Mission & Vision


The Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity at Iowa State University is committed to the development of a campus community that promotes gender equity and social justice. Through a feminist lens, the Sloss Center advocates for individuals and groups; provides support, referrals, community and programming; and maintains a safe space.

Working collaboratively with on and off campus services and programs, The Sloss Center strives to support gender equity and achievement toward intellectual, professional, and personal goals; participate in the formulation and review of campus policies, procedures, and programs relating to gender equity; and enhance students’ lives through programs addressing the diverse backgrounds and experiences of all people.

The Sloss Center works to promote social change through the following:

  1. The creation of community and networks for everyone
  2. Education through institutional training and curriculum development, in collaboration with academic and administrative departments and units
  3. Programming to empower all genders to participate in a fully equitable society


The Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity envisions a campus community that works collaboratively to eliminate barriers that prohibit gender equity and social justice at Iowa State University.