The University of Iowa LGBTQ+ Council was organized in 1990 to support the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer campus community.

The Council is open to any University employee: merit staff, professional/scientific staff, graduate assistant, faculty, administrator or community member.

Meetings are held monthly and feature guest presentations as well as discussions of current topics recommended by members. In addition, the Council sponsors other public activities throughout the year ranging from lectures to cultural performances and social events.

The Council is governed by the membership-at-large. Business responsibilities are supervised by a volunteer executive board.

The Council's services and activities are open to everyone.


For general comments or questions, please contact the Council by e-mail at


Educational Programs

Provides on-site programs to educate and sensitize the University community on a wide range of topics concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their relationship to the university community-at-large.

Social Programs

The Council creates opportunities to bridge the faculty, staff, students and local community through sponsorship of dances, movies, picnics, lectures, etc. Please refer to the Diversity Calendar for further information.