Trans@Iowa

Trans@Iowa exists 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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WOCN: Revolution of the Body Feat. Bianca Medina

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Join us for an evening of mindful movement with UIOWA Alum, Bianca Medina! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! ALL WOMXN OF COLOUR FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS WELCOME. Medina is a Boricua-Mexicana Dance Artist, Teaching Artist, Choreographer, and Arts Administrator based in Brooklyn. In this class, we'll release tension that may be stored in our bodies by connecting to our breath with a gentle yoga flow, and then transition into a celebration of our bodies with a juicy salsa get down. Whether we've been…
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Healthy Relationships

Monday, April 19, 2021 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Virtual
Join the Pride House (Pride Alliance Center), RVAP (Rape Victim Advocacy Program), and WRAC (Women's Resource & Action Center) for a presentation, workshop, and discussion about healthy relationships, with a focus on LGBTQ+ relationships. We will discuss signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships, attachment styles, questions to reflect on, and hold a workshop on establishing boundaries. We will hold an open discussion after. Our goal with this event is to help LGBTQ+ individuals think…
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Grant Wood Fellow Talk: Johnathan Payne

Monday, April 26, 2021 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual
Johnathan Payne: Chronicles of A Queer Abstractionist of Color in the 21st Century Working across drawing, painting, fibers, and installation, Payne’s work engages traditional and alternative modes of object and image production. His abstractions occupy a space of radical formalism where methodology, experimentation, and craft converge. Payne’s art practice oscillates between—and derives influence from—painting, sculpture, 2D design, and textile arts. Craft-affirming art movements such as…