Student Engagement

 

Coalition of Black Male Students 

About

The purpose of the Coalition of Black Male Students is to provide the Black male student population at Iowa State with peer support; to build relationships with each other and build relationships with Black faculty and staff on campus. The program consists of monthly meetings where undergraduate and graduate students are all welcome.

Getting Involved

The best way to stay connected is to contact Arnold Woods (aawoods@iastate.edu) or KB Gwebu (kgwebu@iastate.edu). 

 

Dreamers

About

Dreamers will focus on finding ways to build community, foster friendships, and creating a support system for undocumented immigrants and allies at ISU. If you are an undocumented immigrant, DACA recipient, DACA eligible, or ally, you are welcome to join. We will have monthly meetings where undergraduate and graduate students are all welcome.

Getting Involved

The best way to stay connected is to contact Sandra Marcu (marcu@iastate.edu). 

Fall 2021 Meeting Dates
When: TBD
Where: TBD


Lazos 

About

Lazos is a community formed by a group of Hispanic and Latino professors at ISU, in 2016, who identified a gap in their own college experience and decided to do something different for our students.  We want to get to know you, the students of ISU. Lazos creates a safe and welcoming space where we can discuss the issues that face Hispanic/Latino men on the ISU campus. By taking part in casual conversations, we want to form bonds between students and faculty, as well as form a network of peers among students that lead to and last far beyond graduation.

Getting Involved

Being new on a university campus can be exciting – and a little scary. There are many new things to do, people to meet, and life details to manage. And so many questions: Can I really talk to professors? Are there other students like me on campus? Does anybody here really care?

    That last question is very important – and what Lazos tries to address. We do it by getting to know one another, and developing friendships. To help make that happen, we organize monthly socials. The best way to stay connected is to join the Lazos mailing list.  

    Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 Meeting Dates
    Where:  Pat Thiel Atrium, Hach Hall

    When: 5:30 - 7pm

    Aug. 22, 2022

    TBD - kick-off speaker

    Sept. 19, 2022

    Josh Moreno - Collins Aerospace

    Oct. 17, 2022

    Saul Abarca - Horticulture / Global Resources Systems

    Nov. 14, 2022

    TBD

    Jan. 23, 2023

    TBD

    Feb. 28, 2023

    Alfredo Quiñones Hinojosa

    Mar. 20, 2023

    TBD

    Apr. 17, 2023

    TBD

    Hispanic Professors on Campus


    QTPoC

    About

    QTPoC is an acronym for Queer and Trans People of Color. 

    We determined that a space centering QTPoC, outside of the predominately white environment of the larger LGBTQ+ community, was very much needed. As QTPoC, we have to navigate structural racism that our white peers do not. This shared experience is our motivation to bring the QTPoC community at ISU together for a monthly meal in an environment that centers us and the needs of our community.

    Getting Involved

    Fall 2021 Meeting Dates
    When: TBD
    Where: TBD
    What: QTPoC-centered conversation

    Topics of discussion may include:

    • Building a resilient community
    • Navigating the intersections of being LGBTQ+ and PoC 
    • Getting around campus
    • Accessing university services
    • Community support and wellness

    To be added to the QTPoC listserv, please contact rrowe@iastate.edu


    Unidas

    About

    Unidas is a space for Latina identifying students, faculty, and staff at Iowa State University. As the largest underrepresented population, we value the opportunity to find unity, community, healing, dialogue, and mentorship by connecting to our community on campus.

    We host monthly meetings where we discuss topics relevant to our share experience as Latinas, including self-care, navigating a PWI, and professional development.

    Getting Involved

    The best way to stay connected is to contact Elisa Rizo (rizo@iastate.edu).  

    Fall 2021 Meeting Dates 
    When: TBD
    Where: TBD