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Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics was founded in 1992 at Iowa State University to interest, educate, and engage citizens in the political process. The center honors Carrie Chapman Catt, a distinguished alumna of Iowa State University and longtime suffragist who led the campaign to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. Catt also founded the League of Women Voters.

The center offers leadership development, mentoring, and educational opportunities through a freshman learning community, courses on leadership, the Catt Associates student organization, and the Legacy of Heroines scholarship program. It is developing a certificate program on Community Leadership and Public Service. The center fosters scholarship on issues related to women and politics through the annual ...

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