Women’s Resources at Iowa State University

Archives of Women’s Political Communication
The Archives of Women’s Political Communication houses the discourse of hundreds of present and past women political leaders from throughout the world.

Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success
The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success develops academic and personal success, community, and leadership for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, and allied students.

Child Care and Family Services
Child Care and Family Services provides assistance in developing a system of care and support for families, including child care services, scholarships, upcoming events, student parent resources and more.

Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office has programs, tutoring, and other resources to help students succeed.

Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of areas in the political science field, as well as a joint J.D./M.A. degree with Drake University, an interdisciplinary degree in information assurance (MSIA) and a graduate Certificate of Public Management (CPM).

Faculty Senate Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
This committee reviews Faculty Senate initiatives to assess their probable impact upon equity, diversity, and inclusion; plays an advocacy role for its constituencies; and initiates proposals.

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
The Greenlee School is a top communication program, offering three majors – advertising, journalism and mass communication and public relations – and a graduate program.

ADVANCE Midwest Partnership
ADVANCE Midwest Partnership is a unique consortium among midwestern universities dedicated to designing, implementing, and assessing the impact of a package of programs for enhancing the career success of women and under-represented STEM faculty.

Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity
The Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity is committed to the development of a campus community that promotes gender equity and social justice.

Office of Equal Opportunity
The Office of Equal Opportunity serves ISU faculty, staff, and students in ensuring equal access to employment and educational opportunities.

Plaza of Heroines
Located in front of Catt Hall, the Plaza of Heroines contains more than 3,800 bricks with the names of women who, as role models, made an impact on families, communities and society as mothers, teachers, wives, scientists, friends and activists.

Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
The Program for Women in Science and Engineering works to enhance STEM experiences for women by advocating for diversity and inclusion through opportunities, resources, and support.

Student Organizations and Clubs
A number of student organizations support women and gender equity, as well as provide academic and leadership development opportunities in a variety of fields.

Thielen Student Health Center
Comprehensive women’s health services are available at Student Health.

University Committee for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equity
The University Committee for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equity works to promote a university climate that fosters the full participation of women faculty, staff and students. The committee concerns itself with policies and practices that may cause particular difficulties for women as employees and students.

Women’s and Gender Studies Program
The Women’s and Gender Studies program focuses on the study of issues and scholarship relevant to women and gender, challenges existing systems of knowledge, and forges new scholarship based on the centrality of gender as a category of analysis.

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families and strengthening communities.