The Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program (DEAP) enhances the transition and success of IUPUI students from populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education by addressing academic, social, and personal matters that have an impact on student persistence. DEAP offers intensive retention programming that connects, affirms, guides, and engages students to ensure their success at IUPUI.
DEAP is open to all IUPUI undergraduate students who can benefit from intensive, holistic support along their academic journey. Students of color are strongly encouraged to participate as a means to engage, connect, affirm, and guide them toward academic success. Students are not required to participate, but are encouraged. Our philosophy is that all students are capable of maximizing their potential.
DEAP celebrates 10 Years
Spring 2023 the Diversity Enrichment & Achievement Program celebrated 10 years of excellence at IUPUI supporting underrepresented students of color. Take a look at how we commemorated this institutional milestone.
Celebrating DEAP's 10-year anniversary
Benefits of participating
Some of the benefits of participating in DEAP include:
- DEAP House Scholarship, awarded to scholars who live and learn together as part of our residential-based learning community, DEAP House, exclusively for DEAP scholars.
- Supportive environment that helps DEAP students connect with each other and builds community among students of color
- Peer mentoring, all first-year students are assigned to one of our trained and hand selected DEAP peer mentors to help scholars transition to IUPUI
- Academic Accountability & Support, including opportunities to address academic challenges proactively and to develop success accountability plans
- Direction and referral to campus and community resources
- Weekly group tutoring and study sessions. Private tutoring is available.
- Dedicated space in Taylor Hall for DEAP Scholars
- Campus involvement and student leadership experiences that create an enhanced sense of belonging and social support. DEAP-supported student organizations include:
- Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB)/Brother2Brother)
- Sister 2 Sister
- Collegiate 100