • Afro-American Cultural Center: 
    • The Afro House is a safe space for Black students, where they can feel welcomed and at home.
    • Student groups advised by Afro House:
  • Asian Pacific American Cultural Center: 
    • APACC is a space for affirming and healing student identities affiliated with the center, and a space for fellowship and community building.
  • Latin Native American Cultural Center: 
    • LNACC fosters a sense of belonging, where students can authentically engage with their personal, academic, cultural, emotional, and spiritual identities in a safe, trusting, loving, non-competitive, non-judgmental, yet challenging space.
  • Pride Alliance Center:
    • Pride House supports student success and holistic wellness by providing a nurturing and affirming space for our LGBTQ+ students.

  • Iowa Edge Program: 
    • The Iowa Edge is an exciting program for selected African-American, Alaskan Native, Indigenous/First Nations, Asian-American, Polynesian and Pacific Islander, Latino/a, first-generation, and LGBTQ+ college students transitioning to college. 
    • Participate in The Iowa Edge to meet faculty and campus leaders who will support you during your college experience; build community with a group of peers before the semester begins; and develop leadership skills for success in class, on campus, and in life.
  • Center for Diversity and Enrichment: 
    • CDE brings together under one umbrella a variety of programs, offices, and services that work to create a welcoming climate for students, staff, and faculty from communities underrepresented in higher education. 
    • CDE is a unit of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 
    • DDEI helps to coordinate the central diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and inform all parts of campus about opportunities happening across campus.
  • Student Disability Services: 
    • The SDS mission is to bridge the accessibility gap in the classroom.
  • University Counseling Service: 
    • UCS supports mental well-being, nurtures student success, and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally aware campus community.
    • Trans-Inclusive Services: Medical and mental health services from UCS for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary students seeking assistance/support as part of transitioning. 
  • Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC):

Academic and personal support are available from the following campus resources: 

  • The Writing Center is available to assist students in developing writing skills and has worked with both undergraduate and graduate students on final papers, masters theses and dissertation proposals.  
  • Student Disability Services works with students and instructors to bridge the accessibility gap both in and outside of the classroom.
  • Mental Health support for students, faculty and families are available through University Counseling and other services, for both international and domestic groups.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals and resources are available at the College and University levels.

Off-campus resources

Off-campus resources to support scholars from historically marginalized groups: