Resources for those affected by a summer of tragedies

It has been a difficult summer.

Acts of violence, natural disasters, terrorism and other traumatic events -- as well as our nation’s political climate -- affect students, faculty and staff in ways we cannot always anticipate.

Time for community

President Leath revives principles to live, learn by.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to offer help to students who may be struggling with course work, emotional/physical health or simply navigating campus.

In some cases, students may be referred to the Dean of Students office, located in the Student Services Building. Staff can be reached at 294-1020 or

Services and resources available through the Dean of Students office include:

  • Student counseling service
  • Academic success center
  • Multicultural student affairs
  • Thielen student health center
  • Student support services
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student services
  • Student disability resources

A full list of student resources can be found online.

Faculty and staff who are having difficulty may seek help through Iowa State’s employee assistance program. Employee and Family Resources offers confidential assistance and counseling to employees and their families, including stress, anxiety, depression, parenting, substance abuse and legal and financial concerns.