The Dean of Students Office at Iowa State University
uses an integrated approach to support student-centered learning
through personal, community and academic development
culminating in a transformative experience.

Student Success & Retention: Academic Success Center, Hixson Opportunity Awards, National Student Exchange, Student Disability Resources, Writing and Media Center; Student Life: Greek Affairs, Student Conduct, Parents' Association, Student Assistance and Outreach, Student Legal Services; Wellness: Recreation Services, Facilities, Fitness and Wellness, Intramurals, Outdoor Recreation, Sports Clubs; Social Justice & Inclusion: Margaret Sloss Womens Center, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Student Services, Multicultural Student Affairs














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Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Need help? Call (515) 294-1020 or email dso-sas@iastate.edu​​

Student Life

"We come to college not alone to prepare to make a living, but to learn to live a life."
      -M.J. Riggs, 1883

Student Success & Retention

"Student success is enhanced when an institution provides many complementary policies and practicies to support students academically and socially... Students are more likely to thrive when support comes from multiple sources."
      -Kuh, et al., 2005


"Wellness must be a prerequesite to all else.  Students cannot be intellectually proficient if they are physically and psychologically unwell."
      -Boyer, 1990

Social Justice & Inclusion

"In a socially just setting, individuals possess the ability to choose their own path while working collaboratively with others."
      -Evans, 2010