Director's Message

Welcome Cyclone Nation,

I am excited to begin the 2017-2018 academic year. The Margaret Sloss Women’s Center is here to support the efforts and achievements of all women, regardless of  their gender identities at Iowa State University. Our primary goal and mission is to promote equity and social change. In doing so, we celebrate and empower women and those of marginalized gender identities at ISU, but recognize all Cyclones who have chosen to call Iowa State University home. We are a Cyclone State!!!

When you connect with us, you will have the opportunity to explore how to become involved in our programs and initiatives that highlight issues impacting women at Iowa State and beyond. You will also discover how you can help Cyclone women find their voice. Whether you are coming to use the computer lab that offers free printing, bake cookies in our kitchen, host a meeting for your club, or meet with staff, the Sloss House offers a relaxed atmosphere for students, faculty, and staff. 

The Women’s Center's team is comprised of graduate assistants, undergraduate students, and volunteers excited to help guide you on your journey, teach you about gender equity, and help you facilitate feminist-center programming within your respective organizations.

I look forward to working with you this academic year, and I invite you stop in and visit with us. I would love to connect with you and offer you the opportunity to meet our staff and learn more about our programs.

Lorraine D. Acker, Ph.D
Director, Margaret Sloss Women's Center