Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few commonly asked questions and the canned responses we provide.
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.
We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities each month that focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of our listening, reading, or viewing groups. The topics include: ability, class/socioeconomic status, gender/gender expression, race, religion, and sexuality/sexual orientation. Participants will need to review the specific podcast episode, article, or video clip prior to attending. All podcasts,…
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you! Discover Study Abroad sessions are the first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have, covering topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, academics, and…
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