Program criteria

DEAP is open to all IU Indianapolis 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 IU Indianapolis supporting underrepresented students of color. Take a look at how we commemorated this institutional milestone.

Celebrating DEAP's 10-year anniversary


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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 IU Indianapolis
  • 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