The IOWA Challenge
Originally dubbed âthe message project,â The IOWA Challenge started as an effort to establish core expectations for University of Iowa students. It provides a concise statement of what the University expects from its students, and what students should expect from themselves and each otherâin essence, itâs a mission statement for UI students. It also offers a foundation for various student success programs that underscore Challenge principles. Learn more at the IOWA Challenge website.
Pick One is great example of how SST works. It began as a proposal from an SST action committee, but today is an established program that encourages new students to get involved in meaningful activities from the moment they arrive on campus. Students report that the program helps them establish connections, and that theyâd recommend it to other students.