The Black Student Success Initiative aims to increase black student retention and academic success at Iowa. Key strategies include: cross-boundary collaborations, first-year seminars, OnIowa! programming, faculty and staff development, the Young, Gifted, and Black living-learning community, and culturally competent advising and grant funding for student-driven initiatives and student organizations. View BSSI metrics from 2018.
The Student Life Development Fund: provides support for the Vice President for Student Life to support all departments and units across the division. This fund is utilized to support many priorities and initiatives across the division.