About the Catt Center

Founded in 1992, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University offers a variety of academic, research and outreach programs to promote civic engagement and participation in community leadership, politics and public service. 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.

The center honors Carrie Chapman Catt, a distinguished alumna of Iowa State, leader of the U.S. women's suffrage movement, crusader for international peace and an advocate for the expansion of women's rights throughout the world.

Visit the Catt Center's website for more information about its programs, research and activities.