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 Life, Military & Veteran Student Services, the Center for Multicultural Education, and International Student Services.

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."


Our Staff

Kalyani Kannan

Kalyani Kannan, LGBTQ* Student Services Coordinator

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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. In her free time Kalyani enjoys spending time outdoors, experimenting with new recipes, reading, and hanging out with her partner and their cats.


Office Hours

Mondays 1:30-3 PM | Wednesdays & Thursdays 10-11:30 AM (email for Zoom link)

Campus Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Please note: For the week of April 5th, virtual office hours will take place Monday 4/5 from 1:30-3:00pm, as well as Wednesday 4/7 and Friday 4/9 from 10:00-11:30am. 


Gender & Sexuality Services | @unilgbtq
Upper Level of the Maucker Union