There are times when challenges and emergency situations arise for students. In these times, Student Assistance provides help and guidance. The following frequently utilized resources are helpful sources of information for ISU students.


Dean of Students Office
Web Sites:

Dean of Students Office
Academic Success Center
Greek Affairs
Hixson Opportunity Awards
Student Conduct
LGBT Student Services
Margaret Sloss Women's Center
Multicultural Student Affairs
Recreation Services
Student Legal Services
Student Disability Resources

Student Assistance Resources:

DSO Spheres
ISU 911 Guide
Information for Advisors
Levels of Distress Handout
Sample Release of Information
Student Assistance Referral Form
Community Resources List (from Women's Center website)
Sexual Misconduct Web Site



The Student Assistance and Outreach staff is available to meet from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. To contact the Student Assistance staff,  email or call 515/294-1020.  The Dean of Students Office  is located in 1010 Student Services Building.

Other Iowa State University Resources:

Iowa State Police Department
Student Counseling Services
Department of Residence
     Changing Your Assignment
     Switching With Another Student
     Cancelling Your Contract
Thielen Student Health Center
Financial Aid
Accounts Receivable
International Students and Scholars
The Office of Equal Opportunity
Vice President of Student Affairs

Vererans Center

Iowa State University
College Student Services Offices

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Graduate College
Human Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Veterinary Medicine

Reminder: Iowa State has an ethics hotline
Iowa State contracts with a third-party hotline vendor, EthicsPoint, to allow anonymous reporting of activities that may involve criminal, noncompliant or unsafe behavior impacting ISU. You may submit a report online or by calling (toll-free) 866-384-4277.

There are a number of university policies which are very useful to know about and are often only identified when a student crisis occurs. Below is a linked list of some of the most common regulations and handbooks that are accessed by faculty and staff when working with students. This is not a complete list. The Policy Library provides a more complete resource to university policies.

Student Disciplinary Regulations
Department of Residence Policies
Regents Uniform Rules of Personal Conduct
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Study Abroad Regulations
Student Organization Recognition Policy


There are also a number of community resources that can be particularly helpful.


Ames Police Department
ACCESS (Assault Care Center)
Central Iowa Psychological Services (CIPS)
Mary Greeley Medical Center
McFarland Clinic
Richmond Center