Gender & Sexuality Services

Get Involved!

Gender & Sexuality Services has involvement opportunities for students who want to get some volunteer hours and professional development opportunities.

Peer Mentoring
We offer a mentoring program for first-year LGBTQ+ students and/or students who are newly exploring their identities. Students who are interested in becoming a mentor or would like to request a mentor, please email thrive@uni.edu

 MBLGTACC - October 21-23, 2022

 The Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual LGBTQ+ three-day conference hosted by Midwestern colleges and universities in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Created in 1993, MBLGTACC includes a variety of workshops, activities, speakers, and entertainment that touch on issues affecting the lives of LGBTQ+ people. MBLGTACC serves as a space for all LGBTQ+ people as well as allies. 

 Gender & Sexuality Services (GSS) is prepared to take a small delegation of students to the conference in order to support the development of student skills, encourage networking, and empower our community to create change at UNI and beyond. Students who are interested as part of the GSS delegation should submit the attached funding application. Up to four selected students would make up the delegation, receiving financial support for registration, travel, and lodging. Click here to download an application, or visit GSS to pick up a paper copy. Students who submit their applications by September 26 at 4:00 PM will receive priority consideration. Due to the distance and travel time, the GSS delegation will leave Cedar Falls on October 20, to drive partway and stay overnight in Illinois before continuing on to Columbus on October 21. The return trip will follow a similar itinerary, departing Columbus on October 23, and arriving back in Cedar Falls on October 24.

 LGBTQ Health & Wellness Conference 2022

In partnership with Des Moines University, OneIowa hosts the LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference: Promoting Mental, Physical, Spiritual & Social Health in the LGBTQ Community.

Gender & Sexuality Services is prepared to take a small delegation of students to the virtual conference in order to support the development of student skills, encourage networking, and empower our community to create change at UNI and beyond. Students who are interested as part of the Gender & Sexuality Services delegation should submit the attached funding application. Up to four selected students would make up the delegation, receiving financial support for registration.

Students who submit their applications by Monday, February 7, 2022, at 4:00 PM will receive priority consideration. Download an application or visit GSS to pick up a paper copy.

Newsletter 

To sign-up for our monthly newsletter, email lgbt@uni.edu with the subject line "Newsletter."

UNI Proud

UNI Proud is the LGBTQ+ student organization and has existed in some form on UNI's campus since 1972. All LGBTQ+ and allied students are invited to get involved. Follow them on Facebook for the most up-to-date information, including weekly meetings and upcoming events, or email proud@uni.edu.

UNI LGBTQ+ Student Discord
GSS hosts an online community for LGBTQ+ students through Discord. To get an invitaton to this student-only space, please email lgbt@uni.edu.