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, 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


    125 Grand Avenue Court, Iowa City, Iowa


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

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


    (319) 335-7123



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    Upcoming Events

    Teach For America Equity Talks: Gender Equity, Identity, and Education

    Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:00pm to 7:15pm
    Unwritten rules about gender conformity are pervasive in our society, and especially in our schools which should function as inclusive, safe, and brave spaces for students. Policies and guidelines that support gender expansive individuals are few and far between, and the lack of such protections can dramatically impact our environment and experiences. Join Teach For America and LGTBQ+ thought leaders Kezia Gilyard, Dr. Wren Walker Robbins, and Jesse Holzman, for a live event where we’ll examine…