Iowa State Pom Pom Squad
Iowa State Women Show Off Their School Spirit, 1952

A Rich History...

Women have been a major part of the history of Iowa State since its inception in 1858. Female students, faculty, and staff helped to build the institution, create traditions, and foster the university's legacy. This website is a tribute to these contributions. Explore this site to find out the role ISU women played in:

  • University Life
  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • Social Change
  • Innovation



Research project funded by the Women's Enrichment Fund mini-grant program administered by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

All images on this website courtesy of Special Collections, Parks Library, Iowa State University.