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."

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


Our Staff

Kalyani Kannan, LGBTQ* Student Services Coordinator

Pronouns: she, her, hers 

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

  • Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 AM
  • Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 PM
  • Or by appointment


Mike Tate, Graduate Assistant

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Mike is a former high school math teacher and military veteran, currently working towards an MA in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs at UNI. He is an avid board gamer and enjoys advising, mentoring, and supporting studrnts in their journeys throughout life.  

Office Hours

  • Tuesdays 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM