The Womxn of Colour Network (WOCN) was established in 2011 to support womxn students of colour at Iowa State. The Womxn of Colour Network Retreat is a signature program supported by the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity in partnership with the Office for Multicultural Student Affairs, the Womxn of Colour Network student organization, as well as other campus advocates, student groups, and departments. 

Fall 2022 Upcoming Events:


WOC Meet and Greet on Campus: 

Wednesday Oct 5th, 2022

4-6pm, Memorial Union Multicultural Center

Women of color faculty, students, staff, and post-docs are invited to network, fellowship, and learn about opportunities to be involved with the 2023 Women of Color Retreat. Refreshments will be served. Opening remarks at 4:30pm.



Planning Group Retreat:

Monday, Oct 24th, 2022

6-9 pm

Clouds Ames

Registration opens in October

This event is for campus partners and student group representatives who want to plan the 2023 Women of Color retreat and serve on a two year term of the planning committee. Information will be shared at the Oct 4th meet and greet.


Questions? Contact slosscenter@iastate.edu

To learn more about the history of the Womxn of Colour Network and the annual retreat, watch the anniversary conversation with the founders of the Womxn of Colour Network at Iowa State University:

Womxn of Colour Network 10th Anniversary Feminist Friday Panel