LGBTQA+ Faculty & Staff Association


The LGBTQA+ Faculty & Staff Association was created for Iowa State University faculty and staff who are members of or who are supportive of the LGBTQ+ community at ISU. The LGBTQA+ FSA exists to provide its members with opportunities for networking, career development, socializing, and becoming a bigger part of the ISU/Ames community.  The FSA is also committed to the larger LGBTQ+ community on campus and strives to support and connect in positive ways with other LGBTQ+ groups at Iowa State.

Getting Involved

To learn about upcoming events and to get involved, please email  You will be put on the email list to receive invitations to and updates about group activities. Learn more at:

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Every fall, we host a welcome event for members and invited guests.  Throughout the year, our social committee plans regular get-togethers of our membership in both formal and informal settings.  Our leadership team meets monthly to further the mission of the FSA.  As a whole group, we help plan and support activities hosted by The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success and the many LGBTQA+ student organizations on campus, particularly Coming Out Week in the fall and ISU Pride Week in the spring.

Leadership Team

Abby Andrews (she/her/hers)
Administrative Specialist, Department of Computer Science

Ruth Carlton-Appleton (she/her/hers)
Human Resource Consultant, University Human Resources
Community Development and Engagement

Tara Fisher (she/her/hers)
Academic Adviser, Ivy College of Business
Social Media and Communications

Kate Goudy (she/her/hers)
Program Coordinator, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Social Media and Communications

Brady Hubbard (he/him/his)
Residence Hall Coordinator, Department of Residence
Membership Development and Recruitment

Clayton Johnson (he/him/his)
Academic Adviser, College of Engineering
FSA Council Representative

University Committee page