About Us

The University of Iowa LGBTQ+ Council was organized in 1990 to support the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer campus community. All are welcome, regardless of identity or experience.

Meetings are held monthly and sometimes feature guest presentations as well as discussions of current topics recommended by members. In addition, the Council sponsors other public activities throughout the year ranging from lectures to cultural performances and social events.

The Council is governed by the membership-at-large. Business responsibilities are supervised by a volunteer executive board.

The Council's services and activities are open to everyone.

Educational Programs

Provides on-site programs to educate and sensitize the University community on a wide range of topics concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and their relationship to the university community-at-large.

Social Programs

The Council creates opportunities to bridge the faculty, staff, students and local community through sponsorship of dances, movies, picnics, lectures, etc. Please refer to the Diversity Calendar for further information.


Historically, the Council played a role in reviewing applications for the Rainbow and Dockendorff Scholarships. In recent years this responsibility has been taken up by the Pride Alliance Center.

Contact Us

For general questions or comments, please contact the Council at lgbtsfa@uiowa.edu.

Are you a staff, faculty, or community member who wants to join our listserv? You can learn how to join a listserv here (link opens new window). You can also email us directly at lgbtsfa@uiowa.edu and request to join.