Student Organization

Hawkeye Caucus Student Leaders

The Hawkeye Caucus student organization is a group of student leaders dedicated to the University of Iowa. We, as a student organization, advocate for the University of Iowa by speaking and writing to legislators and elected officials, planning outreach events, and providing leadership opportunities to students.

Please consider joining Hawkeye Caucus if you are looking to gain leadership experience and love the University of Iowa. We are the great way for you to give back to the University of Iowa!

We have regular meetings every month in the IMU and we would love to see you there! At our meetings, we complete projects, prepare for events, listen to guest speakers, or we have gone on exclusive tours of some of the departments and buildings at the UI to gain a greater understanding of the work the UI is doing on a daily basis. Our biggest event each year for students is Hawkeye Caucus Day. Each year in the spring over 100 UI students take a bus to Des Moines to speak with legislators. Hawkeye Caucus Day is a highlight for the entire University of Iowa community.

President: Abby Dockum – Urbandale, IA

I am a junior studying history and sports studies. I got involved with Hawkeye Caucus because I care about the University of Iowa and I enjoy advocating for it to remain affordable for its students. I have loved getting to meet people through the organization and building connections with officials throughout the state. Outside of Hawkeye Caucus, I enjoy finding new study spots on campus, being a part of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and On Iowa!, and spending time with my betta fish, Blue Ivy.

Campus Outreach Director: William Spooner – North Aurora, IL
I am a sophomore double-majoring in business analytics and finance. This is my second year in Hawkeye Caucus and I couldn’t be more excited about continuing to advocate for the students of the University of Iowa. I am the VP of Operations for I-Envision, a club for entrepreneurs at Iowa. Additionally, I am a member of Students to Assist Recruitment, or STAR for short. STAR is a volunteer organization that assists with a number of events for potential Hawkeye students. I look forward to another amazing year at the University of Iowa.

Community Outreach Director: David Beech – Ankeny, IA

I joined Hawkeye Caucus because as a student at this University I wanted to see it grow and prosper. I believed in the power of student activism and wanted to ensure that the interests of UI students were heard at the capitol. This is now my third year as a member of Hawkeye Caucus and I am more excited than ever to represent the University on Hawkeye Caucus day.