The H.A.W.K.E.Y.E. Pledge

MFG AFFINITY GROUPS

Multicultural Focus Groups (MFG) is a robust Hawkeye committee that strives to offer minority student-athletes a safe and welcoming place to discuss issues and promote a sense of unity. Following are various affinity groups that they support.

Hawkeye Pride

The LGBTQ+ group focuses on providing a space where students and staff who identify in this community can speak together in a safe environment free of judgement.

i-HAWKS

The international Hawkeye student-athletes group is for international student-athletes and coahces focuses on the unique challenges that international students face in transitioning to the University of Iowa and a different country.

BSA

Black student-athletes can share their experiences with this group and feel a sense of community where their opinions, thoughts and feelings are valued and heard.

HERkys EMPOWERMENT GROUP

HERkys provides an opportunity for the women of Iowa Athletics to empower each other and strengthen connections.

HERky’s – Women in Sports

“My position within the athletic department is to empower our student-athletes to speak out, use their voices and their platform for positive change. I am a sounding board and megaphone to ensure that their vision is manifested and reaches the appropriate audience. I am honored and grateful to be able to provide brave spaces so our student-athletes feel like our athletics silo is inclusive and a place where they feel they can be their authentic selves.”

A MESSAGE FROM BRODERICK BINNS • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION