Tuesday, May 18, 2021

You are invited to the final Monday Memoir of Spring 2021, an event celebrating the creation of Tippie's first organization to support LGBTQ students – Reaching Out in Business (ROB). This organization was created and led by students with support from key faculty and staff. Join Richard Peter and Dani Dion as they host discussion with four Tippie alumni who were ROB's founders and first leaders.

As it has been for the past 3 months, the event is Noon on Zoom today (first Monday of the month) and requires a quick reservation to receive the Zoom link. We hope to see you there.

We are also using this event as the final Spring 2021 Diversity Committee resource summary. See below for three outstanding resources that are often underutilized by Tippie students. Students who have visited the Pride House or attended one of these conferences have reported that it offered outstanding support and opportunity. We encourage you to share these resources.

University of Iowa Pride Alliance House

"The vision of the Pride Alliance Center (Pride House) is to support student success and holistic wellness by providing a nurturing and affirming space for our LGBTQ students. The Pride House is a space for students to authentically exist and engage with their peers and UI community." This organization, in coordination with the broader Multicultural & International Student Support & Engagement Office (MSSE) at Iowa hosts numerous events throughout the year to support awareness, build community, and support student success. multicultural.uiowa.edu/culturalcenters/pridehouse.

Reaching Out MBA (National)

"Reaching Out MBA's mission is to increase the influence of the LGBT+ community in business by educating, inspiring, and connecting MBA students and alumni." They host an annual conference and host a networking platform. National partners Deloitte, Discover, the US Federal Reserve System, Wells Fargo, and more. reachingoutmba.org.

Out4Undergrad (National)

"Out4Undergrad’s mission is to help high-achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduates reach their full potential." They host four conferences each year – business, engineering, marketing, and tech – and host a mentoring program. Generous support from conference sponsors, including Accenture, Bloomberg, BCG, Goldman Sachs, P&G, Microsoft, PWC, Under Armour, and more, have meant that attendance is free to students. www.outforundergrad.org.

Finally, if you'd like to learn more about the unique challenges faced by students with one or more of these identies, we recommend a book written by Iowa alum Cindy Ann Kilgo entitled Supporting Success for LGBTQ+ Students: Tools for Inclusive Practice. Here is the book summary: "The newest edition to the National Resource Center's series on Special Student Populations focuses on supporting LGBTQ+ students on campus. Despite increasing visibility and acceptance in some spheres, many LGBTQ+ students continue to experience a negative climate on college campuses, presenting barriers to their academic and personal success. This volume explores the last decade of research on LGBTQ+ college students with an eye toward understanding their needs and the unique conditions related to their college success."