This page will be updated with upcoming events and involvement opportunities specifically for queer, trans, and LGBTQIA+ students of color at Iowa State. This page is part of an ongoing initiative at the Center to support more community-building opportunities for queer and trans students of color. For more information about this initiative, click here. To learn more about participating in the QTPoC Collective, click here.

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Upcoming Spring 2020 Events:

Queer & Trans People of Color Monthly Dinners

2nd Friday of Each Month

5 - 7:30pm

Sloss House


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

When: Every 2nd Friday from 5:00-7:30pm 
Where: Sloss House 
What: Free catered dinner, 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


Past events in the QTPOC Community-Building Initiative