By the Numbers

3,712 students who are members of a sorority or a fraternity at ISU during the Fall 2021 semester

Sororities and fraternities create a unique affinity space for students while attending college. They contribute to a student's sense of belonging and retention at the institution. Culturally based organizations can benefit students exponentially as the groups not only place an emphasis on belonging but focus on identity as well. For more information, visit the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Engagement website.

185 new learning community peer mentors who attended peer mentor training on August 16 and 17, 2021

Every fall, new Learning Community peer mentors are invited to attend university-wide peer mentor training. Attendees learn more about role expectations, available campus resources, making referrals, and how to best support their mentees as they transition to college.

169% increase in students underrepresented by race/ethnicity graduating from Iowa State since it joined the University Innovation Alliance in 2014

As a member institution of the University Innovation Alliance, Iowa State has undertaken several campus-wide initiatives and many program and departments level processes to improve student success. Since its inception, the UIA has helped member campuses graduate an additional 73,573 students over their baseline, of whom 9,014 graduated from Iowa State. More information about the UIA at Iowa State and contacts for possible collaborations with the UIA for student success programming in your area, can be found at