About Us

Welcome to the Atheist and Agnostic Society blog for the student organization at Iowa State University. Below, you’ll find information about our club. This blog will document our activities as well as announce and discuss events in our group.

Each Monday during semester we meet at 7pm in the Memorial Union’s Gold Room(No meetings during finals week or the week before finals, due to school policies for student organizations)

Fridays from 11am until 2pm we hold “Ask an Atheist” outside Parks Library, in the free speech zone, weather permitting. This is an opportunity for anyone to come up and ask us questions or engage us in conversation outside of our discussion meeting format. We believe that by making ourselves available for conversation and speaking with persons from all backgrounds, we can make progress in dispelling common misconceptions about the Secular Community.

  • Join To receive weekly updates such as times/dates of meetings and events via email contact isuaas@gmail.com. Weekly updates will also be posted on the AAS Facebook Page. You can also follow us on our Twitter(@tweathen) for updates.
  • Mission The mission of AAS is to provide an educational and support system for students who believe that one can live a fulfilling, productive, and ethical life without religion. We promote civil discussion and would like to be seen as good citizens of our university and broader community.
  • History AAS was founded in the fall of 1999 by Dr. Hector Avalos, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Douglas Ficek, then a senior in Philosophy. We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary in the fall of 2009. For more, visit our History page.
  • Inclusion Policy AAS is open to students, faculty, and community members of all religious, philosophical, and ethical viewpoints. AAS does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. AAS abides by all federal, state, city, and university laws and policies.
  • Disclaimer Students, faculty, and institutions associated with AAS or appearing on this webpage may not necessarily agree with the mission statement of AAS or hold any particular religious, philosophical, or ethical beliefs. Similarly, anthing that appears on this site is not necessarily representative of our school as a whole.