Mission

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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Vision

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.

History

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.

Amenities

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, Netflix, Pandora, cable, computer and printers, board games, and game console- (N64). The Pride House has anything you need to host a program, make a meal, study, or simply relax with friends!

    Professional Staff

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    Emma Welch

    Coordinator, Pride Alliance Center


    Location

    125 Grand Avenue Court, Iowa City, Iowa

    Hours

    Beginning Wednesday, August 23, 2021, the Pride Alliance Center will operate with the following hours:

    Monday-Thursday, 12:00-8:00pm

    Phone

    (319) 335-7123

    Email

    pride-alliance-center@uiowa.edu

    Social Media

    Pride Alliance Center Instagram
    Pride Alliance Center Facebook page

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    Iowa City Better Bridges Institute Supplemental Session #2: Socially Just Customer Service

    Thursday, February 10, 2022 8:30am to 12:30pm
    University Capitol Centre
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    Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:30am to 11:30am
    University Capitol Centre
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    Iowa City Better Bridges Institute Supplemental Session #4: Inclusive Marketing

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022 1:30pm to 4:30pm
    University Capitol Centre
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