Student Engagement

Coalition of Black Male Students 


The purpose of the Coalition of Black Male Students is to provide the Black male student population at Iowa State with peer support; to build relationships with each other and build relationships with Black faculty and staff on campus. The programs consists of monthly lunch meetings where undergraduate and graduate students are all welcome.

Getting Involved

The best way to stay connected is to contact Arnold Woods ( or KB Gwebu ( 

Fall 2019 Meeting Dates (Location TBD)
•    Coming soon!



Lazos is a group formed by Hispanic/Latino professors at ISU, who identified a gap in their own college experience and decided to do something different for our community.  We want to get to know you, the students of ISU. Lazos creates a safe and welcoming space where we can discuss the issues that face Hispanic/Latino men on the ISU campus. By taking part in casual conversations, we want to form bonds between students and faculty, as well as a network of peers among students that lead to and last far beyond graduation.

Getting Involved

Being new on a university campus can be exciting – and a little scary. There are many new things to do, people to meet, and life details to manage. And so many questions: Can I really talk to professors? Are there other students like me on campus? Does anybody here really care?

    That last question is very important – and what Lazos tries to address. We do it by getting to know one another, and developing friendships. To help make that happen, we organize monthly dinner socials. The best way to stay connected is to join the Lazos mailing list.  

    Fall 2019 Dinner Social Dates (Hach Hall Atrium, 5:30-7:00 pm)

    • Monday, September 16: Hate speech, free speech, and EO resources 
    • Monday, October 21:  Alfredo Mirandé - The Evolving Identity of the Latino
    • Monday, Novermber 18: 
    • Monday, December 16:

    Hispanic Professors on Campus



    QTPoC is an acronym for Queer and Trans People of Color. 

    We determined that a space centering QTPoC, outside of the predominately white environment of the larger LGBTQ+ community, was very much needed. As QTPoC, we have to navigate structural racism that our white peers do not. This shared experience is our motivation to bring the QTPoC community at ISU together for a monthly meal in an environment that centers us and the needs of our community.

    Getting Involved

    When: Every 2nd Friday from 5:00-7:30pm 
    Where: Sloss House 
    What: Free catered dinner, QTPoC-centered conversation

    Topics of discussion may include:

    • Building a resilient community
    • Navigating the intersections of being LGBTQ+ and PoC 
    • Getting around campus
    • Accessing university services
    • Community support and wellness

    To be added to the QTPoC listserv, please contact