ICAN recognizes the important positive effects the creation of a Southwest Asian/North African category on the university applications application will have on students of Southwest Asian  or North African descent, including increased advocacy and information necessary to create recruitment and retention centers geared towards this community that includes Iranian American students.  

ICAN supports expanding all university applications, scholarships, or programs geared towards multicultural and ethnic communities to include the Southwest Asian and North African communities. 

Student group and representative participants in the SWANA campaign will take action in any of the following ways:

  • Standing in solidarity with the other Middle-Eastern communities on campus
  • Working collectively to draft a bill to amend university applications to include a SWANA category
  • Raising awareness on this issue through panels, speakers or discussions 
To learn more about SWANA and Iranian Americans, please click here.