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.

Co-Chair Search

As the terms of the current co-chairs, Kody Henke and Taylor Shire, are coming to an end, the LGBTQA+ FSA is excited to announce that applications are now open for new co-chairs (two-year term: May 2018-May 2020). To learn more about the positions, please read our "LGBTQA+ FSA Co-Chair vacancy announcement" and consider submitting your application. The Search Committee would be happy to answer any questions that you may have - email Tara Fisher,

If you are ready to apply -

Please email your application to the attention of the LGBTQA+ FSA Co-Chair Search Committee c/o Tara Fisher, at with the Subject heading [LGBTQA+ FSA Co-Chair Application]. Please include the following information in your application packet:

Application deadline: Mar 23 by 5:00pm


Kody Henke (he/him/his)

Hall Director, Department of Residence

Taylor Shire (she/her/hers)

Recruiter/International Programs Coordinator, College of Business

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