LGBTQA+ Faculty & Staff Association


The LGBTQA+ Faculty & Staff Association was created for Iowa State University faculty,staff and graduate students who are members of or who are supportive of the LGBTQ+ community at ISU. The LGBTQA+ FSA exists to provide its members with opportunities for networking, career development, socializing, and becoming a bigger part of the ISU/Ames community.  The FSA is also committed to the larger LGBTQ+ community on campus and strives to support and connect in positive ways with other LGBTQ+ groups at Iowa State.

Getting Involved

Eligible members: Faculty, Staff or Graduate Students at Iowa State University who are members of or who are supportive of the LGBTQ+ community at ISU

To learn about upcoming events and to get involved, please join our email list below to receive invitations to and updates about group activities. We also share information on our social media account.


Every fall, we host a welcome event for members and invited guests.  Throughout the year, our social committee plans regular get-togethers of our membership in both formal and informal settings.  Our leadership team meets monthly to further the mission of the FSA.  As a whole group, we help plan and support activities hosted by The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success and the many LGBTQA+ student organizations on campus, particularly Coming Out Week in the fall and ISU Pride Week in the spring.

Leadership Team

Chair, vacant


Chad Cardani-Trollinger (he/him/his)
Assistant Teaching Professor, Leadership Studies

Patrick Determan (he/him/his)
Graduate Student Services Specialist, School of Education

Tara Fisher (she/her/hers)
Academic Advisor, Ivy College of Business

Brady Hubbard (he/him/his)
Residence Hall Coordinator, Department of Residence

Clayton Johnson (he/him/his)
Director of Student Services, College of Human Sciences

Amy Popillion (she/her/hers)
Teaching Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Studies