BUILD: Focus on First-Generation College Students
Nov 8, 2021
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty, staff, and graduate students to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.
Almost 25% of undergraduate students at the University of Iowa identify as first-generation college students. Compared to their continuing generation peers, first-generation students may face a unique set challenges in their college transition and completion efforts, and often benefit from additional support of faculty and staff who are dedicated to their success. This interactive session will explore definitions, challenges, and successes of first-generation students at the University of Iowa. Participants will learn about how first-generation students experience college. In addition, you well develop knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to contribute to a more inclusive campus environment where all first-generation students feel welcome and supported and can ultimately be successful at the University of Iowa.
To register for UI campus courses, log-in to UI Employee Self Service, click on "My Training" to be rerouted to Learning and Development, and click on the “Enroll in Courses” tab. Then use the search fields to find the desired sessions.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Diversity Resources in advance at 319-353-2388 or email@example.com.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at