Community of Women

The University of Iowa values diversity and is committed to creating a welcoming environment for students from every background. This is an overview of programs, student groups, and resources that will support and inspire you throughout your Iowa experience.

Academic Programs

Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

Student organizations and campus groups

The University of Iowa boasts nearly 500 student organizations, including some specifically for women students.

Council on the Status of Women

Organization for Women Law Students and Staff (OWLSS)

Society of Women Engineers

Women in Business

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Ambassadors

Greek Life

Iowa is home to nineteen sororities, all of which aim for academic achievement, political awareness, and community service.

Faculty and Staff Organizations

Council on the Status of Women

Additional Resources

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Iowa Women's Archives

Women's Athletics Student Services Office

Women's Resource & Action Center (WRAC)

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)

Did you know?

The University of Iowa was the first public university in the country to admit women and men on an equal basis in 1855, to grant a law degree t o a woman (Mary B. Hickey Wilkinson in 1873), and had the nation's first female college newspaper editor in 1907.

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