BUILD (Building Up In Leadership by Design)

Majors eligible to join

All first-year and transferring BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ are eligible to join.

 

Program description

BUILD is designed to support incoming multicultural students in the successful transition and completion of the Design Core program.  
First-year students are paired with an upper-class student (mentor) in their intended major. 
Students develop academic, co-curricular, social, and professional connections beyond the studio.

Benefits of B.U.I.L.D

  • Peer mentors working one-on-one to help you successfully complete the Design Core program.  
  • Fun monthly social events to build community and strong connections. 
  • Meet twice a month with your mentor to discuss academic and social connections. 
  • Learn the basic software and programs need for the various majors. 
  • Building a strong network of peers to support you through your academic journey.

 

Living Options

No residential options affiliated with the program.

 

Signing up

Contact Jordan Brooks at jwbrooks@iastate.edu to learn more about the program and how to get involved.

 

"Being able to come together as a community and create genuine, authentic connections with new faces that can easily become friends, and getting to freely explore new and impactful experiences as a young adult. A better question would be why shouldn’t a student join a learning community? It provides a plethora of opportunities that will advance and continue to open doors and foster personal growth and development for years to come." Mohamed

Contact

Jordan Brooks
515-294-9555
jwbrooks@iastate.edu

Marwa Elkahif 
515-294-9555
mssgrad@iastate.edu

 

 

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