About the Catt Center

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics was founded in 1992 in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University 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 experiences of practitioners in fields important to the political process.

The center honors Carrie Chapman Catt—distinguished alumna of Iowa State, leader of the U.S. women's suffrage movement, crusader for international peace, and 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.