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

Trans Health & Medical Care: Where We Are, Where We Came From: A (Virtual) Obermann Conversation promotional image

Trans Health & Medical Care: Where We Are, Where We Came From: A (Virtual) Obermann Conversation

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
Surfacing in the mid-twentieth century yet shrouded in social stigma, transgender medicine is now a rapidly growing medical field. In this virtual Obermann Conversation, UI alum and Michigan State University professor stef shuster will share findings from their new book, Trans Medicine (NYU Press, 2021) in discussion with Dr. Katie Imborek, co-founder of UIHC's LGBTQ Clinic, and community archivist and PhD candidate Aiden Bettine, whose work creates and demands gender-affirming community spaces…

Teach For America Equity Talks: Gender Equity, Identity, and Education

Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Virtual
Unwritten rules about gender conformity are pervasive in our society, and especially in our schools which should function as inclusive, safe, and brave spaces for students. Policies and guidelines that support gender expansive individuals are few and far between, and the lack of such protections can dramatically impact our environment and experiences. Join Teach For America and LGTBQ+ thought leaders Kezia Gilyard, Dr. Wren Walker Robbins, and Jesse Holzman, for a live event where we’ll examine…