Trans@Iowa

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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Iowa City Better Bridges Institute Supplemental Session #2: Socially Just Customer Service

Thursday, February 10, 2022 8:30am to 12:30pm
University Capitol Centre
REGISTER FOR FREE! The Iowa City (I.C.) Better Bridges Institute is a one-and-a-half-day event designed for business owners and managers to learn more about identity, bias, and strategies.Included are core concepts, strategies, and resources for you to build your knowledge and develop your skills based on the Institute's four area's of focus: Equitable hiring practices and retention efforts Socially just customer service Leading and managing diverse teams Inclusive marketing As a...
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Iowa City Better Bridges Institute Supplemental Session #3: Leading & Managing Diverse Teams

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:30am to 11:30am
University Capitol Centre
REGISTER HERE FOR FREE! The Iowa City (I.C.) Better Bridges Institute is a one-and-a-half-day event designed for business owners and managers to learn more about identity, bias, and strategies. The Institute will teach core concepts, strategies, and resources for you to build knowledge and develop skills based on the four areas of focus: Equitable hiring practices and retention efforts Socially just customer service Leading and managing diverse teams Inclusive marketing As a participant of...
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Iowa City Better Bridges Institute Supplemental Session #4: Inclusive Marketing

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 1:30pm to 4:30pm
University Capitol Centre
REGISTER HERE FOR FREE! The Iowa City (I.C.) Better Bridges Institute is a one-and-a-half-day event designed for business owners and managers to learn more about identity, bias, and strategies.Included are core concepts, strategies, and resources to build your knowledge and develop your skills based on the Institute's four areas of focus: Equitable hiring practices and retention efforts Socially just customer service Leading and managing diverse teams Inclusive marketing As a participant of...