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.

Abby Dockum
President
Urbandale, IA

I am a senior 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!.

Avery Brennan
Avery Brennan
Public Relations Director
Grinnell, IA

I am a Sophomore studying Political Science on a Pre-Law track. I got involved with Hawkeye Caucus because I love the University of Iowa and want to see it continue to succeed. Hawkeye Caucus has given me the opportunity to meet with people real influence high up at the university and the state capitol. The University of Iowa is a special place and I want to be able to maintain that and even improve on it with the help of legislators. Outside of Hawkeye Caucus, I am apart of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Student Outreach Services, Orientation, University Student Advisory Committee, and Political Science Club. 

Ellie Paxson
Ellie Paxson
Director of Membership and Partnerships
Des Moines, IA

I am a Junior studying Psychology and Human Relations. I became involved in Hawkeye Caucus because I believe it is a great opportunity to stay involved in politics and to show my Hawkeye Pride! I really enjoy creating connections with others who share my interest in advocating for the University and I am looking forward to another great year with Hawkeye Caucus. Outside of Hawkeye Caucus, I am involved in Dance Marathon, the On Iowa! Leadership Program, Students to Assist Recruitment (STAR), the University of Iowa Concert Band, and the Iowa Pep Band.

Emily Fenner
Emily Fenner
Director of Legislative Relations
Grinnell, IA

I am a sophomore majoring in ethics and public policy. I have always had an interest in politics and I've enjoyed becoming even more politically involved through Hawkeye Caucus. I believe that students have the power to spark real political change, and I'm excited to get to work to provide as many opportunities for involvement as possible. I hope to expand our political culture on campus, so that every student feels their voice is heard and needs are fought for. I look forward to starting my second year in HC alongside a phenomenal team. Go Hawks!