Student Assistance Tool Kit

The Office of Student Assistance utilizes many outlets to support students personally and academically.  When meeting with students, the staff in Student Assistance will utilize the resources most applicable to the students' needs and provide them with a copy of this resource. Below you will find some of the commonly used tools to encourage academic and personal success.

Academic Withdrawal: Students petitioning for a period 3, out of term, or medical withdrawal will complete their petition along with a form signed by the students' advisor. Once all of the information is compiled, the form can be turned in to the student services office of the students' college.

How to Write an Academic Withdrawal Petition: This guide will help students craft their personal narrative when petitioning for a withdrawal. It defines the common types of petitions (period 1, 2, 3, out of term or medical) as well as general requirements for academic petitions.

Commitment to Care Plan: The purpose of the Student Assistance Commitment to Care Plan is to partner with students who experience distress so they can be as successful as possible at Iowa State. This allows students to identify barriers as well as healthy coping strategies for these barriers.

Title IX Resource Guide: Iowa State is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of our campus community are safe and free from sexual misconduct of any form. This guide provides the university policy, definitions, and options available to students going through the Title IX process. Click here for more information.

Sample of Release of Information: This is a form that enables our staff to share relevant information and concerns with families or care providers. This is signed by the student and helps to provide a holistic approach to care for our students.

The Student Assistance Staff understands that navigating all of the resources available on a college campus can be overwhelming. The staff is available to meet from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday to talk about you or your students' individual needs while providing recommendations and referrals to campus and community partners. To contact the Student Assistance staff,  email or call 515-294-1020.  The Dean of Students Office is located in 1010 Student Services Building.