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Contact Information

If you have any questions, please email orientation@drake.edu or call the Dean of Students Office at 515-271-2835. 

Important Links

Drake Acronyms

Academics

AOI

Area of Inquiry

AS

College of Arts & Sciences

BCMB

Biochemistry Cell Molecular Biology

CBPA

College of Business & Public Administration

CPHS

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

FAC

Fine Arts Center

HI

Harvey-Ingham Hall

LPS

Law Politics and Society

PAH

Performing Arts Hall

SCB

Science Connector Building


Student Organizations

ASA

African Student Association

CAB

Community Action Board

CAC

Colleges Against Cancer

CAYA

Come As You Are

CBS

Coalition of Black Students

CSSA

Chinese Students & Scholars Association

DAAC

Disability Action and Awareness Community

DATA

Drake Association of Technology Advancement

DEAL

Drake Environmental Action League

DOLC

Drake Outdoor Leadership Club

DTAH

Dogtown After Hours

FSL

Fraternity & Sorority Life

IFC

Interfraternity Council

ISA

International Student Association

LFL

La Fuerza Latina

MASA

Malaysian Student Association

MEPPA

Middle East Peace and Prosperity Alliance

MSA

Muslim Student Association

MVP

Mentors in Violence Prevention

RU

Rainbow Union

SAA

Student Alumni Association

SAB

Student Activity Board

SAGE

Student Activists for Gender Equality

SASA

South Asian Student Association 


First Year Terms

PAB

Peer Advisory Board

FYS

First-Year Seminar

OL

Orientation Leader

PMAC

Peer Mentor Academic Consultant

RA

Resident Assistant


Drake Buildings and Departments

GK

Goodwin-Kirk Hall

DPS

Drake Public Safety

ITS

Information Technology Services

PCDS

Professional and Career Development Service

SLC

Student Life Center 


Drake University Mission Statement

Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.

Drake University Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

At Drake University we commit to:

  • Devoting time and resources to ensuring the equitable treatment of all students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and visitors to campus.
  • Intentionally recruiting and retaining students, faculty, and staff with diverse identities, backgrounds, and ideas.  These differences include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic background, cognitive ability, physical ability, religion and spirituality, value system, national origin, immigration or refugee status, veteran status, and political beliefs.
  • Ensuring all students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and visitors feel that they have been treated with respect.
  • Teaching all faculty, staff, and students to recognize discrimination and oppression, as well as giving each individual tools to address and prevent it.
  • Recognizing and nurturing our different, unique identities.

Define the line. RESPECT the line.

Prevention. Communication. Intervention. Support. 

Everybody has the right to determine their own line, but at Drake, there is one line that is clear: sexual or interpersonal misconduct is not tolerated, accepted, or ignored. Think, talk, learn, listen, and act in a way that respects this line – we are all a part of Drake.

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