Student Organizations

The University is home to over 500 student organizations. The following is a short list of student organizations whose mission expressly includes supporting LGBTQ students. 

The Center for Diversity & Enrichment

The Center for Diversity & Enrichment (CDE) brings together under one umbrella a variety of programs, offices, and services that work to create a welcoming climate for students, staff, and faculty from communities underrepresented in higher education. Multicultural Specialists are available to talk to students about all aspects of their college experience.

Pride Alliance Center

The vision of the Pride Alliance Center (Pride House) is to support student success and holistic wellness by providing a nurturing and affirming space for our LGBTQ students. The Pride House is a space for students to authentically exist and engage with their peers and UI community.

Student Legal Services and Trans Fund

Student Legal Services (SLS) provides high quality, free advice and affordable legal representation for currently enrolled University of Iowa students. SLS can be a resource for name changes and birth certificate changes, and can help orient people on where to start if they feel they have been the victim of discrimination.

The Trans Fund, a partnership between the Division of Student Life and Student Legal Services, can help cover the costs of changing legal documentation for transitioning students up to 100%. 

Student Care & Assistance

Student Care & Assistance in the Office of the Dean of Students offers care, support, and advocacy during times of personal struggles, crises, or emergencies. Student Care & Assistance will discuss options for addressing concerns and connect students to resources as needed. Students who experience concerns, harassment, or bullying behavior as a result of other individuals or groups will receive support and options to ensure the issues are handled efficiently and effectively.

Campus Inclusion Team

The University of Iowa’s Campus Inclusion Team’s mission is to provide support and resources to any student with a concern about diversity, equity, and inclusion. The CIT response staff will listen to student concerns and assist in the process of identifying potential solutions. 

Office of Admissions

The University of Iowa received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from Campus Pride on its LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index based on our student life options, campus resources, and recruitment and retention efforts. The Office of Admissions provides information for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students to connect with several resources and support networks on campus. 

Office of Student Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid assists students with paying for their educational expenses with grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study.  If you are experiencing financial difficulties or have special circumstances you would like considered (such as a parental relationship breakdown resulting in abuse or limited/no contact), please contact Kelsey Ryder in the Office of Student Financial Aid at Awards and scholarship information can be found here.

Student Disability Services

The mission of Student Disability Services (SDS) is to ensure a fair learning environment where students are able to succeed based on their own efforts and initiative. The staff at SDS work with students, faculty, and other university resources to coordinate accommodations for entitled students under federal legislation. 

Trans Week of Action

The University of Iowa Trans Alliance facilitates a week-long series of events during the spring semester. Participants come together to Support, Engage, and ACT in several ways throughout the week. 


UI Health Care's LGBTQ Clinic serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning community. Every member of our clinic staff has had LGBTQ-specific cultural humility training.

LGBTQ Counseling Clinic

This clinic is staffed by couple and family therapy and counseling psychology doctoral students. Each student completes training on providing services to LGBTQ individuals, including conducting assessments, writing letters of support, and providing ongoing individual, couple, and family therapy. All services are free of charge. 

UCS | Trans Inclusive Care

University Counseling Service and Student Health and Wellness are pleased to be able to collaborate to provide students with on-campus hormone therapy services and Trans inclusive services, as part of students’ physical, mental, and overall wellness. There are no additional fees for UCS services or SHW services, other than for laboratory work and for prescriptive hormones/injections. SHW accepts all major insurances and will work with you to maximize coverage.