Kirkwood Pride

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Kirkwood Pride

Kirkwood Pride is Kirkwood’s student group for LGBTQIA+ people and allies. We’re all about providing a positive environment and a place to share concerns. This safe, welcoming environment promotes awareness, equality, and acceptance and educates the campus community about LGBTQIA+ issues.


For more information, to get added to the mailing list, or to get the invite to the Discord group, contact us at


Group Meetings

Main Campus - Join us on Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. (activity hour) in 3055 Cedar Hall.

Iowa City Campus (Pride/Unity Club) - Join us Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in Iowa City Campus Room 353 or contact us for the Zoom link.

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Get Involved

Cedar Rapids Pride, Fall Picnic, Noelridge Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sept. 19, 2021, 4 to 7 p.m.

Iowa City Pride, Iowa City, Iowa

Oct. 1 – 2, 2021

Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC), Madison, Wisconsin

Oct. 8 – 10, 2021

Names & Pronouns

To update your name and pronoun, log into MyHub and click on the Name and Gender options in the My Profile section. Records will updated within 5 to 7 business days.

If you change your preferred name and encounter your dead name elsewhere in the system, it may be a glitch. For example, some students have found that their dead name is still presented when logging on to campus computers. If this happens to you, please contact Pride and we will get in touch with the people who can fix it.

There are some places where Kirkwood has to use the legal name because of legal requirements. You can read about those here.

If your legal name changes, you'll need to complete a Name Change form. You can access them here under the Forms tab.

You can learn more about Kirkwood’s legal name policy in this video. Please note: the name/prounoun change is now done through MyHub, not EagleNet.

You can have your EagleCard reissued (without the usual $10 charge) to update your name or to retake your picture to reflect your current gender presentation.

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Campus Resources

Kirkwood has seven single-occupancy spaces you can use. Here’s where to find them:

  • Main Campus: Benton Hall, 3rd floor, Rooms 325 and 326
  • Main Campus: Benton Hall, Bookstore, 1st floor, Rooms 112 and 113
  • Main Campus: Washington Hall, Room 1019, Near the main, central lounge
  • Main Campus: Rec Center, Room 123, Near the locker rooms, but separate and includes an ADA compliant shower
  • Auto Tech Building: Room 1402A, Off of the entrance lounge
  • Iowa City Campus: Room 125B, Inside adjunct workroom
  • Linn County Regional Center: Rooms 803 and 805, South side of the building next to Kirkwood Corporate Training 

Explore the resources in our own backyard or check out national initiatives aimed at spreading awareness and equality. 

Cedar Rapids Pride

Green Bandana Project Training at Kirkwood (program to spread awareness of mental health resources)

Human Rights Campaign

Iowa City Pride

Iowa Safe Schools

Lambda Softball Association

Lavender Legal Center

National Center for Transgender Equality


PFLAG Cedar Rapids

The Quire of Eastern Iowa (LGBTQ+ choral group)

Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center, Cedar Rapids

Transformative Healing, a safe space for LGBTQIA survivors of sexual violence

Trans Lifeline (a peer support service run by trans people for trans and questioning callers. Call 877-565-8860 to talk to someone.)

TransYouth Family Allies

United Action for Youth

University of Iowa Health Care LGBTQ Clinic

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention for LGBTQ people under age 25. It’s an important resource for young people in the LGBTQIA+ community. Here’s how to get help from the Trevor Project.

Trevor Chat: 866-488-7386

Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 (crisis intervention 24/7)

Trevor Text: 202-304-1200

TrevorSpace (online community for LGBTQ young people ages 13 – 24)

Trevor Support Center

Ready to Get Started?

Contact Eliot Blake with questions: or 319-398-5899 ext. 5762.


Kirkwood Student Life

Temporarily Located at the Rec Center

Please note, the doors to the Rec Center may be locked during normal business hours to allow for frequent cleaning. You can see their hours here. If you arrive and the doors are locked, please call the number below or email us at

Phone: 319-398-5578

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