Gender & Sexuality Services

About Gender & Sexuality Services

In December 2013, after years of planning, Gender & Sexuality Services was opened on the upper level of the Maucker Union, in the heart of the UNI campus. Our location within the Plaza level of the Maucker Union is also home to the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG), Student Involvement, Military & Veteran Student Services, the Center for Multicultural Education, and International Engagement.

As a University resource center the mission of Gender & Sexuality Services is to "...promote healthy, engaged, successful LGBTQ+ students and allies. Gender & Sexuality Services provide a safe space, resources, and educational opportunities to advocate for an inclusive community."

Contact Gender & Sexuality Services at or call (319) 273-5428


Our Staff

Kalyani Kannan, LGBTQ+ Student Services Coordinator

Pronouns: they/them or she/her

Kalyani is originally from Utah, holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and graduated from UNI in May 2020 with an MA in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs. Kalyani enjoys spending time outdoors, experimenting with new recipes, reading, and hanging out with her partner and their cats.

Office Hours

  • Mondays 4:15-5:45 PM
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 AM
  • Wednesdays 11 AM-12 PM
  • Or by appointment

Daria Washington, Graduate Assistant

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Daria is a first year graduate student majoring in Social Psychology. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching video essays and interacting with animals.

Office Hours

  • Mondays & Tuesdays 2-5 PM
  • Thursdays 10 AM-12 noon
  • Fridays 1-3 PM

Archer Trip, Student Programming Coordinator

Pronouns: he/they

Archer is a junior here at UNI with a major in Sociology, as well as minors in Women and Gender Studies, Religion, and Creative Writing. He enjoys spending time with his siblings, writing and reading while he can.