In 2013-2014, Iowa State University undertook its most comprehensive diversity study ever, by taking stock of its diversity programs and initiatives and exploring ways to improve the university environment for all. The motivation for this project came as a result of President Leath’s desire to take proactive steps to promote and enhance diversity at Iowa State University (ISU). The hiring of a Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and the establishment of an Office of Diversity and Inclusion are a direct result of the findings contained in the report.
The Women's and Diversity Grants Program is designed to support initiatives that will enrich the experiences of women and diverse faculty, staff and students at Iowa State University. Up to $50,000 in grant funding is available in support of women's and diversity initiatives for either one-time programming or as seed money to stimulate additional funding from other sources.