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The Initiative for Minority Excellence (IME) focuses on the retention and the successful graduation of our racially/ethnically diverse graduate students through creating a CommUNITY of Excellence.

How We Create Student Success

Engage:

We build cohesive and supportive network through programming opportunities and peer mentoring. IME provides programming opportunities, including professional development seminars and social activities.

Empower:

We bring together student-led affinity groups in a safe space for support and encouragement. These groups include the following:

  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Grads
  • Brotherhood of Success (BOS)
  • La Familia
  • Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA)

Equip:

We provide resources that impact retention and time to degree.

I love coming to IME and La Familia events. They’re a breath of fresh air, and the staff and students are all amazing people. Thank you y gracis; y’all rock.