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.

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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!

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    Emma Welch, M.A.

    Coordinator, Pride Alliance Center


    601 Melrose Ave., Iowa City, Iowa


    Fall 2023 Hours:

    Monday-Thursday: 12-9:00pm*

    Friday: 12:00-5:00pm

    *On Tuesdays, we will close from 5:00-7:00pm.


    We will close during academic holidays (e.g., Labor Day, Fall Break).

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    Upcoming Events

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    Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) Orientation

    Monday, October 16, 2023 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
    Come learn about the Multicultural Greek Council organizations that are here at the University of Iowa!