Distinctions & Opportunities

Academic Opportunities

Minority and First-Generation Scholars
Groups Program

The Groups Student Support Services Program provides whatever reasonable support is needed to attain the bachelor's degree at Indiana University for individuals who are first-generation college students, are from officially determined low-income families, or are physically disabled. The program offers a variety of services, including personal counseling, academic counseling, tutoring, enrollment in specialized courses, and activities that foster academic enrichment. For more information, see the Groups website, call (812) 855-0507, or visit Maxwell Hall 200.

Course Descriptions for the Groups Program (COLL)
  • COLL-G 103 Introduction to Chemistry for Groups Students (1 cr.) For Groups students only. Introduction to the basic principles of chemistry. Topics include chemical and physical properties, atomic structure, properties of elements, and stoichiometry. Students who have not mastered high school level chemistry should also take CHEM-C 103 in preparation for CHEM-C 117.
  • COLL-G 113 Content Courses for Groups Students (1 cr.) Limited to Groups students who live in the Atkins Living-Learning Center. Examines the impact of African American history and culture on the nation as a whole and on the international community.
  • COLL-G 125 Success Seminar in STEM Fields (1 cr.) Introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and subfields. Provides information on STEM majors including astronomy, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, cognitive science, computer science, environmental science, geology, informatics, mathematics, microbiology, neuroscience, physics, psychology, speech and hearing sciences, and statistics. Outlines the structures of scientific research and maps STEM career paths.
  • COLL-G 127 Success Seminar in Nursing (1 cr.) Prepares declared pre-nursing students for admission into nursing programs. Guest speakers discuss nursing and other health-related fields with a focus on curricula, standards, and academic expectations. Helps identify major and career goals. Develops study skills and strategies. Introduces campus and community resources related to nursing.