Life at CALS

From your first day on campus until the day you walk across the stage at graduation, you have endless opportunities to enrich your experience at Iowa State outside the classroom. From participating in one of over 500 student-run clubs and organizations to engaging in learning communities, your Cyclone journey is completely customizable.

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From tractor repair and microbiology to snorkeling and tango, there is a club with something for everyone. Student organizations are a great way to find students with similar interests and develop leadership. 

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Office of Inclusive Excellence

Finding your place on campus is important, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence is here to help every Cyclone figure out where that is for them. The faculty of this office work with students to create a welcoming Cyclone home.

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Learning Communities

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is home to 20 college-specific learning communities, where students of similar majors join forces to achieve great things. Upperclassmen support and guide freshmen to help set them up for success.

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