Support. Inclusion. Acceptance. The University of Iowa Center for Advancement has established a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) affinity group that serves as a supportive and professional network for allied alumni. This group fosters a sense of pride in and commitment to the UI, as well as provides educational resources on LGBTQ+ issues, offers networking and social events, and supports current LGBTQ+ students at Iowa. Members receive e-newsletter updates and are invited to participate in regional events and reunions.
Our Leadership

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) affinity group will represent the broad diversity of all Hawkeyes across various departmental affiliations, class years, geographies, and personal and professional backgrounds. Its membership body will span the United States and beyond.

UI Rainbow Graduation 2019
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ+ students and their allies. This program invites UI faculty, staff, students, and community members to honor both undergraduate and graduate/professional students who have graduated—or will graduate—this academic year. A reception follows the cording ceremony.

When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Where: Old Capitol Museum, 21 N. Clinton St., Iowa City

Pride Alliance Center
Your home away from home— Pride Alliance Center, referred to by many students as the “Pride House.” provides a supportive and inclusive environment, along with programs that empower students, faculty, staff, and community members to excel in academic endeavors, experience diversity, engage in activism, make positive choices, and serve their community.
Rainbow Alumni Network
The Rainbow Alumni Network provides opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals—as well as allied students, alumni, parents, and supporters—to serve as advocates for the UI, influence the role and direction of the university, encourage intellectual enrichment and professional growth, network and socialize, and elevate the stature of the university.
Join the Rainbow Alumni Network Listserv. For more information about the Rainbow Alumni Network, contact Sharon Beck.
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