ASU Graduate Campus


Diversity Resources

Arizona State University’s commitment to representation and inclusion is prevalent in the university’s Diversity Plan. For more information, visit The following resources are for students engaging with Graduate Education.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is the largest, professional conference for biomedical and behavior students, including mathematics.

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education is designed to help inform advanced undergraduates and master's candidates in underrepresented fields about opportunities for doctoral study.

Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium (IRC) promotes interdisciplinary research, professional development and community among a diverse group of stellar first-year graduate students.

IRC is a one-hour credit course open to all ASU first-year students. This colloquium provides an opportunity for students to discuss and share their own research, collaborate with peers for interdisciplinary research projects, and interact with other underrepresented scholars in a multicultural academic community.

Explore Graduate School Seminar Series is designed to provide undergraduate students with resources, programming and assistance necessary to achieve their graduate school aspirations.

(GEM) The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science provides graduate fellowships in engineering and science to highly qualified individuals from communities where human capital is virtually untapped.

Read how GEM fellow Ja'Lon Sisson took full advantage of ASU undergraduate research programs to enter graduate school and follow his dream of becoming an engineer.

Graduate Horizons is a 72-hour "crash course" for Native American college students, master's students and college graduates, in preparing for graduate school (master's, PhD or professional school).

Graduate Pathways is an ASU  two-day conference open to current Native American junior/senior level undergraduates, recent college graduates and master’s students preparing for further graduate studies.

The goal of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program at ASU is to encourage, mentor and facilitate the transition from college education to PhD programs in biomedical and behavioral sciences while enhancing representation of underrepresented groups in these fields of research.

Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute and Institute for Strengthening The Understanding Of Mathematics And Science (MTBI/SUMS) at ASU supports the development of students through educational, research and mentorship activities including intensive summer research training institutes.

McNair Scholars come from some of the most competitive undergraduate programs in the country to graduate school at Arizona State University. We proudly support the ASU Graduate McNair Student organization.

The Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at ASU is a training program for individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences who have recently completed the baccalaureate degree.

Community-building Mentoring Initiatives

ASU attracts students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars from all demographics, and its scholarly communities are strengthened by diversity and inclusion of a multiplicity of perspectives and ideas. The Graduate College mentoring initiatives offer engagement and navigation of academic, cultural and interpersonal identities in meaningful ways that enrich all graduate education and foster pathways between undergraduate and graduate education and professional careers.

Find out more about SHADES cross-cultural mentoring and HUES LGBTQ+ peer mentoring programs.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans (SACNAS) is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership.