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Welcome to the Spectrum Community

Located in Freeman Hall, Spectrum is a housing community for students interested in building an intentional, inclusive community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and ally (LGBTQIA+) people. 

Spectrum residents will have the opportunity to be involved in the LGBTQIA+ community at Iowa State as part of a group and learn more about their own identity and the identities and experiences of others in the LGBTQIA+ community. Potential activities Spectrum residents may participate in include:

  • Floor meetings
  • Attending LGBTQIA+ events together
  • LGBTQIA+-themed bulletin boards
  • Guest Speakers
  • Getting connected to LGBTQIA+ student organizations
  • Other activities the community is interested in - let's do it!

Students of all genders are welcome to live in Spectrum. Driven by student demand, one of Spectrum's intentions is to help students find a truly compatible roommate, so roommate pairs may be of any gender. This option is not intended for romantic partners who wish to live together.

If you would like to be considered for Spectrum, please visit this page:

If you have any questions, please contact: Leah Weeks, Department of Residence, 515-294-2900

Note: Current ISU students that fill out the form will be contacted about living in Spectrum.  Students can relocate to this community if space allows and they are comfortable with the available assignment.