Gender & Sexuality Services

About GSS

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

Em HarschEm Harsch, (she or they), Coordinator
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Em serves as the first full time staff member for LGBTQ+ students, allies, the University community and the Cedar Valley. Em works in an advocacy role as a resource to LGBTQ+ students and their allies and is the main point of contact for Gender & Sexuality Services. Em manages and maintains the Safe Zone Ally Program, coordinates the Center's annual events, and works directly with students.




Noah WilliamsNoah Williams, (he/him/his), Graduate Assistant
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Noah serves as the Graduate Assistant for GSS. In his role, Noah supervises the Queer Peer Mentor Program, co-facilitates Safe Zone Ally training, and assists with daily programming needs in the office. He is also available to meet one-on-one with students. Outside of GSS, Noah is a Women's & Gender Studies graduate student and performs as a drag king.




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Upper Level of the Maucker Union