Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services
1034 Student Services Building
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Student Services (LGBTSS) is a resource center for all members of the university community to learn more about aspects of sexual identity and gender identity/expression. LGBTSS is committed to providing information and education that enhances the educational experience and overall quality of student life on the ISU campus. LGBTSS strives to increase the awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally (LGBTQA) issues on campus by providing a safe space, as well as informational and educational programming, resources, and support services. Our vision is to promote a welcoming and inclusive campus climate for LGBTQA persons and their allies and to eliminate homophobia, heterosexism, and sexism at Iowa State University.
LGBTSS services and programs include:
Speaker’s Bureau – Panel discussion presentations where LGBTQA people and allies share their own experiences and present on a vast array of LGBTQA issues.
Safe Zone Program – Initiative to increase the visibility of allies on our campus. Displaying a safe zone symbol sends an important message of a willingness and commitment to provide an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and support to the LGBTQA community at ISU.
Library – Information center with over 1,000 resources (non-fiction & fiction books, magazines, videos, and magazines) available for confidential checkout.
Support Groups – Ongoing, confidential, peer-facilitated groups designed to provide a safe, supportive place for talking about important issues.
Referrals – Contact information available for various campus and community resources for personal, legal, health services.
Celebration Events – Programs where we recognize the accomplishments of LGBTQA campus members. The Small Victories Celebration takes place early in the spring semester and Lavender Graduation is in May.