The purpose of Women’s Alliance for Cyber Security (WACS) is to introduce, encourage, support, and retain women in CyberSecurity and related fields. Additionally, the aim of WACS is to provide meaningful opportunities for team-building and collaboration amongst women in preparation to compete at Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File WACS_Constitution_fall_2016.pdf
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 19
ISU Members 3
Non-ISU Members 1
Allowed Members Membership shall be open to all registered students in good standing at Iowa State University.
Allowed Officers All
Membership Qualifications For all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Membership Restrictions Members with less than one semester with the organization cannot hold officer position without the approval of the current or former executive officers
Elections/Selection The method of election of officers shall be secret ballot, and the winners will be decided by simple majority. The officers shall be elected during the first meeting of the semester.
Meetings WACS meets once a week, on Mondays at 6:10 pm in Pearson 3149.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Meetings discuss topics and real-world problems today someone pursuing Cyber Security might come across while also focusing on empowering women in a field that is predominately male. We are not exclusive to female and encourage people of any gender to come and support each other in this growing field. Often times we will have speakers from big companies like Kingland give pitches about their work and focus on key concepts in the professional side. Once the CDC date is announced we organize a team and create workshops to prepare.

Description of Special Events