Diversity and Inclusion

Iowa State University is proud of the ethnic, cultural, and national diversity of its students, faculty, and staff, and strives to celebrate diversity in all facets of campus life. Among its 36,000 students, Iowa State enrolls more than 4,300 U.S. ethnic students, comprising almost 12% of our total enrollment. In addition, more than 4,000 international students are members of our campus community.

Students of color can expect an educational experience comprised of students from diverse backgrounds at Iowa State. Students can immerse themselves in both academic and leadership programs for students who are interested in cross-cultural learning. Through over 800 recognized student organizations, the university encourages students from different cultures to work, study, provide community service, and participate in recreation together.