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 College Guide (One-Sheet)
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.
Be a part of the greatest Queer College Conference of year! The Queer College Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to addressing the barriers and adverse conditions facing LGBTQ college students and their faculty/staff advocates. Attendees will work together through expert-facilitated workshops and peer-led conversations to build the tools and community necessary for sustainable change and impact! Workshop tracks for both students and faculty/staff/community service providers ensure every attendee has the opportunity to build a network of their peers.
Queer student organization UNI Proud will be our 2019 student hosts! Ready your finest glitter and garb for the first ever all-student Midwest Drag-A-Ganza!!! Join students from 30+ college campuses to be the stars and party to close out the first conference day.
Questions? Please contact the conference organizer Ric Tennenbaum by emailing email@example.com or calling 515-689-9916.