Telling Our Story: Aggie Women, 1890-2020
Utah State University is joining the nation and state in celebrating significant voting rights anniversaries in 2020: the 150th anniversary of suffrage for Utah women; the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States; and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. As the university honors these important milestones in our history, and as part of those celebrations, Utah State University also declares this the Year of the Woman.
USU celebrates often-unknown Aggie women—those who served as pioneers from the institution’s earliest days, to those paving the way for future generations of leaders and innovators. From the first day of classes in 1890 as the state's land-grant campus, women have been actively engaged as students, staff, and faculty. Their voices have impacted the cultural, scientific, economic, and social fabric of Utah State University for generations.
Year of the Woman recovers the voices and stories of these women from the past, lauds their legacy in the current generation, and anticipates continued success of our students, alumni, staff, and faculty. Join us in celebrating Aggie women who have been a force in the classroom, on campus, in the community, in the world, and beyond for 130 years.