The mission of the Queer Campus Coalition is to support LGBTQ students pursuing post-secondary education in Iowa. By communicating, growing, and advocating together, we can make institutional changes that lead to better and safer worlds for all students.
The Queer Campus Coalition is the only program of its kind in the state. It was started in 2017 after Iowa Safe Schools identified a gap in services for LGBTQ students, their student-run organizations, and post-secondary institutions.
Please contact us to make suggestions, express concerns, offer resources, or meet with us to talk about how our work can be more collaborative with your group!
The IAQCC is a program led by students in collaboration with Iowa Safe Schools staff Ric Tennenbaum and Becky Smith.
IAQCC is continuously building a dynamic program to empower students to make change in all aspects of the queer college experience. The IAQCC has a primary commitment to following the guidance and demands of students, and is centered on the belief that students are the experts of their own experience and know best what they need to thrive.
IAQCC works to provides resources and support that LGBTQ students identify as needing to be successful in creating change. Students, advisors, and administrators are invited to connect with us through email, phone, or social media. Be sure to follow @iowasafeschools for announcements on upcoming events and opportunities!
The IAQCC Resource Toolkit is developed by the Queer Campus Coalition to meet the identified needs of our communities and groups. We invite students and educators to download and share whatever they find useful.
This toolkit is a living collection of resources that we frequently review for content. If there is a topic you’d like to know more about, or would find it helpful to have a step-by-step guide to navigating any difficult process, please send us an email and we will work to make it happen!
Resources to help structure a group, and other useful tools.
Activities for Your Group
The Campus Coalition Board is led by LGBTQ college students in Iowa who are driven to coordinate statewide projects advocating for better resources, learning environments, and campuses.
Please get in touch with the Iowa Queer Campus Coalition coordinator, Ric Tennenbaum, with any questions! Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call/text at 515-689-9916.
LGBTQ Career Expo – Let’s Get Hired!
Friday, April 12th 2019 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield (North entrance on High St)
1331 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Free with RSVP! Click here to register.
Join us for an afternoon of networking with Iowa’s leading employers, colleges, and universities! Mini-workshops will be offered throughout the Expo, offering insights on interview do’s and don’ts, a panel of personal experiences on being out in the workplace, and so much more.
Find more info here.