Facts about the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center

Matthew Rezab

In 1981, the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center was established on campus in the Sloss House.

The Women’s Center was named after Margaret Wragg Sloss, the first woman to gain admission to and graduate from the College of Veterinary medicine here at Iowa State University. 

Born in 1901, Sloss died in 1979, leaving behind a legacy of courage and tenacity. Her dedication to women and excellence live on at the Center.

On Sept. 16, 1981, the Board of Regents formally approved the naming of the Women’s Center as the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center.

“May the time come when the world will recognize, and accept in a taken-for-granted sort of way, that it is as universally true of women as it is true of men, that regardless of their natural gifts and talents, of their chosen field of interest, or of the triviality or the enormity of their contributions in that field of interests; regardless of these things and the many others that are too often charged to be differentiating characteristics, all are fundamentally, and primarily only human at heart.”–Margaret Sloss

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