Welcome to Trans@Iowa!
Trans@Iowa is a resource website 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 of our students, staff, and faculty as they pursue their goals here at Iowa. The purpose of this website is to identify services and resources to support trans and non-binary individuals at the University of Iowa.
A Message to the Trans/Non-binary Communities We Serve during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The University of Iowa continues to be here for you. Almost all campus resources continue to offer services just as they have, though most will now temporarily be done through tele-communication. The University is still here for you to assist as needed.
A few things to consider during the Covid Pandemic:
- The presence of stigma and discrimination, in the health care setting, can lead transgender/non-binary people to feel reluctant to get help especially at a time when many may need more help than even before!
- The changing economic context many are facing, such as loss of access to health care, lack of insurance, and so on, can leave transgender/non-binary people less likely to seek medical care early and preventively.
- The temporary ending of on-campus life may mean you have had to move home from campus, if you are a student, and this could mean that you have had to hide your gender identity and expression and perhaps even suspend seeking supportive counseling and medical transition services.
If any or all of these are part of your current situation, please continue to reach out to your campus resources for advice, continued service, support, and guidance to resources on and off campus. We can help get through this together!
Gender Inclusive Restrooms on Campus
A map showing where all the gender inclusive restrooms are on campus.