Iowa State University Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
Founded in 1992, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University offers a variety of programs to promote civic engagement and participation in community leadership, politics and public service. The center honors Carrie Chapman Catt, a distinguished alumna of Iowa State and leader of the women’s suffrage movement.
The center’s programs blend the resources and scholarship of the academic environment with the actual experiences of individuals in the public and private sectors. Programs include:
- Leadership Development & Recognition: Community Leadership and Public Service 21-credit-hour certificate program, Plaza of Heroines, Women Impacting ISU calendars, and Legacy of Heroines scholars and interns.
- Civic Engagement: Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics and Ready to Run™ Iowa Campaign School for Women.
- Resources & Research: Archives of Women’s Political Communication, Women in Iowa Politics Database, Gender Balance Project, and the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics.
For more information on the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and its programs, please visit our website at http://cattcenter.las.iastate.edu/.