The Office of the Dean of Students provides key programs and services that support student success and is comprised of ten units.

Services Offered

The freedom you’ll have in college comes with many choices and responsibilities. Your success is impacted by your personal choices, but it can also be affected by other concerns, often unanticipated.

Student Care and Assistance is a central program available to assist you throughout your collegiate career. Student Care and Assistance focuses on providing support to students if a situation arises that may affect their ability to be successful at the university, such as hospitalization and medical illnesses requiring extended time away from classes, mental health concerns, family issues or simply navigating a new environment.

The Office of Student Accountability meets with students when they experience the negative outcomes of their actions, specifically regarding violations of the Code of Student Life. All students agree to abide by all university policies, including the Code of Student Life, upon accepting their enrollment at the university. In meeting with students, Student Accountability staff members will discuss the choices made and will serve as a support for students as they overcome obstacles.


The Office of the Dean of Students also includes the following departments in addition to Student Care and Assistance and Student Accountability:

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Iowa Hawk Shop
  • Iowa House Hotel
  • Iowa Memorial Union
  • Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement
  • Student Engagement & Campus Programs
  • Student Legal Services
  • Student Wellness

The Office of the Dean of Students is open and serves as a primary point of contact for students. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm and changes or updates will be posted on the website.


Phone: 319-335-1162
Location: 135 Iowa Memorial Union (see floor map)