The UI Cultural Centers provide intra- and cross-cultural education, leadership and organizational development opportunities, social justice education and change, a "home away from home" for students, and a safe space for cultural and psychosocial development. The Centers compliment the academic mission of the University by enhancing students' experiences inside and outside of the classroom.
The vision of the Pride Alliance Center (Pride House) is to support student success and holistic wellness by providing a nurturing and affirming space for our LGBTQ students. The Pride House is a space for students to authentically exist and engage with their peers and UI community.
The Pride House offers a supportive environment where students interact with others and experience diversity while serving their community. In Spring 2005, The Executive Board of the UI Gay, Lesbian, Transgender & Allied Union (GLBTAU) met with University administration to discuss the possibility of securing a Center for the LGBTQ community. The Pride House (then named Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center) opened its doors in Fall 2006 as a space to interact with other LGBTQ students and enhance student educational experience at the University of Iowa.
The Pride House is a venue for students, student organizations, and community members. It is equipped with: a comfortable living room and dining room, fully equipped kitchen, cozy study rooms, streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+), computer and printer, board games, and a Nintendo Switch. The Pride House has anything you need to host a program, make a meal, study, or simply relax with friends!