Trans@Iowa exists as a resource for trans students, communities, and their allies. At the University of Iowa, we embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming environment for all members of our community. This commitment includes all students, staff, and faculty as they pursue their goals.

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An Open Letter to Transgender Students

This is a particularly challenging moment for transgender individuals, both in Iowa, as well as around the country.

While those of us on the Trans Inclusivity Coalition know that despite setbacks (and thanks to consistent hard work) things do eventually get better, for the most vulnerable members of our community — trans youth and students — we’ve heard directly that ongoing transphobic attacks have become too much to bear. 

As a show of support and a promise to show up when it counts, we’ve written a powerful open letter to transgender students at the University of Iowa, with the backing of thirty offices and organizations across campus (and counting).

We hope you'll read it and join us.

Read the letter

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

A map of buildings on campus with gender inclusive restrooms (and where to find them)

Restroom Map

Living on Campus

Learn about gender-inclusive on-campus housing at the University of Iowa

Living on Campus

Changing University Records

How to change your name, sex and gender, pronouns, and email address at UI

Update your UI Records

UI Events

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Rainbow Graduation Celebration 2024

Monday, April 29, 2024 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
The Rainbow Graduation Celebration recognizes the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students, as well as their advocates. This annual event honors both undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who graduate in the fall or spring semester. The Rainbow Graduation Celebration features UI faculty, staff, students, and community members, and is followed by a reception.