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Hey folx, 

Take a look through all the amazing programs and events that different communities and organizations are putting on in order to celebrate and support marginalized students, staff, and faculty on campus. If you find something interesting? Join in!

As well, I wanted to reaffirm that everyone at the Sloss Center is a resource to students, faculty, and staff on campus and we will support folx in any way that we can. So please feel free to stop by and chat with any of us on the Sloss staff. 

An update on a community resource were trying to cultivate is a campus map with the locations of all gender-neutral restrooms, locations of all lactation rooms, and locations of where free menstrual products can be found. 

This project is something myself, as well as other folx at Iowa State, are working on. However, we are looking for volunteers and community engagement too. So if this project interests you, please feel free to reach out to me with comments, ideas, and volunteer opportunities. 

As always, any additional information about the Sloss Center can be found on our

If any individuals have any questions about events, programs or community aid, please reach out to me:

In community, 

Madison Mason (she/they) 
PR and Communications intern. 



An interview series focusing on the contributions of women and non-binary artists.

The second volume of interviews in the series features Charlie Esker, Vivian Cook, Sang Lee, Zoë Fay-Stindt, and Tanvi Rastogi. The interviews will air on KHOI Radio, 89.1 FM on Mondays at 4pm throughout October for local listeners. Not local? Listen live at

This program is hosted by Nancy Gebhart as a collaboration between the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity and KHOI Community Radio. A special thanks to Rosie Rowe for editing the series. 

Charlie, Vivian, Sang, Zoë, and Tanvi were asked to provide a playlist to accompany their interviews. Those songs were collected as an ARTiculations Volume 2 Spotify playlist and will air with the interview series. 

Rec Services

Women's Weight Lifting Clinic

An opportunity for women to learn how to properly weight train is available for registration. Each class will begin in the fitness studio, State Gym 1218, for a presentation on the lift of the day and time to practice with a PVC pipe. Then the class will progress to the racks in State Gym. To register, follow this link. 

Women* Climb Night

Women* Climb Night is Back! This semester we are offering women* climb nights once a month, on the last Wednesday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event is free to ISU members and open to non- pass holders and community members who are eligible to purchase a facility day pass!
*Why the asteriskThis program is open to individuals who identify as women or genderqueer. This includes women who are cisgender, trans, or of trans experience. We also welcome individuals who identify as gender non-binary or any other gender identity who seek this community. We recognize that gender is complex and members of our community that identify as women, genderqueer or belong to this group are all welcome to this program.

The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success

Follow the Center's Instagram to get more information about bisexuality, and join everyone in The Center on Friday at 4 p.m. for their Bi Pride Social!


International Students and Scholars Office

Join English Together! Improve your English through conversation, games, and topics of interest. You can join English Together any Tuesdays and Wednesdays from September 27th, when you are free. 

English Together is open to all international undergraduate & graduate students, post-docs, and community members.

More information can be found here, and questions can be sent to 


Student Organizations

Pride Alliance

The Pride Alliance is holding a Queer History Trivia Night on Wednesday, September 21 at The Sloss Center, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Pride Alliance is a safe and brave space for queer individuals on campus. Pride Alliance strives to mix education and activism with socializing, pride and support. To sign up for an email list and be alerted on events and meetings, email 

You can also follow the Iowa State Pride Alliance on Instagram and Twitter @iowastatepride. 
The Iowa State Daily

Build your resume and work experience by joining the Iowa State Daily for the fall 2022 semester. The Daily is an awarding-winning student publication and is currently seeking out reporters, photographers, columnists and copy editors. Working for the Daily is flexible with all schedules and open to any major.

No experience is necessary. Students have the opportunity to report on specific areas of interest and build connections that will benefit them post-graduation. 

here, or reach out the for more information. 

Join SAGE at their first meeting! They will have ice breakers, bracelet making, and discussion about their goals for the semester! 

SAGE's first meeting will be on September 20 at 7 p.m. in the Sloss Center. 

Stay up to date on SAGE by following them on Instagram @sage.isu

LatinX Heritiage Month

Images from ISU LatinX Student Initiatives

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates and honors those who have passed. One tradition includes building ofrendas (altars) honoring the deceased using brightly colored skulls, marigolds, and possessions of the departed.

Instead of sugar, their skulls are paper mache, but they invite you to decorate them in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos using paint, glitter, gems, flowers, and other adornments.

More information about the history and significance of this event is available at The Workspace, and they encourage you to look for celebrations around the world on November 1 & 2. La calavera es un símbolo de la muerte, lo único seguro en la vida. 

This walk-in craft is available until September 30. It is open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. It is $10 in the studio, and $12 to go. 

The Workspace is open Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information can be found here

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Student organizations and offices that involve gender equity, multicultural engagement, and queer identities are always welcome in our newsletter. Reach out to be a part of the Sloss Newsletter.

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