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Letter from the Editor: 

Welcome back for the fall 2022 semester! The Margaret Sloss Center for Women's and Gender Equity is space that uses educational tools and community aid to be a resource for students, faculty, and staff on campus. 

My name is Madison Mason (shey/they) and I am a senior majoring in Women's and Gender Studies and Speech and Communications with a minor in Journalism and Mass Communication. I'm going to be the PR and Communications intern for the Sloss Center this semester. 

In this bi-weekly newsletter you will get information about events and programs that involve these concepts at Iowa State. 

I'm someone who finds importance in resources and community aid. So throughout this semester, I would like this newsletter to be deemed a resource, and the Sloss House to be used as a form of community aid. 

I want this newsletter to be a guide to folx in the Iowa State community to stay up to date with diversity, equity, and inclusion on and off campus. 

Throughout the course of the Fall 2022 semester, I will keep y'all up to date with all the opportunities, resources, guides, and community aid that is available to students, faculty, and staff in order to provide support for everyone. 

Any additional information can be found on our

If any individuals have any questions about events and programs, feel free to reach out to me:

We can't wait to continue to encourage and create a safe and brave environment for people on campus, and we hope you will cultivate it with us. 

In community, 

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


Meet the PR and Communications Intern

Madison Mason 

Pronouns: she, her, hers, they, them, theirs

Education: Majors- Women's and Gender Studies and Speech and Communications. Minor- Journalism and Mass Communication. 

Campus Involvement: President of The Pride Alliance, Communications Intern for the Sloss Center

Community Involvement: Ames Pride Intern, Center for Creative Justice volunteer. 

QTPoC Monthly Dinner

Welcome back! QTPoC dinner's are back at the Sloss Center for the Fall of 2022. The first dinner will be on Friday, September 9th at 5 p.m. at the Sloss House. Find more information about the event here!

OUT Exhibition 

OUT extends an invitation to connect to the LGBTQIA+ community with authenticity. Each artwork was chosen because they bring forward key elements of community building like creation and maintenance or people and locations.

The artwork featured in OUT presents communities in a way that contains abundance, masses, and movements that are neither monolithic nor are they stagnant. A few of the artworks invite you to share specifically in the LGBTQIA+ community in hopes that you will understand and see what we know and hold dear. Other artworks invite you to see the more difficult parts of community: the loneliness, the effort, the isolation, and the need to escape.

By actively engaging in OUT, you are actively engaging in the many levels of community in and around the exhibition. You are building a community with the artwork, with the artist, with the people and places the artist calls community, with the Octagon Art Center, with Ames, and with me. Welcome.

-AJ Castle, Out exhibition juror

OUT Exhibition Walk:

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Join Dr. Ruxandra Marcu, director of ISU’s Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity, and Dr. Susan Harper, director of ISU’s Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success, for a walking tour of the Out exhibit. Dr. Marcu and Dr. Harper will host the tour, offering their thoughts, reflections, and interpretations of the artwork with community members. Anyone who wishes to join the tour can meet at the Octagon Center for the Arts at 5:30 p.m.

More information can be found

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

Join everyone at The Center for tea time! Drop into The Center between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6 for a cup of hot tea (or coffee), some conversation, and a spot of relaxation! Beverages will be provided, and feel free to bring a snack!


Student Organizations

Pride Alliance

The Pride Alliance is holding their first meeting on Wednesday, September 7 in Carver 274, 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. 

Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity

Upcoming Events:
Pacific Islander September Gathering on Saturday, September 10 at Wayfarer Coffee from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
  • Monsoon advocates in Dubuque invite community members to a monthly gathering to share experiences and strengthen ties as Pacific Islanders in Iowa. Refreshments will be served.

Marshallese Cultural (Manit) Day Celebration on Saturday, September 24 at Jackson Park from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Monsoon invites community members to celebrate Marshallese Cultural (Manit) Day, a festival of people of the Marshall Islands held annually in the last week of September. This year’s festival will feature Marshallese songs and dance performances; cultural activities, such as weaving; traditional food bake sales; and health resources information, among other family-friendly entertainment and support.

Community Listening Session Report Back Webinar on Tuesday, September 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Monsoon Violence Prevention Program (VPP) youth interns invite community members to attend a webinar where they will discuss their findings from the Community Listening Sessions that were hosted by the VPP team in August. 

The Zoom link available here.

World Suicide Prevention Day

Mental Health Resources:
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a day that is observed to bring awareness to suicide and suicide prevention. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for those ages 15-24. In order to combat this statistic, here are some mental health resources. 

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