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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few commonly asked questions and the canned responses we provide.

FAQ's

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During Spring 2020, you will need to Contact Us for the zoom meeting link, but once the dangers of Covid-19 have passed, yes, you may just show up to our meetings and lunches without an RSVP.

Any University of Iowa faculty or staff person who is concerned with promoting the status of Latinxs at The University of Iowa is eligible for membership regardless of race, color, creed, age, national origin, religion, ethnic background, sex, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status. 

The UI Latinx Council primarily leads or promotes events that are related to Latinx culture. Each fall we host a welcome event for current members and any interested staff, faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students that are interested in joining. We host brown bag lunches and meetings every semester for our members.

Our members are often asked to serve on committees at The University of Iowa. Recently our members have been appointed to serve on the Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee, Charter Committee on DEI, the Presidential Search Committee. Our Executive Board also serves on the Diversity Council and they collaborate with the AVP for DEI throughout the year.

We support student organizations that further Latinx interests such as LNACC and ALMA. In the past our council used to plan and organize Latinx Graduation ceremonies. Graduation planning now falls under LNACC but we continue to offer support by serving on their graduation committee.

Latinx Campus Events

The following are events held on campus and in the community related to Latinx culture and experience, as well as important opportunities from our campus partners and allies.

Events

QT Closet Pop Up Event promotional image

QT Closet Pop Up Event

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:00am to 5:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Student leaders have been working hard to put together a wonderful and supportive initiative, the QT Closet! The QT Closet will be a free, gender-affirming clothing closet. Clothing donations will be accepted the week of April 5-9 and the pop-up "shopping" event will take place the week of April 12-16 in the Pride House. Shopping will function on an appointment basis, see link below. Do you have any clothing (including binders) that you no longer want, or are taking up space in your closet? QT…
Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971 promotional image

Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:00am to 5:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
In 2021, the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Created in 1971 by Chicano and American Indian students, LNACC has a long and important history at the University of Iowa. This exhibition shares that history in depth, and explores its establishment in the 1970s, its activism and programs, and much more. LNACC continues to be an active advocate, supporter, and resource for Latino and Native American students at the University of Iowa. “The Center over…

LNACC Weekly Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:00pm
Virtual
Join the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) Staff for our weekly virtual office hours. This is an opportunity to casually connect and spend time with the LNACC Staff.  Spring 2021 Office Hour Schedule: Mon. - Fri. from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (CST) Times are subject to change! Follow our Instagram to keep up to date in real time. IG: @uiowalnacc