Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement is committed to supporting student success on the University of Iowa campus through planned activities at the five MISSE areas, annual diversity programs, and student organization events.

MISSE provides a “Home Away From Home” atmosphere for many students.  Each of the areas has a nickname that most students know them by: the Afro-American Cultural Center is the Afro House, the Latino Native American Cultural Center is LNACC, the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center is APACC, the Pride Alliance Center, known affectionately as the Pride House, and the International Student Support and Engagement, known as ISSE.

The four UI Cultural Centers (Afro House, LNACC, APACC, and the Pride House) are located on the west side of campus, on (or near) Melrose Avenue, and the ISSE area has a landing space on the east side of campus in the IMU.

The Cultural Centers can be utilized by any UI student for hangout spaces. The MISSE areas also provide intra- and cross-cultural education, leadership and organizational development opportunities, social justice education, and change. The MISSE areas complement the academic mission of the University by enhancing students’ experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

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Upcoming Events

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Life in Iowa and ISSE Weekly Coffee Hour

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 11:30am to 12:30pm
University Capitol Centre
Starting Jan. 23, 2024, Life in Iowa and International Student Support and Engagement invite international students and scholars at the University of Iowa to join them for a weekly coffee hour.
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Black Trivia Game Night

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Come out to Black Trivia Game Night! Hosted by Huabbard Scholars. Join us for a black history celebration on Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. in the IMU BIG TEN THEATER ROOM 348. Top 3 Winners will win PRIZES! Popcorn will be provided! Have any Questions, Comments and or Concerns? please contact:

A Presentation on the Lulu Merle Johnson Exhibit

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Afro American Cultural Center